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The Beauty of Origami

by Makoto Yamaguchi

Published:
2015 by Natsume
Pages:
268
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
Japanese
ISBN-13:
9784816358586
ISBN-10:
4816358587

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Skill Level Low intermediate 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, but starting size is suggested
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Most are

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There are 50 Origami Designs in The Beauty of Origami:

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Triceratops

Dinosaurs - Triceratops

Makoto Yamaguchi38Square

Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Triceratops by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from a square of dinosaur origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Tyrannosaurus

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Makoto Yamaguchi40Square

Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Tyrannosaurus by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from a square of textured origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mammoth

Dinosaurs

Makoto Yamaguchi42Square

Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Tanteidan 12th convention
Origami Mammoth by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pteranodon

Dinosaurs - Pteranodon

Makoto Yamaguchi44SquareOrigami Pteranodon by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from a square of textured scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Archaeopteryx

Dinosaurs

Makoto Yamaguchi46Square
High heels

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Makoto Yamaguchi50Rectangle - 1X2

Also in Chopstick Rests with Chopstick Wrappers by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami High heels by Makoto Yamaguchi Folded from a rectangle of leather-grained duo paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Japanese sandals - Geta

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Tsuda Yoshio52Square

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Kessakusen
Also in NOA Magazine 107
Also in ORU Magazine 8
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Japanese sandals - Geta by Tsuda Yoshio on giladorigami.com
Folded by Fujikura Atsuo
Stag beetle

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi56Square
2 units
Japanese rhinoceros beetle

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi60Square
2 units
Hercules beetle

Insects

Makoto Yamaguchi64Square
2 units
Butterfly - Makoto-cho

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse66Square

Also in Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 132
Origami Butterfly - Makoto-cho by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Makoto rose

Flora - Flowers

Makoto Yamaguchi69Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 126
Also in Tanteidan 17th convention
Origami Makoto rose by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Macaw

Birds - Psittaciformes - Parrots

Makoto Yamaguchi74Square
Toucan

Birds - Piciformes - Toucans and Woodpeckers

Makoto Yamaguchi76Square

To get 2 colors, you need to color part of the paper
North American Cardinal

Birds - Passeriformes - Cardinals

Roman Diaz79Square

Also in AEP convention 2012
Also in Bogota Origami Convention 2016
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 102
Also in The Paper Magazine 105
Origami North American Cardinal by Roman Diaz folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Tsuda Yoshio82Square

Also in NOA Magazine 198
Also in ORU Magazine 8
Origami Swan by Tsuda Yoshio on giladorigami.com
Folded by Giovanna
Emperor penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Quentin Trollip84Square

Also in AEP convention 2010
Also in Canada Convention 2012
Origami Emperor penguin by Quentin Trollip on giladorigami.com
Folded by Quentin Trollip
Boots

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Makoto Yamaguchi88Square
Santa Claus tetrahedron box

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Makoto Yamaguchi90Square
2 units

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 136
Origami Santa Claus tetrahedron box by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fish skeleton

Fish

Makoto Yamaguchi94Square
8 units

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 10
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 1
Origami Fish skeleton by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Spiral shell

Molluscs

Toshikazu Kawasaki98Square

Also in Let's Fold Spirals by Tomoko Fuse
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Spiral shell by Toshikazu Kawasaki on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ondrej and Radim Cibulka
Yellowtail (farmed)

Fish

Katsuta Kyouhei102Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 116
Origami Yellowtail (farmed) by Katsuta Kyouhei on giladorigami.com
Folded by Pere Olivella
Dolphin

Mammals - Cetacea - Dolphins

Fumiaki Kawahata108Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 145
Origami Dolphin by Fumiaki Kawahata on giladorigami.com
Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi
Clown

People - Occupations - Clowns

Seiji Nishikawa117Square
2 units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Also in Works of Seiji Nishikawa by Seiji Nishikawa
Also in BOS Convention 1992 Autumn
Also in NOA Magazine 122
Also in ORU Magazine 2
and in other sources...

No-hat version
Origami Clown by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Book

Objects - Books

Martin Wall122Square

Also in CDO convention 1994
Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Le Pli 113-114
Also in NOA Magazine 152
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Origami Paperfolding for Fun by Eric Kenneway
and in other sources...
Origami Book by Martin Wall folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Makoto Yamaguchi126Square

Also in AEP convention 2008
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 35
Origami Mouse by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Boxlike cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Makoto Yamaguchi128Square

Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Boxlike cat by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Ronald Koh131SquareOrigami Rabbit by Ronald Koh on giladorigami.com
Folded by Herman Mariano
Papillon

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Hideo Komatsu137Square

Also in JOAS 2011 Special issue
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 127
Origami Papillon by Hideo Komatsu folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Akabeko the red bull

Toys - Action Models

Makoto Yamaguchi145Square
2 units

Traditional Japanese toy. From a square and a rectangle
Samurai helmet

Clothes - Hats

Makoto Yamaguchi148Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 144
Origami Samurai helmet by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Mt. Fuji

Nature

Yamanashi Akiko150SquareOrigami Mt. Fuji by Yamanashi Akiko Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Leopard

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Makoto Yamaguchi154Square
2 units
Panda

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Makoto Yamaguchi157Square
2 units

Also in Creative Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 138
Origami Panda by Makoto Yamaguchi folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion

Mammals - Felidae - Lions

David Brill160Triangle

Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Origami Masters: David Brill by David Brill
Also in Zoorigami by Renzo Zanoni
Origami Lion by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

David Brill167Triangle

Also in AEP convention 2011
Also in Bogota Origami Convention 2015
Also in BOS Convention 1979 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 100
Also in BOS Magazine 200
Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
and in other sources...
Origami Horse by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hippopotamus

Mammals - Hippopotami

Robert J. Lang172Square
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Gen Hagiwara181Square

Also in Tanteidan 18th convention
Origami Giraffe by Gen Hagiwara on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni
African elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Miyamoto Chuya190Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 137
Origami African elephant by Miyamoto Chuya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Artur Biernacki
Key to love

Hearts

Francis Ow199Rectangle - Long strip

Heart on key
Nut and bolt

Objects

David Brill202Square
2 units

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Der Falter 8
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 1
Origami Nut and bolt by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Griffin

Imaginary beings

Makoto Yamaguchi210Square
2 units
Cerberus

Imaginary beings

Makoto Yamaguchi214Square
2 units
Angry fish

Fish

Bernie Peyton218Square

Also in Origami Deutschland 2016
Origami Angry fish by Bernie Peyton Folded from a square of double sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit in Wonderland

Media and Culture

Matsuda Keigo224Square
2 units

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 136
Origami Rabbit in Wonderland by Matsuda Keigo on giladorigami.com
Folded by Oscar Osorio
Crane humanoid

Imaginary beings

Sasade Shinji229SquareOrigami Crane humanoid by Sasade Shinji on giladorigami.com
Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi
Northern dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Hojyo Takashi240Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 44
Origami Northern dragon by Hojyo Takashi on giladorigami.com
Folded by Stephane Gerard
Tri-horned dragon

Imaginary beings - Dragons

Miyamoto Chuya241Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 83
Origami Tri-horned dragon by Miyamoto Chuya folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Grim Reaper

Imaginary beings

Miyajima Noboru248Square

Also in Czech Origami Convention 2012
Also in Tanteidan 5th convention
Origami Grim Reaper by Miyajima Noboru folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

Satoshi Kamiya256SquareOrigami Pegasus by Satoshi Kamiya on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eyal Reuveni