Traditional Japanese Origami

Here you will find instructions for three traditional Japanese origami models, written simply with numerous photographs so that children can follow along. We have a samurai helmet, the carp kite and of course the crane.

Origami Carp Kite

Origami Carp Kite

On Children's Day in Japan, families hang out an array of colourful carp kites to symbolize their children growing up healthy, determined and strong.

Origami Crane

Origami Crane

The crane is a traditional origami model which has been folded for hundreds of years. The crane stands for long life and good luck, and some people think that if you fold 1000 cranes you will be granted a wish!

Origami Samurai Helmet

Origami Samurai Helmet

The Samurai helmet is a traditional Japanese origami model which has been folded for many hundreds of years. As a symbol of strength and honour, it is often made for little boy's to wear on Children's Day (Boy's Day) in Japan on 5th May.

More Origami

We have many more origami models for the kids to try here at Activity Village. Explore here:

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