Overall, the Narita airport looked newer and cleaner. I think the airport and been overhauled since my last visit some 17 years ago. One of my first things to do was to find a decent coffee shop which as it turned out was not all that difficult. It was interesting that I could order 'weak' coffee, 'medium strength' coffee and 'strong' coffee. Of course I ordered strong coffee. With coffee in hand I wandered the terminal because I had at least two and a half hours to kill.
One thing caught my eye. At the hub adjoining several terminals there was a post that told you what was in each terminal. I saw something about an origami museum. What could be more Japanese than an origami museum! I decided to check it out. It only took about five minutes to find the origami museum. It was amazing. There were so many examples of this intricate art and craft that it was overwhelming. Now, I can struggle through folding a crane which probably most people could but some of the constructions that I saw were absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, the pictures that I show here do not even begin to do justice to what I saw with my own eyes at the origami museum in Narita airport.
|A green dragon|
|A variety of interesting pieces|
|More interesting pieces|
|Christmas in origami!|
|Hark the herald angels...|
|This was amazing! Smaller and smaller cranes until...|
|the last one was made with and can only be viewed with a magnifying glass!|