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Traditional Japanese Origami

by Nick Robinson

Published:
2015 by Rock Point
Pages:
64
Binding:
Paperback with paper
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781631061288
ISBN-10:
1631061283

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

Skill Level Simple to intermediate
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)? Yes

Overall Impression

The first thing you'll notice about this book is how attractive its packaging is. The kit contains a small, square book with gold edges, and four envelopes with folding paper, all tucked between two thick cardboard squares and held together by two thick elastic bands.

The book opens with an overview of origami history and an introduction to diagram notations, and then come 10 well known and time-tested traditional models, ranging in difficulty from the simple house to the more challenging crane. All are clearly diagrammed in color, with accompanying images of the design folded from the special paper supplied in the kit, with many photos showing how the model would look like folded with either side of the paper up.

The paper provided is fantastic, with beautiful Chiyogami washi-like prints on one side and smooth copper colored on the other.

I would highly recommend this book for beginners and it would make a great gift for someone just starting origami.

There are 10 Origami Designs in Traditional Japanese Origami:

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Japanese house

Buildings

Traditional12Square

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Origami Japanese house by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fir tree

Flora - Trees and Plants

Traditional16Square
Sailboat

Vehicles - Boats

Traditional20Square

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Origami Sailboat by Traditional on giladorigami.com
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Swan

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Traditional24Square

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Origami Swan by Traditional on giladorigami.com
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Flapping bird

Toys - Action Models

Traditional28Square

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Origami Flapping bird by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Aharoni
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Traditional34Square

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Origami Crane by Traditional folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox head

Toys - Puppets

Traditional38Square
Starbox

Boxes and Containers

Traditional46Square

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Sumo

Toys

Traditional52Square

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Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Traditional58Square

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