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Sunday, April 29, 2012

folding squares of colored paper

I think the stars are aligned for origami.  Not long after I discovered the Thomas the Tank Engine chewing candy (who's wrappers transform into a train set through a series of strategic folds) I discovered modular origami.  A viewer on YouTube introduced me to her origami channel and have since been watching video after video, on how to make three-dimensional forms from folded pieces of paper called modules or units.
I am obsessed. 
These were my first attempts, Omega Stars which despite their multiple spikes are actually fairly simple to put together. 
While shopping for paper at the one-hundred yen store, I found these clever storage boxes made specifically for keeping origami paper.  My days of rumpled paper are blissfully over.
What are your thoughts on origami? 

46 comments:

  1. pretty!!! i think ill make this my afternoon activity.

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  2. I love origami, its beautiful. Especially the stuff about the paper cranes. The Thousand Paper Cranes story. I really want to learn it.

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  3. Origami's fun! I can't do much folding right now (a paper heart at least?) but this looks like something fun to try for the summer!

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  4. @Everyone - Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll put together a tutorial video for one of the designs. It'll make for a fun summer project.

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    1. Hi my name is Michelle and i just recently seen your blogs, it's so amazing in japan. I mean when ur talking about them, i feel so excited like i want to go as well. Well... I've been thinking to go to japan in December 2013, but i don't know where to go, so I've been asking people, i know and people i don't know. So yah.., when i happen to see your blogs, i feel like asking a lot of advice, question and tours to help me through, hehehe ( i think am asking too much sorry). I really like anime they interest me and the foods your showing, they're the best foods. So if you want to chat privately you contact me here michirushinozuka@gamail.com ( i know its different but this my reall e-mail ). I really just want to talk more about japan thats all.

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    2. I love origami and hope you do make an origami tutorial some day.

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  5. Love the 100 yen store origami paper and the container..the rabbits are really cute...and those 3D origami are neat.

    I do origami...my favorite is the Lucky Star--my goal is to fill a jar with them...they can be addictive. Pikachu would be my next favorite...he is so cute, and when you blow him up it's really neat. Next would be the origami butterfly. I've done the origami hearts, and the origami envelope. I make large origami envelopes--it's a good way to use up 12x12 scrapbook paper that I won't use in a card.

    I've made the origami cat and dog too...cute and easy.

    I've collected some pretty origami papers. I cover my glue sticks with it and cut it into strips, gluing it onto cards, sort of like washi tape.

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  6. Hi, Emmy! =D My name's Talita Sombra and I'm from Brazil (precisely Amazonia). I'm a fan of yours!!! I love your videos (the ones about candies are my favourite! S2 ).
    Where I live it's very very very difficult to find these candies and origame papper (all japanese stuff in fact =P ). I buy some stuff at the internet but shipping costs make it too expensive. =( In fact, almost everything is harder at Amazonia.
    However... It doesn't stop me watching you and dreaming about all those interesting things you show!
    Congrats for your marriage and your baby! =D

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  7. I AM A BIG FAN OF U!!!!!!! I WATCH ALL YOUR VIDEOS!!! CAN U MAKE ONE WITH KOREA AND SEND ME THE LINK??????? U ROCK.vPEACEv

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  9. I love origami~! I used to be obsessed and I really enjoy the firecracker origami. When I was little I used to package everything in origami envelopes and boxes. I love the feel and look of origami paper. It's so decorative and you aren't just limited to using them for origami! Super congrats on your coming baby. I love your videos and how to's.

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  10. I Can't even fold perfect stars...humm

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  11. Hi! I just wrote about you on my blog, because I really fell in love with the video about polish sweets! The way you pronounce the polish words are really good and sounds cute :) you don't have to visit it, of course, I just want you to know that I really like it :)

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  12. Emmy,

    Can you tell me where to find dodotto tsubu pyon? I live in Nagoya. They don't have it in the dagashi / okashi section at Jusco or Daiei. Help!

    Daniel

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  13. Hello Emmy,
    I found your account on youtube. I really like the video about German sweets. (^.^)
    Your blog looks great.

    Aiko

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  14. Raaaad!

    Emmy! I love what you do on YouTube~ My Mum came over to check out my life and visit me in Japan a few weeks ago, and she was using your videos to learn a little about the country. She even picked up a few words from your vids.

    I'm so happy to see that you have a blog, too! Keep it up! :) And congrats on the baby! (If I understand right, this is a recent event)

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  15. I love your blog. It is a pleasure to read. Make sure you come back soon!

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  16. I love origami! I was obsessed as a child, I would make swans and all these little boats, etc. what really got me was the origami stars, though, I've still got a giant jar full from years ago.

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  17. and by swans I mean cranes! ahh.

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  29. i LOVE it. I was once obsessed with making modular balls when I was in middle school and still am OBSESSED with making the mini paper stars out of strips. If you take clear packing tape and tape the balls a lot you can make a DIY "soccer" ball to preserve it in and play with it:D great job on the origami!X)

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  31. deleted my first comment i just red the comment bout the store. origami is very relaxing i love it i have to fold 350 envelopes for a wedding also crane,sakura,ribbon fish, twinkle star i have to make lots of them so all the cypriots people at the wedding will have something to talk bout LOL.

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