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ORU Magazine 11

1995 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.


Paper dolls
Hideyuki Iizawa's work
Issei Yoshino's work
"America" series - Michael Shall and great photos of the decorated Christmas tree
Toshio Chino's work 
Collection of "Inside out" (=Duo paper) models with fantastic pictures
Yoshio Sato
A visit to the British Origami Society
A religious ceremony
Yoshizawa's mice
Traditional folds
Model houses (not origami)
Folding from gold sprinkled paper and leathery paper
Blanket folding
More that I can't figure out?

There are 16 Origami Designs in ORU Magazine 11:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
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Miyashita Atsushi66Square

Vehicles - Boats

Miyashita Atsushi67Square

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Akira Yoshizawa76Square

Also in Akira Yoshizawa Origami - Exhibition Catalog by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Antologia di Origami Animali by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Museum 1: Animals by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami USA Convention 2000
Also in Sosaku Origami (Creative Origami) by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
and in other sources...
Origami Mouse by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Akira Yoshizawa77Square
Fox of the god of harvest

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Iizawa Hideyuki115Square

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Meguro Toshiyuki119Square
Demon - Oni

Imaginary beings - Demons

Jun Maekawa127Square

Also in Viva! Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Demon - Oni by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Teruo Tsuji130Square
2 units

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Origami Cat by Teruo Tsuji folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Kunihiko Kasahara133Square
2 units

Also in Der Falter 6
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Folding for All 2
Also in NOA Kessakusen 2
Also in NOA Magazine 9
Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
Origami Panda by Kunihiko Kasahara folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Flora - Flowers

Tomoko Tanaka137Square
Multiple units
Shooting star

Geometric and other shapes

Makoto Yamaguchi139Square
24 units

Also in Kusudama Ball Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Shooting star by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from 24 squares of kami by Gilad Aharoni on
Ogre face

Imaginary beings

Kumasaka Hiroshi143Square

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Abe Hisashi145Square
With cuts

Imaginary beings - Angels

Toshio Chino147Rectangle - A size

Also in NOA Magazine 200
Origami Angel by Toshio Chino Folded from a rectangle of IKEA Mala paper by Gilad Aharoni on

Birds - Columbiformes - Pigeons

Toshio Chino149Square