Craving a cherry crane or a pine penguin? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to fold a walnut helmet! Yep, this origami is actually made from paper-thin slices of wood! You can get your very own pack of super sheer veneer from (where else?) Tokyu Hands, on the lumber floor. (It has always amazed me that they have a lumber floor. Like, in addition to origami squares, you can buy any kind of wood there, and have it cut down to a size that is carry-able on the subway!)
I saw this at the Shibuya Tokyu Hands store.
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3 thoughts on “Wooden Origami”
Wait, isn’t paper… ?
Haha, yes! When I first saw this, I thought it was just paper printed with a wood pattern, so I looked closer. It’s actually foldable slices of wood!
My next thought was splinters. But honestly, I think it would look cool and smell fantastic to work with.