Paper Restaurant 2016
"Animals: God Messengers"

ー The Power of Paper ー

In Japan, animals are considered to have a magical power and became messengers of the 'kami' (god) at temples and shrines. An illustration of animals made by 21 papercraft artists is shown below.

Title: "Hō-ō"
'Hō-ō' is the Chinese phoenix in Japanese. It is a mythological bird introduced by Chinese to Japan. The beautiful birds with colorful plume are considered a symbol of peace and rich harvest.

I checked how to make paper 'Hō-ō' by comparing it with samples I made as a trial.

I mainly wanted to make a beautiful plume, because I thought the technique in this picture fits for it.

Meanwhile, I needed to find a better idea for the wings and I thought simple one might be better.

I weaved the strips of paper into checkered pattern for the body.

The various paper animals, like rabbit, cat, fox and etc. will gather round the show.


Paper Restaurant 2016
God Messengers"

Oct. 30, 2016 〜Nov. 6, 2016
Open 10:00〜19:00(Entrance free)
〒105-8311 1-7-3
Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Japan Papercraft Association web site