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Genuine Origami Square-Root 2

by Jun Maekawa

Published:
2009 by Nichibou
Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784817081506
ISBN-10:
4817081503

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

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, but starting size is recommended
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Models are from rectangles

Overall Impression

Note: This review is for the original Japanese edition of the book. For the English edition, which was split into 2 volumes, see Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) and Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2).

Following in the footsteps of Genuine Origami, this book continues in showcasing Maekawa's "Genuine Origami" style of design - using clean, geometrical folds to achieve stylized representations of objects and geometrical designs. There are designs here to please anyone, animals, clever box-designs, and many interesting objects. Theory sections are also strewn between the designs.

The difference in this book from the first Genuine Origami book, however, is that instead of folding from squares, the starting shape of the models is the silver rectangle, also known as "A" size. This is the standard printing-paper proportion in large parts of the world, but if this size is not available in your area, the author provides instructions (and you can find other instructions here) for getting this proportion from any shape or size of paper.

There are 67 Origami Designs in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Squid airplane

Toys - Planes

Traditional20Rectangle - A size
Money gift wrapper

Letters and Envelopes

Jun Maekawa21Rectangle - A size
Yin Yang box

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa22Rectangle - A size
2 units
Postcard tetrahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa23Rectangle - A size
Hat

Clothes - Hats

Traditional24Rectangle - A size
Trash bin

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa25Rectangle - A size
Fish

Fish

Jun Maekawa29Rectangle - A size

Also in Viva! Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Fish by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Plate

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa32Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Plate by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
5-petal flower

Flora - Flowers

Jun Maekawa33Rectangle - A size
Octagon wrapper - CD case

Letters and Envelopes

Jun Maekawa34Rectangle - A size
Silver star

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa36Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Silver star by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Galaxy

Nature

Jun Maekawa37Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Galaxy by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Gingko leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jun Maekawa38Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Gingko leaf by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Silver fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Jun Maekawa39Rectangle - A size
Spoon - silver

Food

Jun Maekawa40Rectangle - A size
Jackrabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Jun Maekawa41Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Jackrabbit by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of hand-made paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Jun Maekawa42Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Peacock by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hummingbird

Birds - Apodiformes - Hummingbirds

Jun Maekawa44Rectangle - A size
Toad - silver

Amphibians

Jun Maekawa46Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Toad - silver by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bride

People

Jun Maekawa48Rectangle - A size
Heart-shaped wrapper

Hearts

Jun Maekawa49Rectangle - A size
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Jun Maekawa50Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Samurai helmet by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tortoise

Reptiles - Turtles

Jun Maekawa52Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Tortoise by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Jun Maekawa55Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Wild boar by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jun Maekawa56Rectangle - A size
Dragonfly

Insects

Jun Maekawa58Rectangle - A size
Swallowtail butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Jun Maekawa60Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Swallowtail butterfly by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of Pearlescent Swirl Paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Honeycomb octahedrons

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa64Rectangle - A size
2 units

Several variations
Honeycomb octahedron in coordinate system

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa68Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Also in Le Pli 110-111
Origami Honeycomb octahedron in coordinate system by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Stephane Gerard
Honeycomb octahedron intersecting square prisms

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa69Rectangle - A size
4 units
Inverted cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa70Rectangle - A size
12 units
Sunken rhombic dodecahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa72Rectangle - A size
Silver tower

Buildings

Jun Maekawa74Rectangle - A size
4 units

Building blocks
Honeycomb

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa76Rectangle - A size
5 units
Triple spiral cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa78Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Triple spiral cube by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Loophole cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa79Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Loophole cube by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Half-Z cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa80Rectangle - A size
Plug and socket puzzle cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa81Rectangle - A size
2 units
One third cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa82Rectangle - A size
Hexa-roofed polyhedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa84Rectangle - A size
8 units
House

Buildings

Jun Maekawa86Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami House by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
L-shaped house

Buildings

Jun Maekawa87Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami L-shaped house by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Houses with interchangable roofs

Buildings

Jun Maekawa88Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa

Several roof variations. From 2 rectangles (or more)
Origami Houses with interchangable roofs by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
House with chimney

Buildings

Jun Maekawa92Rectangle - A size
3 units
Penta-hepta-hexahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa94Rectangle - A size
Box with cat ears

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa96Rectangle - A size
Diagonally opening gift cube

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa97Rectangle - A size
Box with handles

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa98Rectangle - A size
Masu box

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa99Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Masu box by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Rose cube

Flora - Flowers

Jun Maekawa100Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Rose cube by Jun Maekawa Folded from 2 rectangles of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Iso-area half-cooked cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa102Rectangle - A size
One third cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa104Square

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) by Jun Maekawa
Origami One third cube by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
The die is split

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa104Square
2 units
Person - Monsieur

People

Jun Maekawa108Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Person - Monsieur by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cupid

Imaginary beings

Jun Maekawa111Rectangle - A size
Maple leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jun Maekawa114Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Maple leaf by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
3-headed crane

Imaginary beings

Jun Maekawa117Rectangle - A size
Golden beetle

Insects

Jun Maekawa118Rectangle - A size
Phoenix - Chinese

Imaginary beings

Jun Maekawa121Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Phoenix - Chinese by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Floral egg crab

Crustaceans

Jun Maekawa124Rectangle - A size
Praying mantis

Insects

Jun Maekawa128Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Praying mantis by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Leopard or Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Jun Maekawa132Rectangle - A size
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Jun Maekawa136Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa

"Silver Blaze" - from Sherlock Holmes
Origami Horse by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of Trimaco masking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tyrannosaurus

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Jun Maekawa139Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Tyrannosaurus by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of Trimaco masking-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Jun Maekawa142Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Also in Origami La Era Nueva by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Giraffe by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Jun Maekawa146Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Pegasus by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Deer

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Jun Maekawa150Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Origami Deer by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of Trimaco masking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com