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NOA Magazine 389 book cover

NOA Magazine 389

2008 by NOA

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Skill Level Simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes. Beautiful photos
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

NOA Magazine is the monthly publication of the Japanese Origami Association. The complexity of the designs in the magazine tends to lean towards the more simple variety, but an occasional complex design is thrown into the mix.

The issues are usually centered around a theme, whether a holiday or season of the year. Most importantly, they are beautiful, with inspiring color-spreads and very high-quality diagrams.

Also see listing of all other NOA magazines in my collection.

There are 19 Origami Designs in NOA Magazine 389:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Keiji Kitamura4Square

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Ogura Takako5Square
Beckoning cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Eiji Tsuchito7Square
3 units
Treasure bag

Boxes and Containers

Aoyagi Shoko9Square
Memo holder with mouse face

Objects - Useful

Kawate Ayako10Square
Shrine maiden

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Kawate Ayako10Square
Kimono-shaped wrapper

Objects - Useful

Aoyagi Shoko13Square

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Usuda Takayuki14Square
Flower-shaped top

Toys - Action Models

Kimura Matsuyo16Square
4 units
Japanese apricot blossom

Flora - Flowers

Nakamoto Yoko20Square
5 units
Japanese apricot blossom ball

Geometric and other shapes

Nakamoto Yoko20Square
60 units
Cherry blossom wreath

Geometric and other shapes

Noriko Nagata22Square
6 units
Straw matting

Geometric and other shapes

Ichiro Kinoshita25Square
Chopsticks holder with crane


Okano Kyoko26Rectangle
Crane decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Kawate Ayako27Square
8 units
Pocket with crane

Objects - Useful

Kawate Ayako27Square
Bamboo grass with snow

Flora - Trees and Plants

Tominaga Yasuhira30Square
Lucky boy


Sumo wrestler



Also in Traditional Japanese Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Enjoy Origami in English (Joy of Origami!) by Satoshi Takagi
Also in Atlas de l'Origami
and in other sources...
Origami Sumo wrestler by Traditional Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on