'Karakuri Byobu' (Papercraft) Experience in Matsumoto
Japan’s tradition of papercrafts is known throughout the world and in many ways, defines the Japanese ability to take the seemingly simple and through studied attention, turn it into a fine craft of endless potential. ‘Karakuri’ translates as ‘mechanism’ or ‘trick’, while ‘byobu’ means ‘folding screen’ and as such, karakuri byobu is the craft of folding and cutting paper into forms that defy the mind or ‘trick’ craft.
Workshops take 1.5 hours in which time your instructor will explain everything to you and help you craft your own karakuri byoubu picture-holder – an ideal keepsake for you to proudly show your favourite photo of your travels in Japan once back home. Available upon on request throughout the year, bookings can be made for anytime from 10:00 to 16:00. Bookings can be made using the phone number and email listed above.