Crease Pattern Challenge 005

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Takashi Hojyo has many beautiful models, with a rare specialty in human figures. Many of these figures follow a signature gridding setup, but some do not. His Shibaraku (Crease Pattern Challenge 5) is very unique comparatively.

OTMCP_005 - SHIBARAKU - HOJYO (1) OTMCP_005 - SHIBARAKU - HOJYO (5)

Shibaraku refers to the kabuki piece. I don’t know much about the kabukis, so here’s the wiki for it. It’s got an excellent picture of the actor the origami model represents.

There are a lot of elements to this model, including the face, sword, fan, big pants, and lots of clothes details. There’s even ties in the back. I think mine’s ok, but I have some problems, especially with the area around the waist. Also, I think I reversed mine.

OTMCP_005 - SHIBARAKU - HOJYO (3) OTMCP_005 - SHIBARAKU - HOJYO (4)

I have made this model before, and I’m pretty sure I managed to do the same stupid thing both times. The crease pattern is in OTM 59, but a new, more complex model of the head is diagrammed in 119. I keep thinking the new head is supposed to go on the crease pattern model. It might be doable, but, since I choose paper size based on the small head, it becomes really hard to fit the new one in. This time, I noticed the problem after I folded the updated head separately.

OTM_119_A - SHIBARAKU HEAD - HOJYO

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