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NOA Magazine 500

2017 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 16 Origami Designs in NOA Magazine 500:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Imaginary beings

Asahi Isamu10Square
2 units

Flora - Trees and Plants

Asahi Isamu11Square
Cherry blossom

Flora - Flowers

Asahi Isamu12Square
5 units

Flora - Flowers

Asahi Isamu12Rectangle - 1X2
3 units
Garden rose

Flora - Flowers

Sato Naomiki15Pentagon

Echinoderms - Starfish and Urchins

John Montroll20Square

Also in Animal Origami For The Enthusiast by John Montroll
Also in Origami Sea Creatures by John Montroll
Origami Starfish by John Montroll folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Polar bear cub

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Kunihiko Kasahara22Rectangle - 1X2

2 variations
Polar bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Kunihiko Kasahara24Rectangle - 1X2
Snow covered mountain


Kunihiko Kasahara25Rectangle - 1X2
Eco friendly pentagon envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Fujita Fumiaki26Rectangle - A size

People - Ethnicities

Kubota Yaeko35Square
8 units

Japanese dancing girl

People - Anatomic parts

Kumasaka Hiroshi40Square

Rock, paper, scissors

Mammals - Ursidae - Pandas

Sy Chen42Square

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in BARF 2003 Winter by Jeremy Shafer
Also in BOS Magazine 207
Also in NOA Magazine 315
Also in Origami Pop-ups to Amaze and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer
Also in Origami USA Convention 2002
and in other sources...
Origami Panda by Sy Chen folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Japanese apricot blossom

Flora - Flowers

Iida Kazuko43Square

Can be combined to make a hairpin
Show case

Boxes and Containers

Kawate Ayako47Square

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans


Also in Creased Magazine 1
Also in Creative Origami and Beyond
Also in Origami Aussie Animals by Marion and Steve Isham
Also in The Paper Magazine 106
Also in Traditional Japanese Origami by Nick Robinson
Origami Swan by Traditional on
Folded by Rebecca