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The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds book cover

The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds

by Jodi Fukumoto

Published:
2003 by Island Heritage
Pages:
127
Binding:
Spiralbound hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780896104143
ISBN-10:
0896104141

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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? Beautiful Photos
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)? $ bill folds

Overall Impression

As with all of Fukumoto's books, this book has an impeccable layout. The special binding (spiral inside a hardcover) is very convenient for keeping the book flat, and the photographs are fantastic. The book starts with tips about the types of currency to use, how to calculate the dimensions for paper substitutions, and explanations about the folding symbols.

A new diagramming concept introduced in Fukumoto's books is the color-coded instructions. The text that accompanies the diagram comes in the color of the folding lines on the diagrams, to make it clear what instruction goes where. I find it to be a bit confusing sometimes, but maybe it's something you need to get used to.

The models are very good, and many of them utilize the features of the $ bill in the final design. Every model comes with tips for using paper other than currency bills for folding.

The book ends with instructions for several nice envelopes and boxes for gift-giving use.

There are 20 Origami Designs in The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Money Folds:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Plumeria

Flora - Flowers

Jodi Fukumoto17$ US Dollar Bill

Nice use of the $ border
Origami Plumeria by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Jodi Fukumoto21$ US Dollar Bill

The traditional "puffy" star
Origami Star by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Jodi Fukumoto25$ US Dollar Bill

My favorite model in the book
Origami Owl by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a $ bill by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Jodi Fukumoto29$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to American Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Turtle by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Coconut frond fish

Fish

Jodi Fukumoto33$ US Dollar Bill
2 units

From two weaved bills
Origami Coconut frond fish by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Frog

Amphibians

Jodi Fukumoto37$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to American Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Frog by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a $-proportioned rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Seashell

Molluscs

Jodi Fukumoto43$ US Dollar Bill
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Jodi Fukumoto49$ US Dollar Bill
Pineapple

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Jodi Fukumoto55$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to American Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Pineapple by Jodi Fukumoto folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Aloha shirt

Clothes

Jodi Fukumoto61$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to American Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Aloha shirt by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a $ bill proportioned rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a

Fish

Jodi Fukumoto67$ US Dollar Bill

Hawaii state fish
Ukulele

Music and Musicians

Jodi Fukumoto73$ US Dollar BillOrigami Ukulele by Jodi Fukumoto Folded from a $ bill by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Gecko

Reptiles

Jodi Fukumoto79$ US Dollar BillOrigami Gecko by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Slippers

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Jodi Fukumoto87$ US Dollar BillOrigami Slippers by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Michele Rousseau
Rose - Maui

Flora - Flowers

Jodi Fukumoto95$ US Dollar Bill

Also in The Guide to American Money Folds by Jodi Fukumoto
Origami Rose - Maui by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rudolf Deeg
Envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Jodi Fukumoto101Square
Money wrap

Letters and Envelopes

Jodi Fukumoto105Square
Flower envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Jodi Fukumoto109Square
Frog envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Jodi Fukumoto115SquareOrigami Frog envelope by Jodi Fukumoto on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rebecca
Box

Boxes and Containers

Jodi Fukumoto123Square
2 units

Masu boxes. Square and rectangular