Origami (paper folding) is the traditional Japanese pastime which is enjoyed all over the world today. Kunihiko Kasahara is considered one of the best origami artists worldwide and lectures in many countries. In this book he shows, not only traditional Japanese origami, but also presents his latest "cube art" where art is drawn on the outside of the origami cube. He explains how to make amazing units, beautiful boxes which look like flowers, snow crystals and more. The book is packaged with a CD ROM providing movies showing how to fold hundreds of projects. This book is great for the beginning and the more experiences origami enthusiast.
Modern origami pioneer Kunihiko Kasahara was born in Okaya City, Nagano, Japan in 1941. He studied broadcasting at Nihon University's College of Art, where his interest in origami began. Over the years, he developed new techniques in origami art and wrote about them in several books, which have been translated into English, German and Korean. His first publication, Origami Book for Mother and Child (Seiko-sha), was displayed at the Japanese pavilion of the Osaka Expo in 1970, and was later packed into a time capsule that will be sealed for 5,000 years.