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Video: How to Make an Origami Uchiwa – Paper Fan

Subject: Art & Design / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 / Key Stage 3 / GCSE+
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years / 11-15 years / 15+ years
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Many people attend festivals in the summer in Japan where they might dress up in summer kimono (called yukata), eat street food (called yatai) and watch large firework displays.

It can be very hot in summer so you will also see many people carrying fans called uchiwa.

Follow the video to make a mini origami version.