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Joy of Origami

by Kunihiko Kasahara

Published:
1996 by Sojusha
Pages:
184
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784916096326
ISBN-10:
4916096320

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

Skill Level From simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes - hand drawn
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? No
Photos of completed models? Yes, for most of the models
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

Overall Impression

This book brings together some of Kasahara's favorite subjects, cute animals, half-opened creases (which means that the paper is creased, and an image is merely suggested from these creases, without any hard folds), and "out of origami boundaries" models, such as weaving and cutting. The book opens with a variety of traditional models, and contains lots of text, in Japanese.

There are 52 Origami Designs in Joy of Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Box

Boxes and Containers

Kunihiko Kasahara32Square
Cheshire cat

Media and Culture

Kunihiko Kasahara39Square

Very nice and expressive "half opened" fold
Origami Cheshire cat by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Kunihiko Kasahara44Square
Kannon - goddess of mercy

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kunihiko Kasahara46Square

Also in Der Falter 17
Also in ORU Magazine 5
Also in Wonderful Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Kannon - goddess of mercy by Kunihiko Kasahara folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Kunihiko Kasahara48Square
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Kunihiko Kasahara67SquareOrigami Squirrel by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of Momigami by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Seal

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

Kunihiko Kasahara68Square

Also in Study of Origami Forms - From the Perspective of New Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Seal by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of Lokta by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox - sitting

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Kunihiko Kasahara70Square
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Kunihiko Kasahara72Square
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Kunihiko Kasahara74Square
UFO

Toys

Kunihiko Kasahara76Square
2 units

An action fold
Mandarin duck (female)

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Kunihiko Kasahara78Square
Mandarin duck (male)

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Kunihiko Kasahara80Square
Malayan tapir

Mammals - Tapiridae - Malay Tapirs

Kunihiko Kasahara82Square

Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 56
Origami Malayan tapir by Kunihiko Kasahara Wet-folded from a square of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Panda

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Kunihiko Kasahara84SquareOrigami Panda by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of kami by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Polar bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Kunihiko Kasahara86Square
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Kunihiko Kasahara88SquareOrigami Wild boar by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Kunihiko Kasahara90SquareOrigami Cat by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of patterned origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Kunihiko Kasahara92Square
Bull

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Kunihiko Kasahara94Square
Water buffalo

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Kunihiko Kasahara97SquareOrigami Water buffalo by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Herman Mariano
Buffalo

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Kunihiko Kasahara100SquareOrigami Buffalo by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Apatosaurus

Dinosaurs

Kunihiko Kasahara104Square
Allosaurus

Dinosaurs

Kunihiko Kasahara106Square
Porcupine

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Kunihiko Kasahara109Square
Sea urchin

Echinoderms - Starfish and Urchins

Kunihiko Kasahara112Square
Eagle - baby

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Kunihiko Kasahara113Square
Shell

Molluscs

Kunihiko Kasahara114Square
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Kunihiko Kasahara116Square
Archaeopteryx

Dinosaurs

Kunihiko Kasahara119Square
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Kunihiko Kasahara122Rectangle - 1X2Origami Centaur by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of gold wrapping paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Deer

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Kunihiko Kasahara126Rectangle - 1X2Origami Deer by Kunihiko Kasahara Wet-folded from a rectangle of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Kunihiko Kasahara131Square
2 units
With cuts
Flying squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Kunihiko Kasahara135Square

Also in BOS Convention 2002 Autumn
Origami Flying squirrel by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of Momigami by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Flower

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara143Rectangle - Long strip
4 units

Weaved from thin, long strips
Flamingo

Birds - Phoenicopteriformes - Flamingos

Kunihiko Kasahara146Rectangle - Long strip
4 units
With cuts

Weaved from thin, long strips
Pelican

Birds - Pelecaniformes - Pelicans

Kunihiko Kasahara148Rectangle - Long strip
4 units
With cuts

Weaved from thin, long strips
Decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara150Rectangle - Long strip
2 units
With cuts

Weaved from thin, long strips
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Kunihiko Kasahara152Rectangle - Long strip
5 units
With cuts

Weaved from thin, long strips
Bull

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Kunihiko Kasahara154Rectangle - Long strip
5 units
With cuts

Weaved from thin, long strips
Person

People

Kunihiko Kasahara155Rectangle - Long strip
2 units
With cuts

Weaved from thin, long strips
Mexican bird

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Kunihiko Kasahara156Rectangle - Long strip
5 units
With cuts

Weaved from thin, long strips
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara159Rectangle - Long strip
With cuts
Canyon

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara161Square

A nice "half opened" fold
Poseidon statue

Imaginary beings

Kunihiko Kasahara166Square

Also in New Discoveries in Origami 1 by Kunihiko Kasahara

A nice "half opened" fold
Origami Poseidon statue by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Cheshire cat

Media and Culture

Kunihiko Kasahara168Square

A nice "half opened" fold
Skull

People - Anatomic parts - Skulls and Skeletons

Kunihiko Kasahara170Square

Also in New Discoveries in Origami 1 by Kunihiko Kasahara

A nice "half opened" fold
Origami Skull by Kunihiko Kasahara Folded from a square of mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Spiral forms

Geometric and other shapes

Kunihiko Kasahara173Square
Tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kunihiko Kasahara176Square

Fractal fold
Wave

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara177Square
Moon

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara178Square
Sun

Nature

Kunihiko Kasahara180Square