Crease Pattern Challenge 030

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 30 is Seishi Kasumi’s “Mask of Ape”. It looks more like a monkey mask to me. The Japanese title of the model is “猿”, which can be monkey or ape, so I guess it can be either.


This is a pretty nifty 3D model. I initially didn’t like it too much, but it grew on me. The first time, I used rigid paper to hold the 3D shape, and, the second time, I used the flimsy paper I usually use. Both times I drew in a lot of the lines to make it easier.


This first time I drew in the lines with red for mountain folds and blue for valley folds.


Since I was better at keeping track the second time, I just used yellow highlighter to draw in lines. It lit up when the camera flash hit it for a neat effect. I hope it works the same way with a black light.


Crease Pattern Challenge 029

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

CPC 29 is Kyouhei Katsuta’s Lesser Bird of Paradise. I went with gold to be all showy with this one, and it looks like I drew in some of the pattern in orange. It’s a pretty neat one, with a colour change on the tail (the not shiny part).



Katsuta also has a pretty good cat diagrammed in OTM 124. I haven’t seen a lot of good cats, so I ended up making a few in different sizes in case anyone wanted one.

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The standing cat has closely fitted legs, so you can’t really change his pose. There’s a lot of detail, especially in the face. He also has a little shoulder fluff stuff that I like.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 028

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Origami Tanteidan Magazine #82 is a special issue that mainly has crease patterns. So Crease Pattern Challenge #28 is actually several models split into 6 sections. I forgot whatever spiel I had for this, so direct to it I guess.

No.01 starts things with a bang: it’s A Crab and Its Kid by Toshiyuki Meguro. I had quite a bit of trouble with the reference points. I got quite a few, but, there are so many, I ended up estimating more than I knew. Such a large scale model ends up pretty forgiving, but mine (particularly the major shell) isn’t as sharp as possible.

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I hope my pictures show this well enough. There are 5 baby crabs under the main crab (it’s all one large square). Just getting that many points is fascinating, and they make a really neat model.

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No.02 is a Giraffe by Hideo Komatsu. I think this is my favourite model in this set. It’s a little trickier than it looks, which makes it interesting, but I think I like it just because the giraffe is endearing.

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03 is Satoshi Kamiya’s Dragonfly 1.1B. He always has great models with special details. The main feature with this one is the dragonfly’s banded tail. Having the tail along with four wings, six legs, and a detailed face (his is much better detailed than mine, by the way) is a little ridiculous.

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No.04 has two models by Takashi Hojyo: Un objet d’un poisson 5 (Pterois lunulata) and Un objet d’un poisson 11 (Jellyfish). These are pretty special, because he tends to do animals in a more traditional way than his human models. These two incorporate the methods he uses for humans to make an artistic lionfish and jellyfish. They kind of feel minimal but are very detailed. Unfortunately, I may have again missed a polarity switch on the lionfish (I tend to do with his models).

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No.05 is a set of little houses, listed as Japanese Roofs, by Tomohiro Tachi. These really aren’t the kind of models I like much, so I just Xeroxed them and folded them from those. They are neat having slopes with direction changes. Also, I have a red filter that I never get to use.

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The last model, No.06, is a Domino Cube by Ushio Ikegami. There are several crease patterns here, but I’m only doing the first one. He tends to come up with interesting methods to fold seemingly impossible models that are aesthetically fairly boring (to me at least). He previously made a Koch’s Snowflake Curve in Challenge #13. These are pretty neat (if I had colour change paper, the upper and lower cubes would be different colours), but they’re not really my thing.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 026

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Challenge 26 is Yoshio Tsuda’s Mosquito.

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I’m not sure what I think of this one. It’s not too difficult, especially for the outcome. And I like the bug face. It’s a really good model. I just don’t like mosquitoes. I’m not creeped out by them, like wasps. I just dislike them. Like, on moral levels, or something.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 025

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Takashi Hojyo is another one of those folders with a lot of Crease Pattern Challenges, for obvious reasons. Challenge 25 in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 79 is his Violinist.

