What? Origami Workshop
When? Thursday, July 11, from 2 to 4 pm
Where? Wagamama Faneuil Hall Patio, One South Market Street, Boston.
How much? Free
Why should I go? Origami—the art of paper folding—began in Japan nearly 500 years ago. Originally used in ceremonial functions, it later became a form of entertainment, using both basic and intricate folds to create delicate butterflies, cranes, flowers, and other objects. Today, you can try your hand at it during a free origami workshop at Faneuil Hall taught by local origami artist Junko Faber, who is originally from Niigata, Japan. Faber became interested in origami’s ability to improve fine motor skills and potential as a therapeutic tool years ago, and now teaches the art at Faneuil Hall’s summer origami workshops, and elsewhere. The two-hour workshops are held Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm through July 25 outside Japanese restaurant Wagamama, in Faneuil Hall’s South Market. Each week, visitors will learn how to fold a new creation, like a lotus candle holder, and earn a chance to have it displayed in the marketplace. In inclement weather, workshops will be held inside.