Kamikiri (紙切り) is the traditional Japanese art of papercutting, performed on stage to a live audience. Kamikiri as a style of performing art dates back to Edo period-Japan (1603-1867).

In kamikiri, the performer takes suggestions from the audience, and quickly cuts a piece of paper with scissors to create the suggested figure to musical accompaniment.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Kamikiri". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Retrieved 23 March 2017.