Kusudama “Hanahoshi Hakkaku Kiriko”

Another model from the Tomoko Fuse book. (See the other models that I’ve made from this book so far, Mitsuya Kiriko and Hanahitai Mitsuya) This model’s name is “Hanahoshi Hakkaku Kiriko” (花星八角切子) – This one actually has a translation. “Hanahoshi” is star flower, “Hakkaku” is octagon or star anise seed, and “Kiriko” is a faceted […]

Kusudama “Hanahitai Mitsuya”

The next model I attempted from “Kusudama Origami – Hanakiriko” (くす玉おりがみ – 花切子) is called “Hanahitai Mitsuya” (花額三ツ矢) and it is very similar to “Mitsuya Kiriko” (三ツ矢切子), except the square pieces are flipped around to hold a flower in them. For the internal flower, red and yellow duo-coloured paper is a good choice. Some pictures would better explain […]

Kusudama “Mitsuya Kiriko”

I bought this book a year ago by Tomoko Fuse (布施 知子) called “Kusudama Origami – Hanakiriko” (くす玉おりがみ – 花切子). I can read what the Japanese says, but I don’t know what it means! Fortunately, the book uses diagrams rather than explanations to construct models, hence why I bought it. Some of the models are pretty […]

Rosebud and calyx kusudama

I’m part of a group on Facebook called “Origami Kids” (the group is open so anyone can view it) where people post their creations and/or tutorials on a regular basis. Quite a while ago, I came across a post about a rosebud and calyx tutorial (the tutorial creator and the person who designed the model can […]