Get to know more about a country's culture and traditions is a way to know it and to remember the times lived there or to prepare a future visit. Japan is a fascinating country with a contrasting culture and is probably on your bucket list (I know its in mine!)
Get some paper and look up for tutorials online. The beautiful Origami figures can be used as Christmas decorations or to embellish your Christmas cards. Your friends will be delighted to receive a hand made card!