As if the Moon Ceremony weren't special enough, we found out that Hiroko-San was an origami teacher! So after the ceremony we set up in the living room for some serious Origami Fun.
Hiroko-San taught us to make special flowers - I had never seen them before so I documented how to make them. Please note this origami needs both scissors and glue.
To begin, cut an origami paper into four equal squares (ie. fold it twice and cut into quarters). You will need five or six of these small squares - each makes one petal. In the image above, the purple flower has six petals. The folding sequence is below - note you need to do this as many times as you are making petals.
Then you need to apply glue to the inner edge of the petal to close it. Once the glue holds, use your finger to press the petal into a funnel shape. Then start gluing the petals together. In the image below, all the petals are glued, and three of them are already glued together.
Then add the last ones, let dry a bit, fan out and glue first and last petals together. Enjoy!
And of course no origami session would be complete without Japanese cranes: