The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts
By Mari Ono
Gifted by CICO Books
Book Review by Linda Augsburg
Maybe you want to create something dimensional with your paper. Or maybe you love origami but wouldn't know where to start. "The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts" by Mari Ono is your solution. With 24 amazing projects and 50 pieces of origami paper to get you started, you'll be creating stunning paper art in no time.
From traditional to decorative but all authentic, the ideas and projects in "The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts", published by CICO Books, are beautifully photographed. The basics section gives you the information on some basic folding techniques, then each project has numerous photos along with arrows when necessary to show motion. In addition to beautiful photos of the finished projects, the steps to make each project are so clearly photographed that I really feel like you could succeed the first time you tried any of these projects, thanks to the very easy-to-follow instructions and photos.
With graceful designs like the iris and water lily to practical pieces like money wrappers and boxes, there's much to learn and so much inspiration in this wonderful 96-page book.