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Imaginary Animals of the World

by Fumiaki Kawahata

Published:
1997 by Ishizue Publishers
Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784900747142
ISBN-10:
4900747149

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

Skill Level Simple to intermediate
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
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Most are multi-part

Overall Impression

While not for the purist or anyone looking for Kawahata's complex designs, the designs in this book are quick and fun. Covering the world of mythical beings, there's a nice representaion for many subjects. Excellent diagrams - color photos of all models.

There are 16 Origami Designs in Imaginary Animals of the World:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Kappa head

Imaginary beings - Demons

Fumiaki Kawahata8SquareOrigami Kappa head by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Demon mask - Celestial Guardian

Imaginary beings - Demons

Fumiaki Kawahata10SquareOrigami Demon mask - Celestial Guardian by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Demon mask

Imaginary beings - Demons

Fumiaki Kawahata12SquareOrigami Demon mask by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Sphinx

Imaginary beings

Fumiaki Kawahata14SquareOrigami Sphinx by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Pyramid

Geometric and other shapes

Fumiaki Kawahata17Square
Gnome

Imaginary beings

Fumiaki Kawahata19Square
3 units
Origami Gnome by Fumiaki Kawahata Folded from 3 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Fumiaki Kawahata23Square
2 units
Origami Pegasus by Fumiaki Kawahata Folded from 2 squares of Alabaster paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Griffin

Imaginary beings

Fumiaki Kawahata27Square
2 units
Origami Griffin by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Cerberus

Imaginary beings

Fumiaki Kawahata31Square
2 units
Origami Cerberus by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

Fumiaki Kawahata35Square
2 units
Origami Unicorn by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Fumiaki Kawahata38Square
2 units
Origami Centaur by Fumiaki Kawahata Wet-folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Demon - winged

Imaginary beings - Demons

Fumiaki Kawahata41Square
2 units
Origami Demon - winged by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Mermaid

Imaginary beings - Mermaids

Fumiaki Kawahata44Square
2 units
Origami Mermaid by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Fox - 9 tailed

Imaginary beings

Fumiaki Kawahata49Square
2 units
Origami Fox - 9 tailed by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Fumiaki Kawahata54Square
3 units
Origami Dragon by Fumiaki Kawahata Folded from 3 squares of patterned foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Minotaur

Imaginary beings

Fumiaki Kawahata60Square
3 units
Origami Minotaur by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan