Raijin and Fuujin

Miscellaneous, Origami

Takashi Hojyo made a spectacular Raijin, the god of thunder, which is on his site here. The crease pattern is in Origami Tanteidan Convention Book 10. Since the previous Crease Pattern Challenge mentioned Takashi Hojyo (and since Raijin isn’t one of the challenges), I thought I’d drop this here.

Tawaraya-FujinandRaijin

Raijin is usually paired with a similar god, Fūjin, the god of wind. Apparently, they fight each other a lot, but I only ever see them get along. One of the most famous depictions of them is two folding screens by Tawaraya Sōtatsu, a National Treasure of Japan. I tweaked the pattern to make Fūjin so that I could have something similar.

HOJYO - RAIJIN AND FUJIN (101)

HOJYO - RAIJIN AND FUJIN (102)         HOJYO - RAIJIN AND FUJIN (104)

Hojyo’s style is more angular, like some of the more Indian inspired Buddhist statues. Fūjin has a wind bag instead of the drums surrounding Raijin, but I tried to make a few more subtle changes. Other than positions, Fūjin is a little wider than Raijin. Also, I tried to make Fūjin’s face slightly friendlier than Raijin’s.

HOJYO - RAIJIN AND FUJIN (103)

HOJYO - RAIJIN AND FUJIN (105)

HOJYO - RAIJIN AND FUJIN (106)         HOJYO - RAIJIN AND FUJIN (107)

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