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Origami and Haiku Workshop

Within the creases of flowers, the textures of trees, and the folded wings of butterflies lives inspiration for many forms of art and design. Origami–the art of folding paper–and haiku–a style of poetry–are no different. Last month, Hitomi Mukaibo, shared these artforms with visitors at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center using the inspiration that surrounds Escondido Creek.

Origami is typically done using one piece of paper, without using any cuts or slits. Recent developments in the art have inspired new ways of looking at engineering, technology, and math. The art of haiku, on the other hand, is a linguistic challenge that limits a poem to three lines: 5 syllables in the first and last; 7 syllables in the second.

Visitors enjoyed hearing Mukaibo’s personal experiences with the art forms and even had a chance to create their own. We were very fortunate to have such a wonderful instructor and great students. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on more events at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center.