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His models tend to be a series of points you shape afterward. Usually, it’s a bit more obvious, but the violin, hands, and sleeve as well as the face and hair are pretty similar. It’s lucky for me the pattern has what’s what listed on it for reference. What really threw me, especially with the head, was the polarity switch in the dress that I almost missed. It’s shown clearly, but sometimes I just take off too fast on things like this.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 024

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I think I hate this sheep.

Challenge 24 in issue 78 is Seiji Nishikawa’s Sheep. It’s a fairly simple model, but the crease pattern is not. I get that it’s a “challenge”, but, when there are other entries that are less confusing and get you things like a bad-ass dragon, this much work for this sheep is just frustrating. Anyway, my first go wasn’t so good.


I didn’t go back to it for awhile. When I did, I copied, expanded, and quartered the pattern. I folded each part and connected them afterwards to find out how to fold the model. Except for one of the two identical quarters, leading to this Franken-sheep.


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So Frankenstein is a last name, and the monster is kind of related to Viccy (I mean, he created him), so wouldn’t the monster’s name… wait, what were we talking about? Oh, right. This bloody sheep.

I already had all the reference points; the only problem was that the ears and legs came together in a crazy way. With the cobbled together one, I got the final sheep folded.

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I do like the nose a lot, but I think this would be better served with diagrams.

Crease Pattern Challenge 023

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Crease Pattern Challenge 23 is a Heptadecagonal Tato designed by Seishi Kasumi. A tato is a flat container for stamps and stuff.


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I did this one by making a blown up copy (you can see the lines). There are actually instructions for how to get the necessary lines on a page, and I started with that. First, I got the paper to 9 by 17, then I started the initial reference folds, and then wow. It wouldn’t be that tedious (especially looking at previous models), but the number of reference lines with respect to the final applied lines was something. It had at least double the lines radiating out from the center, and all the edges were folded completely. I decided to print it for time and so it wouldn’t have all the extra creases.

After all that, this was kind of fun. I always like things that collapse together.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 022

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This is another crease pattern by Satoshi Kamiya, and it’s easy to see why they use his models so much. #22 is simply called “Vespid”, which is a wasp but not a specific wasp (such as a German Yellowjacket).

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This is the kind of crease pattern I like. The less straightforward parts don’t feel like they’re there just to mess with you. The details aren’t too far extrapolated from the pattern and even invite you to interpret them how you like. Wasps creep me out a bit, but I still enjoyed folding this and love the outcome.

On the flip side, since I knew I was working toward a model that looks so interesting, I probably glossed over any problems I would complain about in other crease patterns.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 021

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So, this is an interesting one. Crease Pattern Challenge #21 is Hideo Komatsu’s Lion in issue 75. I kept screwing up the reference points (there were several close ones that I kept mixing up) and, after trashing a few papers, made a copy of the pattern and folded that.

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This seems mostly correct, but there is a large problem with the mane. Luckily, there are diagrams of this model in Works of Hideo Komatsu, so I folded that one for reference.

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Apparently, I just didn’t flip the front of the mane back. The fold back line isn’t actually in the crease pattern (it would probably be pretty confusing to include, so it’s one of those interpretive parts). In any case, I’m counting my less detailed, more derpy lion. I also found out I already folded this model (99% sure from diagrams), so here it is in the kind of paper I usually use.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 020

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Challenge 20 in issue 74 is a Butterfly by S-Taro.

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I hope this is discernible enough with the cream paper (I can see it, but I folded it). It’s nice, specifically the nose and fluffy ears (or whatever those are in insect). I tried to look up some of his other models, but I can’t really find him. What I think is his website has some Japanese but is mostly characters my computer can’t discern. This might be the page of his stuff, but I can’t be sure because my computer displays the text as gibberish. The insects are great (the cranes are pretty creepy though). I wonder if he goes by his full name or something now.

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