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Fun Origami World book cover

Fun Origami World

by Makoto Yamaguchi

Published:
2000 
Pages:
248
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784391124477
ISBN-10:
4391124475

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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? Some color photos at the beginning of the book, plus a bi-colored photo for each model
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No, but a starting size is suggested
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Some multi piece, some non-square

Overall Impression

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This is a very nice collection of good models from all over the world. While many of them have already been published before, it's nice to have them all in one available place.

Many "Modern classics" here (Mette rings, Harbin's skier, Brill's Walking man, Kawamura's Butterfly Ball, and many others,) and also some newer designs by Yamaguchi, including several cute 2 piece animals, and a large section of all traditional models (such as the crane, jumping frog etc.).

There are 85 Origami Designs in Fun Origami World:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Mette ring 1

Geometric and other shapes

Mette Pederson18Square
18 units

Also in Simple Origami as Featured in The New Countesthorpe Herald by Penny Groom
Also in BOS Magazine 196
Also in AEP convention 2003
Origami Mette ring 1 by Mette Pederson folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Mette ring 2

Geometric and other shapes

Mette Pederson20Square
28 units
Spiky-O

Geometric and other shapes

Jose Meeusen22Square
10 units
Andrew ball

Geometric and other shapes

Andrew Borloz24Square
6 units

Very clever and simple!
Origami Andrew ball by Andrew Borloz folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Andrew ball

Geometric and other shapes

Andrew Borloz27Square
6 units

Very clever and simple!
Origami Andrew ball by Andrew Borloz Each folded from 6 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Hearts module shoes

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Katrin Shumakov30Square
12 units
Nina's kusudama

Geometric and other shapes

Nina Ostrun33Square
6 units

Also in BOS Magazine 206
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 30/31 2002 2/3
Also in Papiroflexia Coleccion by Vicente Palacios
Origami Nina's kusudama by Nina Ostrun folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Butterfly - flapping

Toys - Action Models

deg farelly36Square

Cute action model
Catapult

Toys - Action Models

Peter Budai38Square
Drinking bird

Toys - Action Models

Eric Kenneway40Square

Also in NOA Kessakusen
Also in NOA Magazine 010
Also in NOA Magazine 146
Also in Origami - Magic Square by Sergei Afonkin
Also in Origami in England by Sergei Afonkin
Also in ORU Magazine 12
and in other sources...
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Yara Yagi
Butterfly ball

Toys - Action Models

Kenneth Kawamura43Square
12 units

Excellent concept - a 12 units exploding polyhedron...
Spring into action

Toys - Action Models

Jeff Beynon46Rectangle - A size

Also in BOS Magazine 142
Also in Der Falter 008
Also in Jeff Ori' 3 by Jeff Beynon
Also in Le Pli 044
Also in Let's Fold Spirals by Tomoko Fuse
Also in Origami in Action by Robert J. Lang
and in other sources...

Fantastic action model
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Ayalon
Magnum gun

Objects - Weapons

Makoto Yamaguchi49SquareOrigami Magnum gun by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Candy wrapper box

Boxes and Containers

Janet Yelle52Square

Good design of a box with twisted ends
Change purse

Objects - Wallets

David Shall54Square
2 units

Also in Papercopia by David Shall
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by David Shall
Lidded box

Boxes and Containers

Philip Shen57Rectangle - 1X3
Decorative card

Letters and Envelopes

Katrin Shumakov60Square
Diamond heart ring

Rings

Jeremy Shafer63Square

Also in BOS Magazine 196
Also in Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer
Also in Origami USA Convention 1993
Also in ORU Magazine 12
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Table

Objects - Furniture

Philip Shen66Square
Book

Objects - Books

Martin Wall68Square

Also in CDO convention 1994
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 152
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Origami Paperfolding for Fun by Eric Kenneway
Also in ORU Magazine 14
and in other sources...
Origami Book by Martin Wall folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Wooden clogs

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Tsuda Yoshio71Square

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Kessakusen
Also in NOA Magazine 107
Also in The Beauty of Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in ORU Magazine 08
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Folding knife

