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A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Jul 9, 2018

A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in the city of Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye — a chopstick wrapper folded and fiddled into an abstract shape. It was the catalyst for the creation of a collection that now ...

Origami vending machine in Nikko shines light on disabled artists

Feb 12, 2018

Origami vending machine in Nikko shines light on disabled artists

A vending machine selling origami pieces created by residents with mental disabilities has been installed near the famed Toshogu Shrine in the popular tourist destination of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. The unit, a former cigarette machine refurbished with colorful patterns, has proved to be a hit ...