Kusudama and the Wonderful Art of Modular Origami

0

Kusudama is an ancient Japanese form of paper folding which is still practiced today.  As time passed the form evolved in to something that looks similar to origami but has a very different set of rules.

Quazen has some great pictures of both Kusudama and modular origami, into which it evolved:

The form of Kusudama goes back to before written history. The general consensus is that they were used to hold bunches of herbs or flowers as urban culture

took hold. With urbanization the desire for objects with both utility and beauty took greater hold. Before this the plants would have been hung on their own and the kusudama evolved as an aesthetically pleasing receptacle for both potpourri and incense.

Link - via webphemera

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by taliesyn30.


Newest 2
Newest 2 Comments

Oh my goodness, after being a kusudama kit at Epcot Center in 2004, we finally deciphered the instructions. The result was that exact origami ball. I now have about 20 floating around in my house. It's a great stress reliever.

Obsessed much? yes.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.


Email This Post to a Friend
"Kusudama and the Wonderful Art of Modular Origami"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More