When I left Fortnum & Mason, I walked across the street to the Japanese bakery Minamoto Kitchoan and found this golden origami Christmas tree.
The shop’s own sign explains that the tree combines western culture (the Christmas tree) and Japanese art (origami). Three thousand square sheets of paper were each folded into the shape of a bird without using paste or scissors.
Can you see the shape of the birds in the next photo?
[UPDATE: In response to the challenge in the comments below, I’m standing up in defence of Japanese sweets. Maybe “bakery” wasn’t the right word. Would “confectioner” be better? I bought chocolate mochi, apple jellies and matcha pancakes, as shown in the next photo.]