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World of Super-Complex Origami

by Satoshi Kamiya

Published:
2010 by Soshimu
Pages:
127
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784883377107
ISBN-10:
4883377105

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Skill Level 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? Yes
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes

Overall Impression

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Satoshi Kamiya's new book is not a typical diagram book. The few full diagrams in it have actually already been published before, albeit in hard-to-find sources.

What the book is about is the process of folding, techniques, crease-pattern interpretation etc. As all this text is in Japanese I cannot make much of it, but everything is accompanied with many drawings and photos which give insights to the meaning of the text.

Part 1 : Basics - discusses tools needed for folding (from rulers to tweezers, clips, display tools, wet-folding essentials etc.), describes different types of papers, and explains the basic symbols.

Part 2: Practice - shows how to cut paper, make accurate creases, handle more complex moves, allow for paper-thickness in folding, and examines display techniques such as shaping, strengthening the model with glue and using wire for display.

Part 3: Advanced Techniques - delves into wet-folding, back-coating and making tissue-foil, understanding crease-patterns and showing some theories. This part concludes in an in-depth analysis of the Ryujin 3.5 crease-pattern, which is included in the beginning of the book.

The book opens with a gallery of designs, with tiny crease-patterns for Kamiya's, Hideo Komatsu's and Hojyo Takashi's works. There are also photos of other designer's works, without crease-patterns.

While the diagrams included make this book worthwhile in itself, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an English version of the text!

There are 23 Origami Designs in World of Super-Complex Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Ancient dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Satoshi KamiyaSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 55
Also in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003 by Satoshi Kamiya

Crease pattern
Origami Ancient dragon by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Archangel Gabriel

Imaginary beings - Angels

Hojyo TakashiSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 86

Crease pattern
Origami Archangel Gabriel by Hojyo Takashi on giladorigami.com
Folded by Artur Biernacki
Buddha

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Hojyo TakashiSquare

Also in Tanteidan 6th convention

Crease pattern
Origami Buddha by Hojyo Takashi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Hideo KomatsuSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 76
Also in Works of Hideo Komatsu by Hideo Komatsu

Crease-Pattern
Origami Cat by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragonfly 1.1B

Insects

Satoshi KamiyaSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 82

Crease pattern
Origami Dragonfly 1.1B by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by BOS 2007 convention exhibitor
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Hideo KomatsuSquare

Also in JOAS 2006 Special issue
Also in Works of Hideo Komatsu by Hideo Komatsu

Crease-pattern
Origami Giraffe by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of Trimaco masking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hippopotamus

Mammals - Hippopotami

Hideo KomatsuSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 71
Also in Works of Hideo Komatsu by Hideo Komatsu

Crease pattern
Origami Hippopotamus by Hideo Komatsu on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Icarus

Imaginary beings

Hojyo TakashiSquare

Also in Personal Collection

Crease-pattern
Origami Icarus by Hojyo Takashi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

Hideo KomatsuSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 75
Also in Works of Hideo Komatsu by Hideo Komatsu

Crease pattern
Origami Lion by Hideo Komatsu on giladorigami.com
Folded by Guspath Go
Maitreya

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Hojyo TakashiSquare

Also in Tanteidan 4th convention

Crease pattern
Origami Maitreya by Hojyo Takashi on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Phoenix 3.5

Imaginary beings

Satoshi KamiyaSquare

Also in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2 - 2002-2009 by Satoshi Kamiya

Crease pattern
Origami Phoenix 3.5 by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Shuki Kato
Ryujin 3.5

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Satoshi KamiyaSquare

Crease pattern
Origami Ryujin 3.5 by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by BOS 2007 convention exhibitor
Sea turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Satoshi KamiyaSquare

Also in Tanteidan 16th convention
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 81

Crease pattern
Origami Sea turtle by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Artur Biernacki
Shibaraku

People - Ethnicities

Hojyo TakashiSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 59

Crease pattern
Origami Shibaraku by Hojyo Takashi on giladorigami.com
Folded by Artur Biernacki
Squirrel

Mammals - Rodentia - Squirrels

Hideo KomatsuSquare

Also in BOS Magazine 187
Also in Tanteidan 3rd convention
Also in Works of Hideo Komatsu by Hideo Komatsu

Crease-pattern
Origami Squirrel by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Styracosaurus 2.0

Dinosaurs

Satoshi KamiyaSquare

Also in JOAS 2013 Special issue

Crease pattern
Origami Styracosaurus 2.0 by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
Wasp 2.6

Insects

Satoshi KamiyaSquare

Crease pattern
Origami Wasp 2.6 by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by BOS 2007 convention exhibitor
Wolf

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Hideo KomatsuSquare

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 99
Also in Works of Hideo Komatsu by Hideo Komatsu

Crease-Pattern
Origami Wolf by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Hideo Komatsu67Square

Also in BOS Magazine 233
Also in Polish Origami Association Newsletter 1
Origami Mouse by Hideo Komatsu Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
American Cocker Spaniel

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Satoshi Kamiya72Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 91
Origami American Cocker Spaniel by Satoshi Kamiya Wet-folded from a square of Canford art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Satoshi Kamiya78Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 110
Origami Crane by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Pere Olivella
Violinist

Music and Musicians

Hojyo Takashi91Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 79
Origami Violinist by Hojyo Takashi on giladorigami.com
Folded by Egg Origami
Samurai helmet beetle

Insects

Satoshi Kamiya108Square

Also in Tanteidan 14th convention
Origami Samurai helmet beetle by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni