paper balloon (kami fusen)

A Vending Machine for Origami? Only in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture!

When it comes to vending machines, Japan’s always a champion. While the rest of the world settles on the simplicity and practicality of the machine, here comes Japan bringing it to an entirely new level by dispensing all sorts of items not just limited to those we use every day. From bento and noodles to…

Brighten Up Any Day With Kami Fusen: Japanese Paper Balloons

A Japanese traditional paper balloon called kami fusen has long been used in Japan for several events and gatherings. They are very colorful and come in different shapes and sizes. These fun balloons can also be used as toys for children. They actually emerged as an alternative to the very popular rubber balloon. They can…