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ORU Magazine 15

Published:
1996 by Sojusha
Pages:
152
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

Folding Japan - models depicting the Japanese tradition, Sumo fighters, Buddha, and a lot more by various artists
2D cards depicting various scenes from Japanese culture 
Issei Yoshino's memorial article with excellent photos of his work
Various knots in origami
The work of Satoshi Takagi
Quilts by Tomoko Fuse
Origamic architecture by Masahiro Chatani
The innovative work of Go Kinoshita
ORIGAMICS
Martin Wall's work - with good photos
Noshi
Traditional models
More that I can't figure out?

There are 14 Origami Designs in ORU Magazine 15:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Cow

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Akira Yoshizawa41Square
Spinning tops

Toys

Akira Yoshizawa42Square

Several variations
Quilts

Geometric and other shapes

Tomoko Fuse52Square
Multiple units
Motorcycle

Vehicles - Motorcycles

Issei Yoshino116Square
2 units

Also in Issei Super Complex Origami by Issei Yoshino
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 16
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 17
Origami Motorcycle by Issei Yoshino Folded from 2 squares of tissue+Japanese foil+rice paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Munch's "The Scream"

Media and Culture

Go Kinoshita117SquareOrigami Munch
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Seal on a rock

Mammals - Pinnipedia - Seals and Sea Lions

Martin Wall120Square

Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Seal on a rock by Martin Wall folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Scarecrow

Objects

Tetsuo Kimura123Square
Mermaid

Imaginary beings - Mermaids

Eiko Ishii126Square
2 units
Snowdrop

Flora - Flowers

Tomoko Tanaka129Square
Multiple units
Chopsticks wrapper

Food

Makoto Yamaguchi130Square
2 units
Meditator

People - Ethnicities

Satoshi Takagi135Rectangle - 1X2
Emperor and empress

People - Ethnicities

Toshie Takahama145Square
With cuts
Cow

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Kosho Uchiyama147Square
Santa

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Makoto Yamaguchi149Square
2 units

Folded from 2 different size squares