Japan Centre are lucky enough to have the talented members of the British Origami Society on hand to demonstrate the beautiful 17th century art of Japanese origami paper-folding Sunday 1st July, 12pm – 3pm at Westfield Stratford City.  Join us as we see some amazing creations come to life, as well as get the chance to test your own origami skills (and count the paper cuts!) with some hands-on tutorials. There’s even a free origami crane for the kids!
Mums, eh? Great, super, human beings non pareil. …but what to do for Mother’s Day?
Yes, Mother’s Day is coming, but it needn’t be the usual inexorable march towards packed, sub-par garden centre coffee shops and least-manky petrol station flowers.
We at Japan Centre think mums are super, so we’ve come up with a few ideas to show your mums, grannies or mums-in-all-but-name that you’re thinking of them.

Keep Your Candy Safe From Prying Eyes & Itchy Fingers!
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding and has been a popular hobby and art form for centuries. The complexities of some designs that are made from just a single sheet of square paper are absolutely mind bending, not to mention beautifully elegant. If you are interested in origami and want to try making some yourself, read our Japan Centre guide to making a very cute box, perfect for a small gift or to keep your precious snacks and candy safe!