RIKUMO | 1216 WORKSHOPS


Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Rikumo Concept Store
1216 Walnut St.
Phila, PA 19107

Taking Shape: Origami Wet-Folding with Taro Yaguchi

Rikumo is honored to host origami trailblazer Taro Yaguchi for an exclusive hands-on workshop. Taro is the founder of Taro's Origami Studios in NYC and Oakland, California, which he created with the sole mission of spreading the beauty of origami to people around the world. Well regarded in the origami world, he has worked with many major brands and organizations including NBC Universal, Pinterest, Jimmy Choo, Airbnb, and Uniqlo.

During this special workshop, Taro will describe the history and rules of origami, before showing participants how to prep washi paper and perform the "wet-folding" technique. Wet-folding was pioneered by legendary origami master Akira Yoshizawa and is used to preserve curved shapes in paper, resulting in pieces that are sculptural as opposed to geometric. Seating is extremely limited so be sure to RSVP today!

Who: Origami expert Taro Yaguchi from Taro's Origami Studios in NYC and Oakland, California will be giving hands-on instruction on wet-folding origami.

What: Wet-folding is an origami technique that was popularized by origami legend Akira Yoshizawa. It involves using water to help fold and shape paper into sculptural works of art.

When: Saturday, August 12th from 2-3:30 pm

Where: The Rikumo Concept Store | 1216 Walnut St

Cost: $15

Hands-on participation is limited to 10 paid attendees, however, shoppers are encouraged to observe free of charge.

This event is suitable for all ages, and no prior experience is needed. Once purchased, tickets are transferable but non-refundable. If you have any questions, please email us at events@rikumo.com

Questions? Email us at events@rikumo.com.

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Nestled in the heart of Center City, Rikumo is dedicated to fostering education, cultural enrichment and collaboration within our community. Led by our knowledgeable staff, our concept store hosts monthly workshops that support the creative spirit of Philadelphia. From artist lectures to green tea tastings, our free monthly workshops invite you to discover a world of modern craftsmanship, straight from the makers who surround us. 

Interested in hosting an event at our concept store? Email us at events@rikumo.com for rates and collaboration options.