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Works of Hideo Komatsu

by Hideo Komatsu

Published:
2012 by Gallery Origami House
Pages:
232
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese & English

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Skill Level From Intermediate to complex
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? Yes
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes

Overall Impression

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This is the long-awaited compliation of Hideo Komatsu's original work spanning many years of folding activity. One of my favorite designers, Komatsu's style is of the "Genuine Origami" school. Like the works of Jun Maekawa, Komatsu's models follow clean lines and angles to capture the subjects in geometric form. Usually there isn't much expressive work to add to the finished model.

Most models here were previously published, but in Japanese magazines and convention books which are hard to obtain now. Furthermore, most of the diagrams have been reworked for this book, and English instructions and design-notes added to all models. So even if you have the older diagrams, there is much to learn from this book.

As always with Origami House's books, the production quality of this book is superb, with beautiful pictures and high diagramming standards.

There are 20 Origami Designs in Works of Hideo Komatsu:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Santa Claus

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Hideo Komatsu14Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 100
Origami Santa Claus by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rooster

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Hideo Komatsu17SquareOrigami Rooster by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pig

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Hideo Komatsu21Square

Also in Tanteidan 16th convention
Origami Pig by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Hideo Komatsu25Square

Also in Olympiad 4
Origami Boar by Hideo Komatsu on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Clown mask 2

People - Occupations - Clowns

Hideo Komatsu30Square

I like the older mask better. It should have been included in the book as well!
Origami Clown mask 2 by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Hideo Komatsu37Square

Also in ORU Magazine 14
Also in Tanteidan 7th convention
Origami Fox by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Hideo Komatsu44Square

Also in BOS Magazine 187
Also in Tanteidan 3rd convention
Also in World of Super-Complex Origami by Satoshi Kamiya
Origami Squirrel by Hideo Komatsu Wet-folded from a square of watercolor paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Panda

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Hideo Komatsu51Square

Also in BOS Convention 1999 Spring
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 53
Origami Panda by Hideo Komatsu Each panda folded from a square of kami by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Hideo Komatsu60Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 62
Also in Tanteidan 6th convention
Origami Rabbit by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horned owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Hideo Komatsu69Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 49
Origami Horned owl by Hideo Komatsu Perch folded from a square of mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Hideo Komatsu78Square

Also in BOS Convention 2000 Autumn
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 60
Origami Horse by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of 90gsm Fabriano art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Hideo Komatsu92Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 76
Also in World of Super-Complex Origami by Satoshi Kamiya
Origami Cat by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Hideo Komatsu102Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 80
Origami Dog by Hideo Komatsu on giladorigami.com
Folded by Stephane Gerard
Sheep

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

Hideo Komatsu113Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 93
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 105
Origami Sheep by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wolf

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Hideo Komatsu124Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 99
Also in World of Super-Complex Origami by Satoshi Kamiya
Origami Wolf by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of Trimaco masking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Hideo Komatsu137Square

Also in JOAS 2006 Special issue
Also in World of Super-Complex Origami by Satoshi Kamiya
Origami Giraffe by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hippopotamus

Mammals - Hippopotami

Hideo Komatsu151Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 71
Also in World of Super-Complex Origami by Satoshi Kamiya
Origami Hippopotamus by Hideo Komatsu on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Japanese macaque

Mammals - Primates

Hideo Komatsu168Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 87
Origami Japanese macaque by Hideo Komatsu on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Hideo Komatsu183Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 75
Also in World of Super-Complex Origami by Satoshi Kamiya
Origami Lion by Hideo Komatsu on giladorigami.com
Folded by Guspath Go
Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Hideo Komatsu206Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 44
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 45
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 46
Also in Tanteidan 8th convention
Origami Tiger by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com