くすだま

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i attended an origami workshop last week. I am now a kusudama (くすだま) master. kusudama translates into english as ‘medicine ball’, and kusudama origami is the folding of paper into a sphere. it’s pretty amazing what can be done. the image i have posted is not mine – it’s far too intricate and beautiful for me right now, but i will get there.

it’s school holidays this week and I’m helping the children’s librarian to run an origami workshop. my kusudama/origami skills will be very handy and i will be able to impress the kids with my paper folding credentials (1. lived in japan origin of origami; 2. attended 2 hr workshop – don’t scoff thats 2 hours more than most people; 3. have been to hiroshima home of the paper crane). see – librarians can do so much more than put books on shelves and collect overdue fines.

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2 responses to “くすだま

  1. So pretty, do you know where I can find the diagram of it? Thanks!

  2. Pauline

    I like this model very much. Can you say me where to find the diagram? Thanks!

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