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ORU Magazine 12

Published:
1996 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

Kyo Araki's work - 2D cards
Takashi Irie's work
Yoshio Tsuda's work
Peter Budai's work - nice photos
"What a wonderful ORIGAMI" - Jeremy Shafer's wonderful creations
Collection of "Inside out" models - with superb photos of Elias' bullfighter, last dance and others by various foreign creators 
Kunio Suzuki's snow crystals
"We love Kobe" project
A religious ceremony - people with paper in their mouths
ORIGAMICS
Yoshizawa's butterflies
Noshi
Traditional models
Var. unit origami 
A beetle that folds leaves
Folding from glossy duo paper
Toys constructed from paper
More that I can't figure out?

There are 26 Origami Designs in ORU Magazine 12:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Butterflies

Insects - Butterflies

Akira Yoshizawa76Square

Also in Akira Yoshizawa - Japan's Greatest Origami Master by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Akira Yoshizawa Origami - Exhibition Catalog by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Der Falter 6
Also in Fun with Origami Paper Folding - Vol. 2 by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Hands-On Origami by Raul Rosado
and in other sources...

Several variations - some folded from circles
Origami Butterflies by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crow - talking

Toys - Puppets

Japanese82Square
Boat

Toys

Japanese83Square
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Traditional83Square
Frog

Amphibians

Traditional86Square

Also in Bugagami by Jeffrey Rutzky
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Difficult Origami by Chris Alexander
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Ecuador Convention 2014
and in other sources...
Origami Frog by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Iris

Flora - Flowers

Traditional86Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Creative Life with Creative Origami 1 by Toshie Takahama
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Festive Folding by Paul Jackson
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
and in other sources...
Origami Iris by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Twister and variations

Geometric and other shapes

Miyuki Kawamura88Rectangle - 1X2
30 units

Also in Colombian Convention 2010
Also in Czech Origami Convention 2013
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 87
Also in NOA Magazine 238
Also in Tanteidan 5th convention
Origami Twister and variations by Miyuki Kawamura on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Plane

Vehicles - Airplanes

Jun Maekawa94Square

Also in Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa

Crease pattern
Origami Plane by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Cigarette packet

Objects

David Brill117Rectangle - 1X4

Also in BOS Magazine 60
Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Origami 4 by Robert Harbin
Origami Cigarette packet by David Brill on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
The last Waltz

People

Neal Elias125Rectangle - 1X3

Also in Neal Elias Selected Works 1964-1973 by Dave Venables
Also in Origami USA Convention 1998
Also in Pajarita Extra 1985 - Museo Imaginario
Also in Pajarita Magazine 92
Also in The Origami of Neal Elias by Dave Venables
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
and in other sources...
Origami The last Waltz by Neal Elias folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Drinking bird

Toys - Action Models

Eric Kenneway127Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in NOA Kessakusen
Also in NOA Magazine 10
Also in NOA Magazine 146
Also in Origami - Magic Square by Sergei Afonkin
Also in Origami in England by Sergei Afonkin

A nice action fold - bird drinks from birdbath
Origami Drinking bird by Eric Kenneway on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yara Yagi
Diamond heart ring

Rings

Jeremy Shafer129Square

Also in BOS Magazine 196
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer
Also in Origami USA Convention 1993
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Origami Diamond heart ring by Jeremy Shafer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Skier

Sports and Athletes

Robert Harbin132Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in NOA Magazine 462
Also in Origami 2 by Robert Harbin
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Origami Skier by Robert Harbin folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Orchid

Flora - Flowers

Tomoko Tanaka135Square
Multiple units
Modular shape

Geometric and other shapes

Kumasaka Hiroshi137Square
24 units
Origami Modular shape by Kumasaka Hiroshi on giladorigami.com
Folded by Paula Versnick
Pencil

Objects

Makoto Yamaguchi138Square
Mammoth

Dinosaurs

Kunihiko Kasahara141SquareOrigami Mammoth by Kunihiko Kasahara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Takekawa Seiryo142Square
Cap

Clothes - Hats

Japanese143Square
Nurse hat

Clothes - Hats

Japanese145Square
Shrimp

Crustaceans

Japanese145Square
Koala

Mammals - Marsupialia - Koalas

Takashi Irie148Square
2 units
Baryonix

Dinosaurs

Peter Budai151Square
Connected cranes (cuts)

Geometric and other shapes

Nakamura Shizuka153Square
With cuts
Iris

Flora - Flowers

Setsuko Yamashina155Square
Multiple units
Decorated card

Letters and Envelopes

Etsuro Bodaiji157Square
Multiple units