General Tokyo info
Gallery Origami House is an origami gallery and shop in Tokyo, Japan, run by Mr. Makoto Yamaguchi. They also publish private-press books, typically of complex models. GOH also acts as the publisher for the magazine of the Japan Origami Academic Society (JOAS) also called Origami Tanteidan. You must be a JOAS member to get the magazine. June Sakamoto, an American living in New Jersey, acts as an agent for overseas subscriptions. Contact us for details.
It's important to note that GOH does business in Japanese. If you want to get in touch with them, and are not capable of exchanging email/phone/fax information in that language, then you should consider going through June to contact them.
The folks at GOH, in addition to helping us arrange for various travel and lodging details, are delighted to have us use the gallery as a meeting place, a place to sit and have a snack and cool off, etc, but we need to be careful not to drive them crazy in the process, and try and have a minimum impact on the operations at GOH during the day. They'll be both attempting to operate as a store and gallery, and prepare for the convention. On past trips, the group usually picked a set time (or times) to meet up in the morning, and again in the evening, and from there set out on various shopping/sight-seeing/eating adventures.
To get to Gallery Origami House:
Unlike many places in Tokyo, honest, you cannot miss it!
There is a map at the GOH website at:
http://www.origamihouse.jp/about/map/map.html (Japanese; useful to hand to a taxi driver)
http://www.origamihouse.jp/about/map/map_e.html (English, less detailed, good for comparison.)
Click on the "English" link at the upper right to see the English version of the map. On the Japansese map, the labeled building is is GOH; the three,small black circles labeled A1, A2 and A3 are the Toei Mita line subway exits; the upper, small, black circle is the Nanboku line Hon-Komagome station exit. (Anyone coming from the Komagome weekly mansion will go to the Hon-Komagome stop; everyone else will come on the Toei Mita line from Sugamo or Kasuga.)
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