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Happy Origami

by Kunihiko Kasahara

Published:
2002 by Mizuumi
Pages:
216
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784838086016
ISBN-10:
4838086016

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

Skill Level From simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? No
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Varies

Overall Impression

This is a collection of models demonstrating the many interests of Kunihiko Kasahara. There are his "half opened" folds, using only a few creases to create forms and expressions; his delightful animal models - angular, yet graceful; samples of his study of modular cubes and boxes, and more. Basically, there is something for every taste.

There are 103 Origami Designs in Happy Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Fox or cat nodding toy

Toys - Action Models

Kunihiko Kasahara13Square
2 units
Crow

Birds - Passeriformes

Kunihiko Kasahara16Square
Tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kunihiko Kasahara16Square
Tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kunihiko Kasahara17Square
2 units
Duck and young

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Kunihiko Kasahara19Square
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Kunihiko Kasahara20Square

Also in Creative Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Cute! Cool! Beautiful! Animal Origami Book by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in ORU Magazine 16
Origami Elephant by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Kunihiko Kasahara21Square
Cat face

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Kunihiko Kasahara23Square

A "Half opened" fold
Fowl

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Kunihiko Kasahara24Square

A "Half opened" fold
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Kunihiko Kasahara24Square

A "Half opened" fold
Mask (1)

People

Kunihiko Kasahara25Square

A "Half opened" fold
Mask (2)

People

Kunihiko Kasahara26Square

A "Half opened" fold
Moai statue

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara27Square
2 units

Also in Wonderful Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara

A "Half opened" fold
Origami Moai statue by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Kappa

Imaginary beings - Demons

Kunihiko Kasahara28Square
4 units
Fudo myo - The immovable king of knowledge

Imaginary beings

Kunihiko Kasahara32Square

Mask
UFO

Toys - Planes

Kunihiko Kasahara35Square
Jumping frog

Toys - Action Models

Traditional36Square
Cup

Food

Traditional37Square

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 giladorigami.com
Egg-holder

Boxes and Containers

Kunihiko Kasahara38Square
Sanbo

Boxes and Containers

Traditional39Square

Also in The Art and Wonder of Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Double-sided origami by Taichiro Hasegawa
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 9
Also in NOA Magazine 10
Also in NOA Magazine 78
and in other sources...
Origami Sanbo by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Carp

Fish

Traditional42Square

Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Easy Origami by John Montroll
Also in Hands-On Origami by Raul Rosado
Also in Happy Origami (Swallow book) by Tatsuo Miyawaki
Also in NOA Magazine 285
Also in Origami Text in 4 Languages
and in other sources...
Origami Carp by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by JC Nolan
Dove

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

Traditional42Square
Small bird

Birds - Passeriformes

Traditional43Square
Seal

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

Kunihiko Kasahara44Square
Seal

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

Traditional45Square
Pheasant

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Kunihiko Kasahara46Square
Cheetah

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Kunihiko Kasahara48Square
Hyena

Mammals - Hyaenidae - Hyenas

Kunihiko Kasahara49Square
Monkey climbing mountain

Toys - Action Models

Traditional50Square
With cuts
Waterbomb

Toys

Traditional50Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Japan's Creative Origami by Kawai Toyoaki
Also in NOA Magazine 278
Also in Origami de Christmas
Also in Origami in English by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami Text in 4 Languages
Also in Quick and Easy Origami Christmas by Toshie Takahama
and in other sources...
Origami Waterbomb by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dove

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

Kunihiko Kasahara52Square

Curved form
Dove

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

Kunihiko Kasahara53Square
Hands making sign-language

People - Anatomic parts

Kunihiko Kasahara54Square

3 Variations
Origami Hands making sign-language by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square or origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Flapping bird

Toys - Action Models

Traditional56Square

Also in Action Origami by Tomoko Fuse
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creased Magazine 6
Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Everything Origami by Matthew Gardiner
Also in Fantastic Folds by Andrew Stoker
and in other sources...
Origami Flapping bird by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Aharoni
Bird - drinking

Toys - Action Models

Traditional59Square
Crane in flight

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Kunihiko Kasahara60Square
Crane - standing

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Kunihiko Kasahara62Triangle
Reindeer

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Kunihiko Kasahara65Square
With cuts
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Kunihiko Kasahara66Square
Tadpole

Amphibians

Kunihiko Kasahara70Square
Tadpole with legs

Amphibians

Kunihiko Kasahara70Square
Frog

Amphibians

Kunihiko Kasahara71Square
Polar bear family

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Kunihiko Kasahara72Square
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Kunihiko Kasahara76SquareOrigami Cat by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of momigami by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Kunihiko Kasahara78Rectangle - 1X2
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Kunihiko Kasahara80Rectangle - 1X2

