This year, IKEDA Japanese Cuisine, a reference restaurant known as the extension of Japan in Porto, will join the celebrations of World Origami Day – which marks November 11 – and organize an “Origami Week”.
During this week – November 11th to 18th – all customers visiting IKEDA will be invited to build their own origami. While waiting for their meals, and with the help of instructions that will guide them on this mission, people will be able to dedicate themselves to this minute piece of Japanese art. The best origami will give rise to the exhibition “(Un)fold Japan”, which can be admired in the NIWA space – the oriental garden with terrace, recently renovated to comfortably welcome guests on colder days. The various origami proposals can also be seen and shared on social media through the hashtag #origamiweek.
As origami is one of the iconic elements of the restaurant, whose main room is decorated with 3,000 paper cranes, handmade and suspended from the ceiling, IKEDA decided to create this special action to be able to provide, especially with the youngest, unique moments in family and the creation of positive memories, in addition to arousing curiosity around this traditional element of Japanese culture.
The thousands of origami are just some of the unique details that make up the intimate and welcoming atmosphere of IKEDA, making a visit to this restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine an invitation to a real trip to the Orient.