The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts: 24 Gift Ideas for Step-By-Step Oriental Style [With Paper] (Paperback)
Learn how to create 24 beautiful Japanese paper designs, step by step. The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts reveals the best of true Japanese design, focusing on understanding and using paper in a modern and authentic style to make beautiful gifts, decorations and more. Tokyo-born graphic designer Mari Ono reveals the top Japanese techniques--origami and embellishment--in a range of 24 projects, each with clear step-by-step images and easy-to-follow instructions. Also included are over 50 pieces of gorgeous origami paper to make all the projects. The designs range from contemporary ideas for greetings cards embellished with Oriental symbols of luck and love to traditional designs, such as folding paper to create a rabbit or a crane, as well as practical items including a handmade gift box. With tips and variations throughout, this is the book that will show you how to create truly authentic Japanese papercrafts using the best of papers and materials from the modern East.
Born in Japan, Mari Ono worked as a graphic designer and crafter in Tokyo during the 1980s and 1990s. Now living in the UK with her artist husband Takumasa, she runs art and cultural exchange courses promoting Japanese crafts and contributes regularly to Japanese craft and interiors magazines. Her other books include Origami for Children and Fly Origami Fly, both co-authored with her son, Roshin. The author is based in Churchdown, Gloucestershire.