As an important role in traditional festive celebrations and religious rituals, paper crafting is listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong. Meet our Master who has been honing his paper crafting skills for more than 30 years and learn how to make a traditional Chinese lantern from scratch!
Although paper crafting uses simple materials, its techniques can create elaborate things such as paper floral tributes, effigies of the Ghost King, lanterns for various festivals such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, dragons, lions, Chinese unicorns, and paper offerings to deceased relatives.
In this hands-on experience, you will learn basic paper crafting techniques to create a lantern (shape is seasonal) of your own. Additionally, you will hear stories from our Master about their experience with the industry and how it has changed in recent decades. You will walk away from this experience with a keepsake made with this dying art form and knowledge of why it is an important part of Hong Kong’s culture.
Duration: 2 hours
Time slots: Every day, flexible
Capacity: Private groups up to 4 people
Location: Studio in Shau Kei Wan or Chai Wan
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin