Flower-patterned kusudama bouquet

I ordered this pack of patterned paper ages ago and finally decided to bring it out. On Amazon, you can find this shop called Jong Ie Nara who sell lots of origami-related things. This one I have is a collection of 40 papers with 20 different designs. They are also double-sided, with a floral pattern …

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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 …

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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 …

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Sprucing up a kusudama

Kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) a paper model formed by sewing or gluing units together. Some origami artists dislike the use  of papercutting and gluing, but I like them since they make lovely decorations. For 'true' modular origami, the artist Tomoko Fuse comes to mind. Kusudama balls (as they are commonly known as, even though the …

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