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Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2)

by Jun Maekawa

Published:
2012 by Dover Publications
Pages:
128
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486483351
ISBN-10:
0486483355

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 second volume of the English edition of Genuine Origami Square-Root 2, and includes mostly those models focusing on geometric constructions. The first volume: Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) 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 35 Origami Designs in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 2):

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Squid airplane

Toys - Planes

Traditional18Rectangle - A size
Money gift wrapper

Letters and Envelopes

Jun Maekawa20Rectangle - A size
Yin Yang box

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa21Rectangle - A size
2 units
Postcard tetrahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa23Rectangle - A size
Hat

Clothes - Hats

Traditional25Rectangle - A size
Trash bin

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa27Rectangle - A size
Plate

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa32Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Plate by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Octagon wrapper - CD case

Letters and Envelopes

Jun Maekawa34Rectangle - A size
Heart-shaped wrapper

Hearts

Jun Maekawa38Rectangle - A size
Honeycomb octahedrons

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa40Rectangle - A size
2 units

Several variations
Honeycomb octahedron in coordinate system

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa48Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 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 Maekawa50Rectangle - A size
4 units
Inverted cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa53Rectangle - A size
12 units
Sunken rhombic dodecahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa57Rectangle - A size
2 units
Silver tower

Buildings

Jun Maekawa61Rectangle - A size
4 units

Building blocks
Honeycomb

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa65Rectangle - A size
5 units
Triple spiral cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa69Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Triple spiral cube by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Loophole cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa71Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 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 Maekawa73Rectangle - A size
Plug and socket puzzle cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa76Rectangle - A size
2 units
One third cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa79Rectangle - A size
Hexa-roofed polyhedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa83Rectangle - A size
8 units
House

Buildings

Jun Maekawa86Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 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 Maekawa88Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 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 Maekawa90Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 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 Maekawa98Rectangle - A size
3 units
Penta-hepta-hexahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa102Rectangle - A size
Box with cat ears

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa105Rectangle - A size
Diagonally opening gift cube

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa107Rectangle - A size
Box with handles

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa109Rectangle - A size
Masu box

Boxes and Containers

Jun Maekawa111Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Masu box by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Rose cube

Flora - Flowers

Jun Maekawa114Rectangle - A size
2 units

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 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 Maekawa118Rectangle - A size
One third cube

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa121Square

Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 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 Maekawa123Square
2 units