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The Greatest Dream Origami

by Toshikazu Kawasaki

Published:
2009 by Asahi Press
Pages:
136
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784255005058
ISBN-10:
4255005052

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Skill Level From intermediate 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)? Most are

Overall Impression

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This book is about flowers, modular constructions, and a few other interesting shapes. Some of the roses have been diagrammed before, but here they are re-diagrammed, and the instructions are divided into "steps" - with each step adding something new towards the finished design, making it even more approachable for beginners.

The diagrams are all in full color, and there are many step-photos to illustrate tricky steps.

There are 22 Origami Designs in The Greatest Dream Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Rose - 1 minute

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki9Square

Also in Der Falter 48
Also in Origami Dream World - Flowers and Animals by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Origami USA Convention 2011
Also in The Paper Magazine 108
Also in NOA Magazine 300

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

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki17Square

A rose tessellation
Origami Rose Crystal by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Malachi Brown
Rose - Bridal tessellation

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki29Square

Also in BOS Magazine 228

A rose tessellation
Origami Rose - Bridal tessellation by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gila Oren
Rose - bud

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki43Square

Also in MFPP 1995 Convention
Also in NOA Magazine 232
Also in Roses, Origami and Math by Toshikazu Kawasaki

My favorite of Kawasaki's roses
Origami Rose - bud by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rose - diagonal

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki46Square

Also in Origami Dream World - Flowers and Animals by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Roses, Origami and Math by Toshikazu Kawasaki

This is the rose that starts with a diagonal grid - with very clear instructions
Origami Rose - diagonal by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rose leaves

Flora - Flowers - Kawasaki Roses

Toshikazu Kawasaki53Square

Also in Origami Dream World - Flowers and Animals by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Origami Master Class: Flowers
Also in Roses, Origami and Math by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Origami Rose leaves by Toshikazu Kawasaki folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Marigold

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki57Square
2 units

Flower and leaf units
Origami Marigold by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
President's cherry ball

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki65Rectangle - 1X2
30 units

Also in The Paper Magazine 108
Origami President
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Daffodil tower

Flora - Flowers

Toshikazu Kawasaki73Rectangle - 1X2
12 units
Origami Daffodil tower by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Seeds of wind

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki78Rectangle - 1X3
6 units

Also in Tanteidan 11th convention
Origami Seeds of wind by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Snow crystal

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki82HexagonOrigami Snow crystal by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Magical cube

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki88Square

Also in Origami for the Connoisseur by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama

A very nice 1-piece cube
Origami Magical cube by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Ore

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki93Square
6 units

Also in Tanteidan 15th convention
Origami Ore by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Finger-eating pot

Toys - Action Models

Toshikazu Kawasaki95SquareOrigami Finger-eating pot by Toshikazu Kawasaki Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Whirlpool module

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki101SquareOrigami Whirlpool module by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Swirl coaster or mat

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki105SquareOrigami Swirl coaster or mat by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Eddy cube or ball

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki111Square
12 units
Origami Eddy cube or ball by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Francesco Mancini
Weaved ball

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki113Square
12 units
Origami Weaved ball by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Gift box

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki116SquareOrigami Gift box by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Star-shaped polyhedron or with flowers

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki119Square
30 units
Origami Star-shaped polyhedron or with flowers by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Labyrinth

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki125Square
Multiple units
Origami Labyrinth by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Flexible tetra

Geometric and other shapes

Toshikazu Kawasaki131Rectangle - Long strip
6 units

Also in Tanteidan 10th convention
Also in Origami Deutschland 2008
Origami Flexible tetra by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji