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ORU Magazine 1

Published:
1993 by Sojusha
Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese

Skill Level Simple 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? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Varies

Overall Impression

ORU are a set of 16 large-format commercial magazines published between 1993-1997. They all contain many articles about design, designers and tehniques, alongside beautiful photos, with many diagrams in the back.

Articles

Paper-making - Issei Yoshino folds his horse from handmade paper
The traditional crane
Modern crane folds
Tiny miniature cranes about the size of a needle point!
Variations on the traditional crane by various creators
Robert J. Lang's work - with stunning photos 
Tomoko Tanaka's flowers
Yasuhiro Sano's work
Yamada Katsuhisa's work - with explanations about his animal base
Making a Japanese fan
Traditional models
Tomoko Fuse's work
Folding from cloth 
A religious ceremony 
More that I can't figure out?

There are 19 Origami Designs in ORU Magazine 1:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional13Square

Also in A Thousand Cranes by Florence Temko
Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creased Magazine 6
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
and in other sources...

Photo-diagrams
Origami Crane by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Buddha on lotus

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kunihiko Kasahara101Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Origami Buddha on lotus by Kunihiko Kasahara folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Deer

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Fumiaki Kawahata135Square
2 units
Origami Deer by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Dokuohtei Nakano137Square
Crab

Crustaceans

Japanese139Square
With cuts
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Japanese139Square
Locust

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi140Square
Boot

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Makoto Yamaguchi141Square
Snail

Molluscs

Makoto Yamaguchi141Square
Umbrella

Objects

Makoto Yamaguchi142Square
2 units
Hat

Clothes - Hats

Makoto Yamaguchi143Square
Raincoat

Clothes

Makoto Yamaguchi143Square
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Yamada Katsuhisa146Square
Basset hound

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Yasuhiro Sano147Square

Also in NOA Magazine 345
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 2
Also in Origami Dogs by Yasuhiro Sano
Origami Basset hound by Yasuhiro Sano folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Sunflower

Flora - Flowers

Tomoko Tanaka151Square
Multiple units
Crane variation

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Dokuohtei Nakano153Square
Crane variation

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Kunihiko Kasahara155Square

With chopsticks for legs
Crane variation

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Matsubara Chieko157Square

With a fanned tail
Crane variation

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Toshio Chino159Square