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Akira Yoshizawa - Japan's Greatest Origami Master

by Akira Yoshizawa

Published:
2016 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
192
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9784805313930
ISBN-10:
4805313935

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Skill Level Simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Mostly
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Varies
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)? Most are

Overall Impression

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What a wonderful tribute to an origami master. In an oversized coffee-table book format, this books binds together and re-edits two of Yoshizawa's older books: "Simple Origami" and "Beautiful Origami". They are fully translated into English, and peppered with new, gorgeous photos. But the book contains much more than those two publications. It also includes several in-depth articles about Yoshizawa, as well as many photos of his work, posters from his exhibitions and more.

The diagrams themselves are Yoshizawa's originals, where everything looks deceptively simple, but there are many judgment calls and getting everything to look "just right" takes patience and skill (I still can't get that Gorilla to look quite right). However, with the inclusion of "Simple Origami", even beginners will enjoy the folds in this book.

Very highly recommend this book for everybody. Beautiful and fascinating publication.

There are 65 Origami Designs in Akira Yoshizawa - Japan's Greatest Origami Master:

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Glider

Toys - Planes

Akira Yoshizawa44Square
Flying carpet

Toys - Planes

Akira Yoshizawa46Square
Houses

Buildings

Akira Yoshizawa48Square

5 variations
Trees

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa49Square

4 variations
Butterflies

Insects - Butterflies

Akira Yoshizawa52Square

8 variations
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Akira Yoshizawa55Square

Also in ORU Magazine 12
Also in Akira Yoshizawa Origami - Exhibition Catalog by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
Also in Der Falter 6
Also in Fun with Origami Paper Folding - Vol. 2 by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Hands-On Origami by Raul Rosado
and in other sources...
Origami Butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Akira Yoshizawa56Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Museum 1: Animals by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Pajarita Especial 1985 - Pliar 85
and in other sources...
Origami Leaf by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of Kraft origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Snail

Molluscs

Akira Yoshizawa57Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Museum 1: Animals by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Pajarita Especial 1985 - Pliar 85
and in other sources...
Origami Snail by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of holographic origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fairy tale caps

Clothes - Hats

Akira Yoshizawa58Square
Crown

Clothes - Hats

Akira Yoshizawa60Square
Tiger cub

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

Akira Yoshizawa61Square
2 units
Goblin mask

Imaginary beings

Akira Yoshizawa64Square

Tengu
Crow-billed goblin mask

Imaginary beings

Akira Yoshizawa65Square

Tengu
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Akira Yoshizawa66Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Goldfish by Akira Yoshizawa Wet-folded from a square of India Gold scrapbooking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Flower

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa70Square
2 units
Basket

Boxes and Containers

Akira Yoshizawa71Square
Hina dolls - emperor and empress

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Akira Yoshizawa72Square
Five musicians

Music and Musicians

Akira Yoshizawa75Square
Carp streamer

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Akira Yoshizawa78Square
Helmet

Clothes - Hats

Akira Yoshizawa80Square
Iris

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa81Hexagon

2 variations
Angel fish

Fish

Akira Yoshizawa84Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Angel fish by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of Astroparche cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cuckoo

Birds - Passeriformes

Akira Yoshizawa86Square
Wild goose

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Akira Yoshizawa88Triangle

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Wild goose by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a triangle of cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pheasant

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Akira Yoshizawa90Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa

Male and female
Origami Pheasant by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of Canson art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bird

Birds - Passeriformes

Akira Yoshizawa94Square
Dragonfly

Insects

Akira Yoshizawa96Triangle
Bell cricket

Insects

Akira Yoshizawa98Square
Grasshopper

Insects

Akira Yoshizawa100Triangle
Crane

Birds - Gruiformes - Cranes

Akira Yoshizawa102Triangle

Variations from several shapes
Fox head

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Akira Yoshizawa106Square
Fish

Fish

Akira Yoshizawa108Diamond

2 variations
Turtle

Reptiles - Turtles

Akira Yoshizawa110Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in Akira Yoshizawa Origami - Exhibition Catalog by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 14 1998 4
Origami Turtle by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of shizen handmade paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Shrimp

Crustaceans

Akira Yoshizawa112Triangle

Also in Origami Museum 1: Animals by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Antologia di Origami Animali by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa

2 variations
Origami Shrimp by Akira Yoshizawa Wet folded from a triangle of cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Sakhalin husky

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Akira Yoshizawa115Square
2 units

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa

Sled dog
Origami Sakhalin husky by Akira Yoshizawa Wet folded from 2 squares of Canson art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Akira Yoshizawa118Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Rabbit by Akira Yoshizawa Wet folded from a square of cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bear cub

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Akira Yoshizawa122Square
2 units
Gorilla

Mammals - Primates - Gorillas

Akira Yoshizawa125Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in ORU Magazine 5
Origami Gorilla by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Santa with bag

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Akira Yoshizawa130Square
2 units

Also in BOS Convention 1997 Autumn
Also in Simple Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Santa with bag by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Candle

Objects - Candles and Light

Akira Yoshizawa132Square
Star

Geometric and other shapes

Akira Yoshizawa133Square
Christmas stocking

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Akira Yoshizawa134Square
Demon mask

Imaginary beings - Demons

Akira Yoshizawa135Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Demon mask by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of India Gold paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Lion mask

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Akira Yoshizawa138Square
Power boat

Vehicles - Boats

Akira Yoshizawa140Square
Airplane

Vehicles - Airplanes

Akira Yoshizawa142Triangle
Lighthouse

Buildings

Akira Yoshizawa144Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in BOS Convention 1997 Spring
Origami Lighthouse by Akira Yoshizawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Snow Child

People

Akira Yoshizawa147Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Snow Child by Akira Yoshizawa Wet folded from a square of Astroparche textured cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Puppy

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Akira Yoshizawa150Square
Bird's beak

Toys - Puppets

Akira Yoshizawa158Square
Dog head

Toys - Puppets

Akira Yoshizawa160Square
Small bird

Birds

Akira Yoshizawa163Square

2 variations
Tulip

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa164Square
5 units
Hina dolls

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

Akira Yoshizawa166Square
Tadpole

Amphibians

Akira Yoshizawa168Square
See-saw

Toys

Akira Yoshizawa170Square
3 units
Caps

Clothes - Hats

Akira Yoshizawa172Square

2 variations
Goldfish

Fish - Goldfish

Akira Yoshizawa174Square

2 variations
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Akira Yoshizawa176Square

Also in Simple Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Fun (Tanoshii Origami) by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Elephant by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Crab

Crustaceans

Akira Yoshizawa178Square
Snail

Molluscs

Akira Yoshizawa180Square

Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Museum 1: Animals by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Pajarita Especial 1985 - Pliar 85
and in other sources...
Origami Snail by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of holographic origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Santa Claus with bag

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Akira Yoshizawa182Square
2 units

Also in BOS Convention 1997 Autumn
Also in Simple Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Origami Santa Claus with bag by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from 2 squares of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Santa hat

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Akira Yoshizawa184Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 92
Also in Origami Fun (Tanoshii Origami) by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Museum 2: Seasons and Annual Events by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Simple Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Simple Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
and in other sources...
Origami Santa hat by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Santa mask

Religion and Holidays - Christmas and Santa Claus

Akira Yoshizawa185Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 92
Also in Origami Fun (Tanoshii Origami) by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Origami Museum 2: Seasons and Annual Events by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Simple Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
Also in Simple Origami by Akira Yoshizawa
and in other sources...
Origami Santa mask by Akira Yoshizawa Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Water lily

Flora - Flowers

Akira Yoshizawa186Square