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Viva! Origami book cover

Viva! Origami

by Kunihiko Kasahara

Published:
1983 by Sanrio
Pages:
168
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784387891161
ISBN-10:
4387891165

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

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

This book, currently sadly out of print and very hard to find, exhibits Jun Maekawa's fantastic work. There are many innovative designs, with many "multi-fingered" creatures, and a wide variety of subjects. The book took origami to the next level, and is still very relevant today, with plenty of challenges for Intermediate to advanced folders.

There are 38 Origami Designs in Viva! Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Shooting star

Nature

Jun Maekawa16Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in ORU Magazine 5

5 pointed star with a long tail
Origami Shooting star by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Hand

People - Anatomic parts

Jun Maekawa18Square
Hands

People - Anatomic parts

Jun Maekawa18Square

Cute 5 fingered hands
Flower and stem

Flora - Flowers

Jun Maekawa20Square

Color changed flower on a stem with 2 leaves. very nice
Carp

Fish

Jun Maekawa24Rectangle - A size

Also in Genuine Japanese Origami (Book 1) by Jun Maekawa
Also in Genuine Origami Square-Root 2 by Jun Maekawa
Origami Carp by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Jun Maekawa26Rectangle - A sizeOrigami Butterfly by Jun Maekawa Folded from a rectangle of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tadpole

Amphibians

Jun Maekawa32SquareOrigami Tadpole by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Evzen Dub
Star decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Jun Maekawa34SquareOrigami Star decoration by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Stephen Machlica
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Jun Maekawa36Square

Also in Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa
Origami Samurai helmet by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of duo pearl origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Jun Maekawa38SquareOrigami Squirrel by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of decorative vellum by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Santa Claus

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Jun Maekawa40Square

Also in Quick and Easy Origami Christmas by Toshie Takahama
Origami Santa Claus by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Godzilla

Media and Culture - Godzilla

Jun Maekawa42SquareOrigami Godzilla by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of animal origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lily pad

Flora - Trees and Plants

Jun Maekawa48SquareOrigami Lily pad by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Star of David

Religion and Holidays - Jewish Religion

Jun Maekawa50SquareOrigami Star of David by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of elephant-hide by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crane variation

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Jun Maekawa54Square

Several variation of the traditional crane
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Jun Maekawa62Rectangle - 1X2

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Origami Peacock by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Space Invader

Media and Culture

Jun Maekawa72Square

From the computer game
Origami Space Invader by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Alligator

Reptiles - Alligators and Crocodiles

Jun Maekawa74SquareOrigami Alligator by Jun Maekawa Wet-folded from a square of double-sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crab

Crustaceans

Jun Maekawa76SquareOrigami Crab by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Frog

Amphibians

Jun Maekawa80SquareOrigami Frog by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Jun Maekawa84Square
Wolf

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Jun Maekawa88SquareOrigami Wolf by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Camel

Mammals - Camelidae - Camels

Jun Maekawa94SquareOrigami Camel by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Kangaroo

Mammals - Marsupialia - Kangaroos

Jun Maekawa98SquareOrigami Kangaroo by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Dragon - Eastern

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Jun Maekawa102Square
Reindeer

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Jun Maekawa106SquareOrigami Reindeer by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Deer - sitting

Mammals - Cervidae - Deer and Moose

Jun Maekawa110Square

Also in NOA Magazine 423
Origami Deer - sitting by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Jun Maekawa116Square
Gecko

Reptiles

Jun Maekawa122SquareOrigami Gecko by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of soft patterned art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tyrannosaurus

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Jun Maekawa126SquareOrigami Tyrannosaurus by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Dragonfly

Insects

Jun Maekawa130SquareOrigami Dragonfly by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Samurai helmet beetle

Clothes - Hats

Jun Maekawa132Square
Crow

Birds - Passeriformes

Jun Maekawa136SquareOrigami Crow by Jun Maekawa on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Frankenstein

Media and Culture

Jun Maekawa140SquareOrigami Frankenstein by Jun Maekawa Wet-folded from a square of 160gsm Canson paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

Jun Maekawa144SquareOrigami Centaur by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of dinosaur paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Demon - Oni

Imaginary beings - Demons

Jun Maekawa150Square

Also in ORU Magazine 11

A diapered demon. A version with fingers is diagrammed in ORU magazine #11
Origami Demon - Oni by Jun Maekawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Devil - no fingers

Imaginary beings - Demons

Jun Maekawa150Square

A simpler version of the known Maekawa devil
Devil

Imaginary beings - Demons

Jun Maekawa158Square

Also in Genuine Origami by Jun Maekawa
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 56
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 56
Also in Tanteidan 1st convention

Partial diagrams
Origami Devil by Jun Maekawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com