WHAT IS KARAKURI?
Originated in Japan, Karakuri is an art of making paper toys that move using simple mechanisms such as gears, cranks, cams, and lever etc. Robots, one of the pinnacles of scientific development today, are made up of various karakuri-like mechanisms.
Building a Karakuri toy with your own hands is a blend of science, technology, engineering, art and craft, and math making it a perfect example of STEAM education. With Karakuri toys, you can experience the joy of making something of your own that you can play with and have fun. We hope children as well as grown-ups will find a joy in making your own movable paper toys.