Origami-the art of paper folding-is a traditional Japanese pastime that is enjoyed all over the world. The author of this book, Kunihiko Kasahara, is recognized as one of the world's best origami artists, and travels worldwide doing demonstrations and presentations. The remarkable popularity of origami, combined with the experience and talent of Mr. Kasahara, makes this collection of projects a much-anticipated arrival for beginner and experience origami enthusiast alike. The projects featured show both traditional Japanese origami and also Kasahara's latest cube art technique. Other projects feature building block-style units, beautiful boxes that look like flowers, snow crystals, and much more.
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About the Author
Modern origami pioneer Kunihiko Kasahara studied broadcasting at Nihon University's College of Art, where his interest in origami began. His first book, Origami Book for Mother and Child (Seiko-sha), was displayed at the Japanese pavilion of the Osaka Expo in 1970, and was later packed into a time capsule that will be kept sealed for 5,000 years. He lies in Kanagawa, Japan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Origami is definitely an amazing art. This book is definitely confusing. I'm not sure what level of origami expertise is needed to garner the most from this book, but it is not beginner level. The first chapter is about origami puzzles. What are origami puzzles? You will have to either guess, or go to another source because there is no explanation. Then the next page, still in the same chapter, moves on to pinwheels. Much of the book is like this. Hopping around on seemingly unrelated (other than being origami) topics.There are photos of completed items. However, instructions for items are hand drawn, with a lot of red arrows indicating which way to fold the paper. Easy to follow with basic origami forms. Not so easy to follow with more complex origami forms.To be fair, this book was not originally published in English, and there are probably things that were lost in translation. Still, I regret purchasing this book.