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Origami Dream World

by Toshikazu Kawasaki

Published:
2001 by Asahi Press
Pages:
125
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784255000961
ISBN-10:
4255000964

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Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Some are multi-piece or from rectangles

Overall Impression

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Modular folders will have a ball with this book - the train, complete with all train parts and a railway, will give you hours of folding and construction work. The result is stunning. Other older Kawasaki models reappear in this book, like the known Kawasaki rose (Origami For The Connoisseur version) with completely redone diagrams, that makes the folding sequence much clearer, and also supplied is a slight variation of the rose, to make the petals more "opened" (I prefer it this way).

The book is divided into 3 sections, and on the beginning there are beautiful full color photos of all the models. First comes the transportation section, including the train, a space shuttle, and houses and trees to complete the scenery. The second part is a natural scene, with a fox, roses and other plants, and the 3rd section is devoted to an underwater scene, with underwater critters and plants. The diagrams are 2-toned and of excellent quality, with some B&W photos of the steps scattered here and there to help.

There are 21 Origami Designs in Origami Dream World:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Houses

Buildings

Toshikazu Kawasaki28Square
Multiple units

Several variations of modular houses. Several modules also published in Roses, Origami & Math
Tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Toshikazu Kawasaki38Square
2 units

Also in Das Diagramm 37
Also in Roses, Origami and Math by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Origami Tree by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Train and rail

Vehicles - Trains

Toshikazu Kawasaki41Square
Multiple units

Exceptional - made from hundreds of units, if you have the patience, this model is a good reason to get the book
Origami Train and rail by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yuval Atlas
Space shuttle

Vehicles - Spacecrafts

Toshikazu Kawasaki58Square

Different from the one in Origami for the Connoisseur - nice
Origami Space shuttle by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Snowflake

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki64HexagonOrigami Snowflake by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki67Square
2 units
Origami Decoration by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Toshikazu Kawasaki70Rectangle - 1X3

Also in Origami for the Connoisseur by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama
Origami Fox by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rose - classic

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki74Square

Also in Der Falter 61
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 262
Also in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni
Also in Origami for the Connoisseur by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama

Same as in Origami for the Connoisseur, but with much improved diagrams
Origami Rose - classic by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rose - open petals

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki80Square

Also in Origami Master Class: Flowers
Also in ORU Magazine 4

A slight variation of the classic rose
Origami Rose - open petals by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Clover

Flora - Trees and Plants

Toshikazu Kawasaki82SquareOrigami Clover by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Cherry blossom

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki85Square
5 units

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 464
Also in Origami Dream World - Flowers and Animals by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Origami Cherry blossom by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from 5 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cherry blossom ball

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki87Rectangle
30 units

Also in Pajarita Extra 2010 - Sevilla Exhibition

2 variations of very nice flower balls - one from 30 units and one from 90 units
Origami Cherry blossom ball by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Toshikazu Kawasaki92SquareOrigami Leaf by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Squid

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki94Square
2 units

Also in Tanteidan 6th convention
Origami Squid by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Underwater creature (?)

Echinoderms - Starfish and Urchins

Toshikazu Kawasaki100Square

I don't know what this critter is called...
Shell - spiral - 4 openings

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki102Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in BOS Magazine 236
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Origami for the Connoisseur by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama
Origami Shell - spiral - 4 openings by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Shell - wider

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki110SquareOrigami Shell - wider by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Cuttlefish

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki112SquareOrigami Cuttlefish by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Seaweeds

Flora - Trees and Plants

Toshikazu Kawasaki116Square
Multiple units
Origami Seaweeds by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Sea feather

Echinoderms - Starfish and Urchins

Toshikazu Kawasaki120Rectangle - Long stripOrigami Sea feather by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Seaweed

Flora - Trees and Plants

Toshikazu Kawasaki122Square