Objects - Weapons

Robert J. Lang74Square
Arrow

Symbols

Ichiro Kinoshita76Square

Also in ORU Magazine 10
Also in Wonderful Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Sailboat card

Letters and Envelopes

Sy Chen78Square
Motorbike

Vehicles - Motorcycles

Seiji Nishikawa80Square

Also in NOA Magazine 118
Origami Motorbike by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Heart with wings

Hearts

Aldo Putignano83Square
Light-hearted

Hearts

Wayne Brown86Square

A heart shows when held against a light
Mr. Beard

People

Yamada Katsuhisa88Square

A scissors case - the scissors make the eyes
Santa Claus

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Jun Maekawa90Square

Also in Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa
Also in ORU Magazine 03
Origami Santa Claus by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Reading the paper

People

Herman van Goubergen92Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in BOS Magazine 160
Also in Der Falter 010
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 24 2000 4
Also in Origami USA Convention 1994
Also in ORU Magazine 03
and in other sources...
Origami Reading the paper by Herman van Goubergen folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Albert Schweitzer

People

Eric Kenneway96Square

Also in BOS Convention 2010
Also in Folding Faces by Eric Kenneway
Also in Neal Elias - Faces and Busts by Dave Venables
Also in NOA Magazine 090
Also in Origami - Magic Square by Sergei Afonkin
Also in Origami in England by Sergei Afonkin
and in other sources...
Origami Albert Schweitzer by Eric Kenneway folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Skier

Sports and Athletes

Robert Harbin100Square

Also in NOA Magazine 462
Also in Origami 2 by Robert Harbin
Also in ORU Magazine 12
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Skier by Robert Harbin Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Walking man

People

David Brill104Triangle
2 units

With walking action
Skull

People - Anatomic parts - Skulls and Skeletons

Hojyo Takashi110Square
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Edwin Corrie114Square

Also in Animal Origami by Edwin Corrie
Also in Origami Masters: Edwin Corrie by Edwin Corrie
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in ORU Magazine 16
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

Michael G. LaFosse116Triangle

Also in Advanced Origami by Michael G. LaFosse
Also in CDO convention 1997
Also in CDO convention 2001
Also in LaFosse and Alexander's Essential Book of Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Also in Le Pli 068
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
and in other sources...
Origami Bat by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Scottie

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Robert Neale119Square

Also in BOS Convention 1991 Autumn
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in Origami, Plain and Simple by Robert Neale
Also in ORU Magazine 16
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
and in other sources...
Origami Scottie by Robert Neale folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Pomeranian

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Yasuhiro Sano120Square
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Jun Maekawa123Square

Also in ORU Magazine 16
Origami Cat by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Pika

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Makoto Yamaguchi126Square
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Hideo Komatsu130Square

Also in ORU Magazine 16
Origami Penguin by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Sea otter

Mammals - Mustelids - Otters and Weasels

Makoto Yamaguchi134Square
Seal on a rock

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

Martin Wall138Square

Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in ORU Magazine 15
Origami Seal on a rock by Martin Wall folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Makoto Yamaguchi143Square
2 units
Hippopotamus

Mammals - Hippopotami

Makoto Yamaguchi146Square
2 units
Origami Hippopotamus by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Makoto Yamaguchi150Square
2 units
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Makoto Yamaguchi154Square
2 units
Rhinoceros

Mammals - Rhinocerotidae - Rhinoceros

Makoto Yamaguchi158Square
2 units
Bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Makoto Yamaguchi162Square
2 units
Origami Bear by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Camel

Mammals - Camelidae - Camels

Makoto Yamaguchi166Square
2 units
Origami Camel by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Pettyceratops

Dinosaurs - Triceratops

Yoshihisha Kimura169Square

Also in Tanteidan 06th convention

Very cute
Origami Pettyceratops by Yoshihisha Kimura Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Tyrannosaurus

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Marc Kirschenbaum172Square
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

David Derudas176Triangle

Also in Das Diagramm 035
Also in Le Pli 076
Also in Origami USA Convention 1998
Also in Pajarita Magazine 100
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 042
Also in Tanteidan 05th convention
and in other sources...
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Luc Marnat
Dragonfly

