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ORU Magazine 7 book cover

ORU Magazine 7

1994 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.


Photos of Various Swiss Army knives
"America" series - Mark W. Kennedy and his magnificent jewelery
John Montroll's work - with lots of photos
Young artists: Munenori Ishihara, Naoto Noguchi and Satoshi Kamiya's work (neat Sumo wrestlers)
Folding a large fan
Old diagrams of folding Japanese personages
Mathematical section (?) seems to discuss getting more points from your paper (?)
The traditional Junk fold
Tigers - Nishikawa's tigers (with a nice example of a crane with a tiger's face)
Wild boars by Akira Yoshizawa with beautiful b&w photos
Geometric folds and tessellations
A sundial to cut and fold
A religious ceremony involving very big paper hats?
More that I can't figure out?

There are 17 Origami Designs in ORU Magazine 7:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Akira Yoshizawa96SquareOrigami Wild boar by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Akira Yoshizawa97Square

Objects - Useful

Jun Maekawa103Square

To cut and fold

Mammals - Procyonidae - Raccoons

John Montroll125Square

Also in Origami Inside-Out by John Montroll
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 19 1999 5
Origami Raccoon by John Montroll folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Seiji Nishikawa131Square

Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Works of Seiji Nishikawa by Seiji Nishikawa
Origami Tiger by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on

People - Anatomic parts

Masaya Horiguchi135Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae

Lips and full set of teeth - one of my favorites
Origami Smile! by Masaya Horiguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Yamada Katsuhisa139Square
Crimson plum

Flora - Flowers

Tomoko Tanaka146Square
Multiple units

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Toshio Chino147Square

Dinosaurs - Stegosaurus

Takai Hiroaki149Square

Also in NOA Magazine 219

Cute and spiky
Origami Stegosaurus by Takai Hiroaki Folded from a square of India Gold scrapbooking paper by Gilad Aharoni on

Reptiles - Snakes

Kunihiko Kasahara151Square



Kunihiko Kasahara152Rectangle - Long strip


People - Ethnicities

Kunihiko Kasahara153Square

Geometric and other shapes

Makoto Yamaguchi155Square
60 units
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Makoto Yamaguchi157Square
Party box

Boxes and Containers

Abe Hisashi158Rectangle - A size
Masu box

Boxes and Containers


Also in Creative Origami and Beyond
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in NOA Magazine 134
Also in NOA Magazine 165
Also in NOA Magazine 167
Also in NOA Magazine 490
Also in Origami - Arte del Piegare la Carta by Renzo Zanoni
and in other sources...
Origami Masu box by Traditional on
Folded by Lou Pearson