Origami boxes for Tohoku

A friend of Haikugirl’s Japan is selling beautiful origami boxes online, and the proceeds are going to help recovery efforts in Tohoku. The auctions close on Saturday 24th March, so make sure you take a look right now…

This site links to a set of eBay auctions of decorative hexagonal origami gift boxes. The auctions mark the first anniversary of the Tohoku Pacific earthquake that took place in Japan on 11th March 2011.

Proceeds from the auctions will be donated to the UK-based Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund.

The boxes were made using an instruction book by Tomoko Fuse (布施 知子). She’s a bit of a whiz at Unit or Modular origami, where components are folded and then assembled into larger pieces. No cutting of the paper, glue or adhesive tape is utilised in the making of the boxes.

The boxes are really beautiful, and of very high quality. They would make excellent gifts (or containers for gifts). Each box comes with a very small “treat size” bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs – perfect for Easter!

For more information, please visit this website.

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