origata hexagonal packages
Great for wrapping gift cards
or small items.
While researching Origata, a Japanese art of gift wrapping, I came across pictures of these little hexagonal packets sold online to hold a fragrant incense called “fumikou”.
I REALLY wanted to know how they folded these little hexagons.
One day I stumbled upon the instructions in Tomoko Fuse’s origami wrapping book:
A google image search of the term “origata” reveals all kinds of Japanese wondrous wrappings.
I get my Japanese and Korean books from Kinokuniya Book Store, www.kinokuniya.com.
For books with no English on the cover I send the bookstore a picture.
Sometimes you can find foreign books at your local library.
HOW TO FOLD THE ORIGATA HEXAGON
Pretty easy to fold. Works best with A4 euro-size paper
A lovely book about origata published by the Origata Institute in Tokyo, Japan.
First published in 1985, this is still one of the best books on Japanese gift wrapping in English. It may be out of print but, there are tons of used copies around.