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Works of Seiji Nishikawa

by Seiji Nishikawa

Published:
2003 by Gallery Origami House
Pages:
194
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese & English

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Skill Level High intermediate to complex
Clear diagrams? Very clear
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)? Some are multi-piece, one model is from a rectangle

Overall Impression

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I've always liked Seiji Nishikawa's work. His models are unique - capturing the spirit of his subjects, even without being physically identical to their real world counterpart.

Finally, a compilation of the best of his designs has been put together. While many of the models have already been published elsewhere, most of those publications are unobtainable now days, and the diagrams in this book are redrawn for clarity.

The book is divided to 4 sections: Fantasy, Animals, The Universe & Masks, and for each model Nishikawa adds a few comments about the design.

A new and welcomed addition to Origami House publications, is that all text in the book, including comments and diagram text, is given in both English and Japanese.

There are 31 Origami Designs in Works of Seiji Nishikawa:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Witch

People - Occupations - Witches and Wizards

Seiji Nishikawa10Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 13
Origami Witch by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mermaid

Imaginary beings - Mermaids

Seiji Nishikawa16Square
2 units

Also in NOA Magazine 193
Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 1
Origami Mermaid by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Seiji Nishikawa21Square

Also in Tanteidan 4th convention
Origami Pegasus by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Seiji Nishikawa28Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 68
Origami Dragon by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Frog in "Choju Giga"

Media and Culture

Seiji Nishikawa44Square
2 units

Also in NOA Magazine 103

From a 13th century drawing - first manga?
Origami Frog in
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Seiji Nishikawa55Square
2 units

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 55
Origami Rabbit by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

Seiji Nishikawa59Square
2 units

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 55
Origami Kangaroo by Seiji Nishikawa and Joey folded from a smaller square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Panda

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Seiji Nishikawa66Square
2 units

Also in NOA Magazine 151
Origami Panda by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Seiji Nishikawa72Square

Also in NOA Magazine 212
Origami Giraffe by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of patterned origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Seiji Nishikawa78Square

Also in NOA Magazine 210
Origami Lion by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Shepherd

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Seiji Nishikawa85SquareOrigami Shepherd by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of wrapping paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Poodle

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Seiji Nishikawa90SquareOrigami Poodle by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Seiji Nishikawa99Square

Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in ORU Magazine 7
Origami Tiger by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Seiji Nishikawa108Square

Also in NOA Magazine 173
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Origami Horse by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Seiji Nishikawa115Square

Also in Tanteidan 3rd convention
Origami Tiger by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion - simple

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Seiji Nishikawa120Square

Also in ORU Magazine 16
Origami Lion - simple by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hawk on a rock

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Seiji Nishikawa122SquareOrigami Hawk on a rock by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wagtail

Birds - Passeriformes

Seiji Nishikawa126Square

Also in NOA Magazine 236
Origami Wagtail by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Archaeopteryx

Dinosaurs

Seiji Nishikawa132SquareOrigami Archaeopteryx by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of Fadeless paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crab

Crustaceans

Seiji Nishikawa142SquareOrigami Crab by Seiji Nishikawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Deiby
Killer whale

Mammals - Cetacea - Whales

Seiji Nishikawa148Square

Also in NOA Magazine 203

Grampus
Origami Killer whale by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Space shuttle

Vehicles - Spacecrafts

Seiji Nishikawa151Square

Also in Tanteidan 2nd convention
Origami Space shuttle by Seiji Nishikawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Deiby
Telescope

Objects

Seiji Nishikawa157Square
4 units
Origami Telescope by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from 4 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Aquila

Nature

Seiji Nishikawa167Square

Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191

Constellation depicting its main star with a color change
Origami Aquila by Seiji Nishikawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Cygnus

Nature

Seiji Nishikawa169Square

Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191

Constellation depicting its main star with a color change
Origami Cygnus by Seiji Nishikawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Lyra

Nature

Seiji Nishikawa171Square

Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191

Constellation depicting its main star with a color change
Origami Lyra by Seiji Nishikawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Scorpius

Nature

Seiji Nishikawa174Square

Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191
Also in NOA Magazine 191

Constellation depicting its main star with a color change
Origami Scorpius by Seiji Nishikawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Strip of paper with star

Geometric and other shapes

Seiji Nishikawa176Rectangle - 1X2

A tribute to Jun Maekawa
Clown

People - Occupations - Clowns

Seiji Nishikawa178Square
2 units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in The Beauty of Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Also in BOS Convention 1992 Autumn
Also in NOA Magazine 122
Also in ORU Magazine 2
and in other sources...

2 variations: one with a frilly collar, and one with a pointed hat
Origami Clown by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tengu

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Seiji Nishikawa186Square

Japanese legendary goblin mask
Origami Tengu by Seiji Nishikawa Folded from a square of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Buddha

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Seiji Nishikawa189Square

Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 2
Origami Buddha by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com