i attended an origami workshop last week. I am now a kusudama (くすだま) master. kusudama translates into english as ‘medicine ball’, and kusudama origami is the folding of paper into a sphere. it’s pretty amazing what can be done. the image i have posted is not mine – it’s far too intricate and beautiful for me right now, but i will get there.
it’s school holidays this week and I’m helping the children’s librarian to run an origami workshop. my kusudama/origami skills will be very handy and i will be able to impress the kids with my paper folding credentials (1. lived in japan origin of origami; 2. attended 2 hr workshop – don’t scoff thats 2 hours more than most people; 3. have been to hiroshima home of the paper crane). see – librarians can do so much more than put books on shelves and collect overdue fines.