Exhibition of origami animal works opens in Ginowan

“Kamitterune! Okinawa no Doubutsutachi,” an exhibition of animal figures made from folded paper, opened in Ginowan Municipal Museum in Mashiki, Ginowan City on Wednesday. The exhibition consists of some 75 origami works by Satoshi Watanabe.

The origami pieces of animals living in Okinawa were made with an aim to educate people to understand the animals’ structure and features. In addition to contemporary animals of Okinawa, the works depict dinosaurs and dragons. There’s also a workshop where participants can try to make origami of their own.

A representative of Ginowan Municipal Museum said, “We would like to have many families to participate and try paper folding together to discover the diversity and wonder of animals.”

The exhibition runs through Aug. 21st. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except closed on Tuesdays and on Aug. 11th. Entry to the exhibition is free. For more information, call Ginowan Municipal Museum at 098-870-9317.