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Sosaku Origami (Creative Origami) book cover

Sosaku Origami (Creative Origami)

by Akira Yoshizawa

Published:
1984 by NHK
Pages:
158
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784140310281
ISBN-10:
4140310286

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Skill Level From 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)? Most are

Overall Impression

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This is a large collection of Yoshizawa's work, with themes ranging from the animal kingdom to Japanese myth and folklore.

The inspiring photographs in this book are a sufficient reason to buy it, with the models arranged in beautiful compositions. Although many of the photographed models are not diagrammed in the book, there are still many diagrams for Yoshizawa's models. As always with Yoshizawa's designs, while the folding sequence may look simple enough, getting to fold the model right and breath life into them is quite challenging.

There are 83 Origami Designs in Sosaku Origami (Creative Origami):

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Birds

Birds

Akira Yoshizawa40Square

Several bird variations, using bird-bases from various paper shapes
Grass

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa42Square
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa43Square
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa44Square
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa44Rectangle - 1X2
Bamboo leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa45Triangle
Cherry blossom

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa45Square
2 units
Lily pad

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa46Square
Lily

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa49Square
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa50Square
Sunflower

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa50Octagon
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa52Square
Pomegranate

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Akira Yoshizawa53Square
Butterflies

Insects - Butterflies

Akira Yoshizawa54Square
Chestnut

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Akira Yoshizawa56Square
Cicada

Insects

Akira Yoshizawa57Square
Carrot

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Akira Yoshizawa58Square

Also in Fun with Origami Paper Folding - Vol. 2 by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Le Pli 30
Also in Le Pli 99
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 13 1998 3
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 10
Origami Carrot by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mushrooms

Fungi

Akira Yoshizawa59Rectangle - 1X3
Frog - jumping

Amphibians

Akira Yoshizawa60Square
Beetle

Insects

Akira Yoshizawa61Square
Dragonfly

Insects

Akira Yoshizawa63PentagonOrigami Dragonfly by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Magali
Fish

Fish

Akira Yoshizawa64Square
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Akira Yoshizawa65DiamondOrigami Goldfish by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Water plant

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa66Rectangle - Long strip
Seahorse

Fish

Akira Yoshizawa67Square
Dolphin

Mammals - Cetacea - Dolphins

Akira Yoshizawa68Square
Flying fish

Fish

Akira Yoshizawa69SquareOrigami Flying fish by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Textori
Squid

Molluscs

Akira Yoshizawa70Square
Crab

Crustaceans

Akira Yoshizawa72SquareOrigami Crab by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Magali
Fish

Fish

Akira Yoshizawa74Square
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Akira Yoshizawa76Square
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Akira Yoshizawa77Square
Swan - baby

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Akira Yoshizawa78Square

Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 78
Origami Swan - baby by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Akira Yoshizawa79Square

Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 78
Origami Swan by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Chicken

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Akira Yoshizawa81Square
Pheasant

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Akira Yoshizawa82Diamond
Pheasant

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Akira Yoshizawa84Square
Pheasant

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Akira Yoshizawa85Square
Chick

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Akira Yoshizawa86Square

Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 41
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 78
Origami Chick by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Sparrow

Birds - Passeriformes

Akira Yoshizawa87SquareOrigami Sparrow by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Owl - baby

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Akira Yoshizawa88Square
Owl

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Akira Yoshizawa89SquareOrigami Owl by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

Akira Yoshizawa90SquareOrigami Bat by Akira Yoshizawa Wet folded from a square of cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Akira Yoshizawa92Square

Also in Fun with Origami Paper Folding - Vol. 2 by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Le Pli 30
Also in Le Pli 99
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 13 1998 3
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 10
Origami Rabbit by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Akira Yoshizawa94Square
2 units
Husky

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Akira Yoshizawa96Square
2 units
Puppy

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Akira Yoshizawa98Diamond
Puppy

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Akira Yoshizawa98Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 92
Origami Puppy by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Setter

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Akira Yoshizawa99Square
Panda

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Akira Yoshizawa100Square
2 units

Also in Akira Yoshizawa Origami - Exhibition Catalog by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Antologia di Origami Animali by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Fun (Tanoshii Origami) by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Museum 1: Animals by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Panda by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Water buffalo

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Akira Yoshizawa102Square
Sheep

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

Akira Yoshizawa103Square
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Akira Yoshizawa104Square

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 ORU Magazine 11
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 giladorigami.com
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Akira Yoshizawa105SquareOrigami Wild boar by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rudolf Deeg
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Akira Yoshizawa106Square
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Akira Yoshizawa109Rectangle - Long strip

Can be set in many poses
Camel

Mammals - Camelidae - Camels

Akira Yoshizawa110Square
2 units
Monkey

Mammals - Primates

Akira Yoshizawa112Square
2 units

Also in Akira Yoshizawa Origami - Exhibition Catalog by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Monkey by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Akira Yoshizawa129Square
Dragon - Eastern

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Akira Yoshizawa130Square
Snake

Reptiles - Snakes

Akira Yoshizawa131Square
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Akira Yoshizawa132Square
2 units
Origami Elephant by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Stephane Gerard
Angel

Imaginary beings - Angels

Akira Yoshizawa134Square
Harp

Music and Musicians

Akira Yoshizawa135Triangle
Goose in flight

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Akira Yoshizawa136Triangle
Person

People - Ethnicities

Akira Yoshizawa137Square
2 units

Some sort of legendary figure?
Man

People - Ethnicities

Akira Yoshizawa138Square
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Akira Yoshizawa138Square
Woman

People - Ethnicities

Akira Yoshizawa139Square
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Akira Yoshizawa140Square
Lion Mask

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Akira Yoshizawa141SquareOrigami Lion Mask by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Badmington bat

Sports and Athletes

Akira Yoshizawa142SquareOrigami Badmington bat by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Badmington ball

Sports and Athletes

Akira Yoshizawa143SquareOrigami Badmington ball by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Hang glider

Sports and Athletes

Akira Yoshizawa144Square
Plane

Toys - Planes

Akira Yoshizawa145Square
Pleated lampshades

Geometric and other shapes

Akira Yoshizawa146Rectangle - 1X2

Many variations
Children in snow

People

Akira Yoshizawa148Square

2 variations
Origami Children in snow by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Kimono

Clothes

Akira Yoshizawa150Square

2 variations. One by Sang Hun Kim
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa152SquareOrigami Leaf by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Sumo wrestler

Sports and Athletes

Akira Yoshizawa153SquareOrigami Sumo wrestler by Akira Yoshizawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Angel

Imaginary beings - Angels

Akira Yoshizawa154Square
Nun

Religion and Holidays - Christian Religion - Nuns

Akira Yoshizawa155Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 92
Origami Nun by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Face

People

Akira Yoshizawa156Square

A base for creating many variations