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Origami Dream World - Flowers and Animals

by Toshikazu Kawasaki

Published:
2003 by Asahi Press
Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN:
425500238X

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Skill Level : From simple to high-intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Fantastic photos
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No, but starting sheet size is recommended
Are the models "Pure" origami (From square - no cuts)? Some are multi-piece, some are from rectangles

Overall Impression

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Toshikazu Kawasaki has a very geometrical and precise style of folding, yet his models have a life of their own.

There are plenty of flowers here, mostly modular, and some interesting animals. 2 of Kawasaki's famous roses are re-diagrammed with very clear steps.

The book is designed as a course, with each chapter introducing a certain technique, and then going on to incorporate it in some models.

The diagrams are accompanied in some of the steps with small B&W photographs, to make the steps clearer.

Each model has 2 indicated recommended starting paper sizes - one is for practice, and one for display.

The Models

Model Designer Page Details Photo
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki34Square
5 units
Cherry blossom (linked)

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki37Square
5 units

Units for the blossom (5 units), and a special unit (from a rectangle) for linking blossoms together
Origami Cherry blossom (linked) by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Azalea

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki41Square
Multiple units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Rhododendron

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki52SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Leaf for Rhododendron

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki54SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Rose - 1 minute

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki58Square

A quick rose variation - making the twist-fold without folding a grid
Origami Rose - 1 minute by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Rose - diagonal

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki60Square

This is the rose that starts with a diagonal grid - with very clear instructions
Origami Rose - diagonal by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Rose leaves

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki68SquareOrigami Rose leaves by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a square of Korean Hanji by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Iris

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki70Rectangle
Multiple units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Iris - yellow

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki79Rectangle
Multiple units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Clematis

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki81Rectangle - 1X2
6 units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Leaf for clematis

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki85Square
Hydrangea

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki88Square

An impressive 1-piece flower-ball
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Leaves for Hydrangea

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki93Square
4 units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Camelia

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki94Square
2 units

A rose, with a contrasting-color square pasted on the center of the original square
Leaves for camelia

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki95Square
3 units
Daffodil

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki96Rectangle - 1X2
6 units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Leaves for daffodil

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki98Rectangle - Long stripOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Sheep

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

Toshikazu Kawasaki102Rectangle - 1X2Origami Sheep by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a rectangle of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Toshikazu Kawasaki105Rectangle - 1X2Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Malachi Brown
Swallow

Birds - Passeriformes

Toshikazu Kawasaki107Square

Very nice. Comes with a separate base
Origami Swallow by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Panther

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Toshikazu Kawasaki111Square
2 units
Frog

Amphibians

Toshikazu Kawasaki117SquareOrigami Frog by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Lizard

Reptiles

Toshikazu Kawasaki123SquareOrigami Lizard by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a square of Japanese foil by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Toshikazu Kawasaki126RectangleOrigami Bear by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a rectangle of recycled paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Salmon

Fish

Toshikazu Kawasaki130Square
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Toshikazu Kawasaki135SquareOrigami Penguin by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Ice floe

Nature

Toshikazu Kawasaki137Square
Sardine

Fish

Toshikazu Kawasaki138Square
5 units
Turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Toshikazu Kawasaki140RectangleOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Manta ray

Fish

Toshikazu Kawasaki145Square
2 units
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Shell - bivalve

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki154SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Barnacle

Crustaceans

Toshikazu Kawasaki157SquareOrigami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
33 models