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The Heartful Paper Folding Origami - Folding Images of Buddha of Your Own

by Kawai Atsuko

Published:
2008 by Shunjusha
Pages:
64
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784393951323
ISBN-10:
4393951328

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

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Not the clearest, but manageable
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Wonderful 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)? Yes

Overall Impression

This book contains 10 of the late origami master Toyoaki Kawai's models, all on the theme of Buddhism, including manifestations of the deities and religious persons. The models are lovely and expressive, but the diagrams take some perseverance to follow. A very interesting book for the intermediate folder for exploring Kawai's unique style.

The book comes with 5 sheets of beautiful Japanese paper.

There are 10 Origami Designs in The Heartful Paper Folding Origami - Folding Images of Buddha of Your Own:

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Daruma doll

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki17SquareOrigami Daruma doll by Kawai Toyoaki Wet-folded from a square of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bodhisattva of Kannon

Religion and Holidays

Kawai Toyoaki19Square
Seated figure of Kannon

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki23SquareOrigami Seated figure of Kannon by Kawai Toyoaki Wet-folded from a square of tie-died paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Image of Buddha having a halo

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki27SquareOrigami Image of Buddha having a halo by Kawai Toyoaki Wet-folded from a square of tie-died paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Stone statue of Jizo wearing a shade

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki30SquareOrigami Stone statue of Jizo wearing a shade by Kawai Toyoaki Wet-folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Monk chanting a sutra

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki33SquareOrigami Monk chanting a sutra by Kawai Toyoaki Wet-folded from a square of Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hannya mask

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki38SquareOrigami Hannya mask by Kawai Toyoaki Wet-folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Myouou mask

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki44SquareOrigami Myouou mask by Kawai Toyoaki Folded from a square of patterned foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Arhat

Religion and Holidays

Kawai Toyoaki47Square
Buddha of Nirvana

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawai Toyoaki50Square