The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts

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North Light Books, Mar 15, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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The Art of Japanese Papercrafts reveals traditions of old-style beauty, charm, and delicacy that are the basis of the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Tokyo designer Mari Ono presents top Japanese paper folding techniques, including origami and embellishments, in more than 30 easy-to-understand projects. Blending centuries of tradition with modern techniques, this delightful text gives readers the skills they need to create lastingly beautiful gifts and home accessories. Projects range from elegant greeting cards and table decorations to ingenious storage boxes and delicate paper lanterns. Inside you'll find foolproof step-by-step photographs, diagrams and templates to photocopy. With plenty of helpful tips and variations on projects, crafters will love making these beautiful oriental paper designs.
 

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Contents

THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE PAPERCRAFTS
8
TYPES OF JAPANESE PAPERWASHI
10
THE BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR ORIGAMI
15
TRADITIONAL PROJECTS
21
ORIZURUCRANE
23
KUSU DAMADECORATIVE SPHERES
27
IRO BAKOCOLOR CUBE
30
TSUNOKOBAKODECORATION BOX
32
HASHI BUKUROCHOPSTICKS WRAPPER
76
POCHIBUKUROMONEYGIFT ENVELOPE
78
KINPUMONEY WRAPPER
81
MIZUHIKIPAPER RIBBON
83
CONTEMPORARY PROJECTS
85
BENTOBAKOLUNCH BOX
86
KINCHAKU BUKUROTRIANGLE POUCH
91
HYOSHIBOOK COVER
95

FUSENBALLOON
35
KABUTOSAMURAI HELMET
38
TATOCD HOLDER
41
AYAMEIRIS
45
WATOJI BONJAPANESE BOOKBINDING
48
MONKIRIASOBIPAPERCUTTING
51
SUIRENWATER LILY
52
GIFT BOXES AND WRAPPERS
57
HAKOSQUARE BOX
58
NAGA BAKORECTANGLE BOX
60
BARA ZUTSUMIROSE BOX
63
TATO BAKOCAKE BOX
67
HANA BAKOFLOWER BOX
70
HANA ZUTSUMIFLOWER WRAPPER
72
BIN ZUTSUMIBOTTLE WRAPPING
74
ORIGAMI CARDGREETINGS CARD
98
KAZARIZURUFANTAIL CRANE
101
USAGIRABBIT
105
SAKU RA ZARAPLATE OF CHERRY BLOSSOM
109
MARU UTSUWADISH
112
KODOMO BOSHICHILDS HAT
114
KASHI ZARATEA PLATE
117
DENKIGASALAMPSHADE
118
KAMIBANATISSUEPAPER FLOWER
120
AJISAI KAKEJIKUTAPESTRY WITH HYDRANGEA
123
SUPPLIERS
126
INDEX
127
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
128
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Mari Ono is an expert in origami and all forms of papercrafts. Born in Japan, she has lived in the United Kingdom for many years with her artist husband, Takumasa, where both work to promote Japanese art and crafts. Her previous books include The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts, also available from CICO.

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