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi179Square
Mantis

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi182Square
2 units
Stag beetle

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi187Square
2 units
Japanese horned beetle

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi192Square
2 units
Rose - bird base

Flora - Flowers

James M. Sakoda198Square

Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Also in Origami USA Convention 1993
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
House

Buildings

Traditional202Square

Also in 10-Fold Origami by Peter Engel
Also in Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Origami House by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Organ

Music and Musicians

Traditional203Square

Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 146
and in other sources...
Origami Organ by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Cup

Food

Traditional204Square

Also in Beginning Origami by Vicente Palacios
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
and in other sources...
Origami Cup by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Multi box

Boxes and Containers

Traditional205Square

Also in 10 Simple Paper-folds by Paul Jackson
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in NOA Magazine 078
Also in Origami - 23 Pliages de Papier by Lionel Albertino
Also in Origami - A Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Paul Jackson
Also in Origami de Christmas
and in other sources...
Origami Multi box by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Squid airplane

Toys - Planes

Traditional206Rectangle - A size
Navel airplane

Toys - Planes

Traditional207Rectangle - A size
Yacht

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional208Square
Lotus flower

Flora - Flowers

Traditional209Square

Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in NOA Magazine 164
Also in NOA Magazine 423
Also in The World of Origami by Isao Honda
Also in Origami for Harmony and Happiness by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in BOS Convention 2011 Spring - Birmingham
and in other sources...
Origami Lotus flower by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Hydrangea or Morning glory

Flora - Flowers

Traditional210Square
Hina doll

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Traditional212Square
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Traditional214Square

Also in NOA Magazine 177
Also in NOA Magazine 188
Also in NOA Magazine 189
Also in Origami 1-2-3 by David Petty
Also in Teach Yourself Origami by John Montroll
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
and in other sources...
Origami Samurai helmet by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Cicada

Insects

Traditional216Square
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Traditional218Square
Balloon

Toys

Traditional220Square

Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 278
Also in Origami de Christmas
Also in Quick and Easy Origami Christmas by Toshie Takahama
Also in The A to Z of Origami in English by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in The World of Origami by Isao Honda
and in other sources...
Origami Balloon by Traditional Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Camera

Toys - Action Models

Traditional222Square
Trick boat

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional224Square
Frog - jumping

Toys - Action Models

Traditional226Square
Yakko san

Toys

Traditional228Square
2 units

Also in Paper Folding for Beginners by Murray and Rigney
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
and in other sources...
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Sumo game

Toys

Traditional230Square

Also in Traditional Japanese Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in NOA Magazine 389
Also in Atlas de l'Origami
and in other sources...
Origami Sumo game by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Incense box (Star box)

Boxes and Containers

Traditional232Square

Also in Origami Twelve Days of Christmas: And Santa, too! by John Montroll
Also in Teach Yourself Origami by John Montroll
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in Origami Instruction Book by Miyajima Noboru
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Incense box (Star box) by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Sanbo - Wooden stand

Boxes and Containers

Traditional234Square

Also in The Art and Wonder of Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Double-sided origami by Taichiro Hasegawa
Also in Happy Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 009
Also in NOA Magazine 010
Also in NOA Magazine 078
and in other sources...
Origami Sanbo - Wooden stand by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Church

Buildings

Traditional236Square
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional238Square

Also in A Thousand Cranes by Florence Temko
Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creased Magazine 06
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
and in other sources...
Origami Crane by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Crane folding wings

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional240Square

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 149
Also in NOA Magazine 328
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Treasure boat

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional242Square

Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Mac Origami 061
Also in NOA Magazine 000 1974 Vol. 2
Also in Origami (Bolitho) by Mark Bolitho
Also in Origami 1-2-3 by David Petty
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
Also in Pajarita Especial 1983 - Primavera
and in other sources...
Origami Treasure boat by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com
Iris

Flora - Flowers

Traditional244Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Festive Folding by Paul Jackson
Origami image from www.giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Frog

Amphibians

Traditional246Square

Also in Bugagami by Jeffrey Rutzky
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Difficult Origami by Chris Alexander
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Ecuador Convention 2014
and in other sources...
Origami Frog by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on www.giladorigami.com