Washi eggs

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Washi Egg View 2

Washi eggs are commonly created at Easter using Japanese washi paper (as used for Origami), glue and varnish. They are made into ornaments and decorations.


A Washi egg is made by first blowing the egg to remove its contents. A rectangle of washi paper, large enough to cover the egg is folded in half, and cut nearly to the midline every quarter inch (6 mm) to form a fringe of narrow strips. Each strip is trimmed to a point. The paper is unfolded, rolled around the egg, and glued on, a strip at a time: the strips overlap at the ends of the egg. The egg may then be varnished.[1]

Classes are given on US bases in Japan according to Okinawan English language newspaper, Japan Update.[2]


  1. ^ "How to make Washi eggs". How to make Washi eggs. DeviantArt. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Japan Update. Japanese art lends beauty to Easter holiday. 15 April 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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