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ORU Magazine 3

1993 by Sojusha

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.


"To Fold, To Wrap, To Present" different styles of wrapping, including envelopes, chopstick wrappers, and more - from traditional designs to modern (like a wrapper for a banana that looks like an elephant, scissor holders made to look like faces, and more)
Seiryo Takegawa's work
Saburo Kase's work
Takada Kikou's work
Herman van Goubergen's work
David Brill's work, with great photographs
Flowers folded from silk
Foldable architect's blue prints
Various action models
Traditional folds
Fumiaki Kawahata's work, with some crease patterns
Folding from wire mesh
More that I can't figure out?

There are 28 Origami Designs in ORU Magazine 3:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Tato envelopes

Letters and Envelopes

Kawahata Sachiko17Rectangle - A size
Buddha in shrine

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kunihiko Kasahara90Square
4 units

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Jun Maekawa103Square

Crease pattern to cut and fold


Jun Maekawa104Square

Also in Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa
Also in Tanteidan 1st convention
Also in Folding Australia 2005

Crease pattern
Origami Squid by Jun Maekawa on
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Walking man


David Brill123Triangle
2 units
Reading the paper


Herman van Goubergen125Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in BOS Magazine 160
Also in Der Falter 10
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Le Pli 52
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 24 2000 4
Also in Origami USA Convention 1994
and in other sources...
Origami Reading the paper by Herman van Goubergen folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Takada Kikou127Square

Birds - Passeriformes

Fumiaki Kawahata131Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 17
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 18
Origami Robin by Fumiaki Kawahata folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Santa Claus

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Jun Maekawa132Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa
Origami Santa Claus by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on

Flora - Flowers

Tomoko Tanaka135Square
Multiple units
Butterfly ring


Saburo Kase136Rectangle - 1X4

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in BOS Convention 1984 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 110
Also in BOS Magazine 250
Also in NOA Kessakusen 3
Also in NOA Magazine 177
Also in NOA Magazine 274
and in other sources...
Origami Butterfly ring by Saburo Kase folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Face container for scissors


Yamada Katsuhisa137Square

The scissors make the eyes of this mask
Knight - whiskey bottle cap

People - Occupations - Knights

Mitarai Shin139Square
2 units
With cuts

Used as a bottle cover - helmet and torso
Dragonfly pencil holder

Objects - Useful

Yoshihisha Kimura141Rectangle - 1X4
2 units
Dog chopsticks holder

Objects - Useful

Unknown144Rectangle - A size


Toshie Takahama144Rectangle
Crane envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Kawahata Sachiko147Square
With cuts
Pyramid container

Boxes and Containers

Makoto Yamaguchi148Square
2 units

Also in NOA Magazine 126
Also in Origami in English by Makoto Yamaguchi

Various Christmas folds
Origami Pyramid container by Makoto Yamaguchi on
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Makoto Yamaguchi149Square

Music and Musicians

Makoto Yamaguchi150Square

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Makoto Yamaguchi151Square
5 units

Objects - Candles and Light

Makoto Yamaguchi152Rectangle - 1X2
Tree module - christmas

Flora - Trees and Plants

Makoto Yamaguchi153Square

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion - Nuns

Toshio Chino155Square


Takekawa Seiryo156Square


Takekawa Seiryo156Square
Dove - pecking

Toys - Action Models

Takekawa Seiryo157Square
Mandarin duck

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Itou Man'you159Square

Blows up to 3D
Origami Mandarin duck by Itou Man
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa