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What do you long for?

Origami Art workshop with Kamishibai storytelling

February 17, 2024

@ Rua Red, Tallaght

3:30 to 4:30 pm

Art workshop

Suitable for children 3+ and their guardians


Japanese & English

€ 5

When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free.

Please note:

Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

Explore the fascinating tale of “The Grateful Crane” through the Kamishibai storytelling technique. Learn the art of Origami as Tamao Oka guides you in creating symbolic paper cranes, believed to bring long life, healing and peace. Discover the tradition of Wishing Notes, where you’ll pen your heart’s desires. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Japanese calligraphy and quill pen ink art, adding a touch of artistic flair to this experience. Join us as we craft, create and connect in a celebration of culture and creativity.


Meet the artist

Tamao Oka

Tamao Oka, originally from Japan, initially worked as a pharmacist there. However, her life took a turn when she moved to Ireland 15 years ago. Now, she is deeply passionate about sharing Japanese art, storytelling and language with both children and adults. She also has a profound appreciation for Irish culture, particularly traditional music and myths, folktales and fairy tales. With over 10 years of experience, Tamao has served as a group leader and workshop facilitator for children. She completed her diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Years Education in Ireland in 2016.

Tamao Oka, Mother Tongues Festival 2023, Tallaght, 16-18 February.

All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be issued.

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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