With a nice color-change
Origami Cat by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a rectangle of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cat mask

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Kunihiko Kasahara82SquareOrigami Cat mask by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Gorilla mask

Mammals - Primates - Gorillas

Kunihiko Kasahara84SquareOrigami Gorilla mask by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of momigami by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

Kunihiko Kasahara86Square

Very simple and very nice
Origami Bat by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Kunihiko Kasahara88Square
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Kunihiko Kasahara90SquareOrigami Rabbit by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of textured paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Kunihiko Kasahara92SquareOrigami Peacock by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Seagull - flapping

Birds - Charadriiformes - Gulls

Kunihiko Kasahara94Square
Eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Kunihiko Kasahara96Square
Piegon

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

Kunihiko Kasahara96Square
Owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Kunihiko Kasahara98SquareOrigami Owl by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Condor

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Kunihiko Kasahara100Square
Kiwi

Birds - Apterygiformes - Kiwis

Kunihiko Kasahara102SquareOrigami Kiwi by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of textured paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rooster - Leghorn

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Kunihiko Kasahara104Square
With cuts

A piece cut from the tail creates the crown
Gamecock

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Kunihiko Kasahara106Square
Bantam

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Kunihiko Kasahara109SquareOrigami Bantam by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Monkey

Mammals - Primates

Kunihiko Kasahara112Square

Simple, with baby
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Kunihiko Kasahara114Square
Tulip

Flora - Flowers

Kunihiko Kasahara116Square
2 units
Crane - flying with stand

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Kunihiko Kasahara118Square
Mountains

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara120Square

Several variations
Bamboo

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kunihiko Kasahara122Rectangle - 1X2
Pine

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kunihiko Kasahara122Square
Apricot flower

Flora - Flowers

Kunihiko Kasahara125Rectangle - 1X3
Apricot tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kunihiko Kasahara125Square
Songbird

Birds - Passeriformes

Kunihiko Kasahara125SquareOrigami Songbird by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dolphin

Mammals - Cetacea - Dolphins

Kunihiko Kasahara128Square
Waves

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara128Square
Star on stand

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara131Square
2 units
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Kunihiko Kasahara134Square
4 units
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Kunihiko Kasahara138Square
4 units

From 2 squares and 2 triangles, with nice display ideas of horses submerged in water
Origami Horse by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of textured paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cow

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Kunihiko Kasahara142Square
3 units
Wolf - howling

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Kunihiko Kasahara146Square
Wolf

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Kunihiko Kasahara148Square
2 units
Chinese dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Kunihiko Kasahara150Square
2 units
Rose

Flora - Flowers

Kunihiko Kasahara154SquareOrigami Rose by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rudolf Deeg
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kunihiko Kasahara156Square
Gorilla

Mammals - Primates - Gorillas

Kunihiko Kasahara158SquareOrigami Gorilla by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Koala

Mammals - Marsupialia - Koalas

Kunihiko Kasahara160SquareOrigami Koala by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of kraft origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rhinoceros

Mammals - Rhinocerotidae - Rhinoceros

Kunihiko Kasahara162SquareOrigami Rhinoceros by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Yak

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Kunihiko Kasahara164Square
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

Kunihiko Kasahara166SquareOrigami Kangaroo by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of kraft origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Kunihiko Kasahara168SquareOrigami Wild boar by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of textured paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Snake

Reptiles - Snakes

Kunihiko Kasahara172Square

Nice, with color-changed eyes
Cobra

Reptiles - Snakes

Kunihiko Kasahara173SquareOrigami Cobra by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of patterned origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Kunihiko Kasahara174Square
Lioness

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Kunihiko Kasahara174Square
Lion cub

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Kunihiko Kasahara176Square
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Kunihiko Kasahara178Square

Also in BOS Convention 1999 Autumn
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Origami Giraffe by Kunihiko Kasahara folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Kunihiko Kasahara181Square
Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Kunihiko Kasahara184Square
Cubes

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara190Square
6 units

Many variations of modular cubes
Pen stand

Boxes and Containers

Kunihiko Kasahara196Square
8 units
Cubes

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara199Square
3 units

Many variations of modular cubes
Koala units

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara208Square
6 units

Units for an abstract koala
Dove

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

Kunihiko Kasahara210Square
Rooster

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Kunihiko Kasahara210Square
Sheep

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

Kunihiko Kasahara211Square
3 units