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Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1)

by Jun Maekawa

Published:
2012 by Dover Publications
Pages:
192
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486483313
ISBN-10:
0486483312

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 is the first volume of the English edition of Genuine Origami Square-Root 2, and includes only those models focusing on representational designs. The second volume: Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2) contains the rest of the models.

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 32 Origami Designs in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1):

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Fish

Fish

Jun Maekawa22Rectangle - A size

Also in Viva! Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Fish by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
5-petal flower

Flora - Flowers

Jun Maekawa26Rectangle - A size
Silver star

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa29Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Silver star by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Galaxy

Nature

Jun Maekawa31Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Galaxy by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Gingko leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jun Maekawa34Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Gingko leaf by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Silver fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Jun Maekawa36Rectangle - A size
Spoon - silver

Food

Jun Maekawa39Rectangle - A size
Jackrabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Jun Maekawa42Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa44Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa48Rectangle - A size
Toad - silver

Amphibians

Jun Maekawa52Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa56Rectangle - A size
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Jun Maekawa59Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa63Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa70Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Wild boar by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jun Maekawa72Rectangle - A size
Dragonfly

Insects

Jun Maekawa77Rectangle - A size
Swallowtail butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Jun Maekawa82Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Swallowtail butterfly by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of Pearlescent Swirl Paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Person - Monsieur

People

Jun Maekawa90Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa96Rectangle - A size
Maple leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jun Maekawa103Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Maple leaf by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of IKEA A4 paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
3-headed crane

Imaginary beings

Jun Maekawa110Rectangle - A size
Golden beetle

Insects

Jun Maekawa111Rectangle - A size
Phoenix - Chinese

Imaginary beings

Jun Maekawa117Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa131Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa141Rectangle - A size
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Jun Maekawa151Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa157Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa163Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa171Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 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 Maekawa179Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Deer by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of Trimaco masking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com