The beginning was this handsome dragon’s head from an old origami book by Japanese genius origami artist, Kawai Hosho. Then I built its body to dance with me in the story of “Urushi Ryu / Urushi Dragon”. The story is rather short and combined with another 30 minutes of storytelling with origami.
It’s a joy to fold origami to unfold stories. Filled with surprise, laughter and wow! the show is for young audience and families, called “Origami Tales”.
Here’s an official description.
Welcome to the infinite world of Origami! In Japanese, ori- means “to fold” and -gami means “paper”. Using origami, music and audience participation, storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical entry into Japanese culture. In her new show “Origami Tales”, mythological character masks & puppets, amazing flowers and a dragon–all made from origami–set the stage while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan.
According to organization/school needs, in 45-60 minutes show, expect boundless imagination out of simple paper folding and uplifting world of storytelling.