Stars by Shuzo Fujimoto

Single-sheet stars designed by Shuzo Fujimoto. Overall, he designed dozens of such models, many of them based on twists, and some can be tessellated.

Hex Twist Star (CFW 110)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 110)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto combines a central molecule taken from CFW 56 Tessellation (or Windmill, CFW 84) with sharpened rays which mimic a very similar p...

Scissors Fractal

Scissors Fractal

This is a recursive version of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). I wanted to call it Biohazard Fractal since it resembles the biohazard symbol, but later d...

Scissors Fractal (alternating rotation)

Scissors Fractal (alternating rotation)

This is another fold of Scissors Fractal, a recursive model I derived from Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). In this fold, the direction each level rotates...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 120)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 120)

This star is one of my favorite designs by Shuzo Fujimoto. Both sides look almost exactly the same apart from the side I call front being a bit thicker than ...

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Shuzo Fujimoto’s star with twelve rays, folded from a hexagon. See Maple Leaf (CFW 149) for a counterpart folded from a square and a list of variants made fr...

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, is based on a square twist and has eight rays. Its hexagonal twist counterpart (with twelve rays) is Chrysanthemum (CF...

Hexagonal Star (CFW 143)

Hexagonal Star (CFW 143)

A characteristic feature of this star are “slits” (of course, folded rather than cut) which separate rays from one another and make the center of the star ve...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 91)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 91)

This star by Shuzo Fujimoto has a decoration made from six radially aligned petal folds in the center. After minor modification, it can be tessellated (I’m n...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 103)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 103)

This star by Fujimoto is basically the same thing as CFW 87 but folded from a 6×6×6 grid, which results in more paper around the central molecule and a diffe...

Chrysanthemum Medal (CFW 176)

Chrysanthemum Medal (CFW 176)

This star based on a hex twist and designed by Shuzo Fujimoto has double the normal number of rays. It can be fitted with an additional “ribbon” (made from a...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 122)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 122)

A star by Shuzo Fujimoto. The front looks as if woven from mutually intersecting triangles while the back is rather plain. A very similar model, CFW 120 loo...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 104)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 104)

This star by Fujimoto is broadly speaking a level-2 Lucky Star Fractal folded from a slightly smaller hexagon so that there is less paper available on the ba...

Triangle Twist Star (CFW 147)

Triangle Twist Star (CFW 147)

A very simple star designed by Shuzo Fujimoto. Folded from an equilateral triangle, but the star itself has hexagonal symmetry. This models seems to have al...

Windmill from Square (CFW 81)

Windmill from Square (CFW 81)

One of the simplest among Fujimoto’s stars. This design is folded from a square, but only a hexagonal part of it is used. CFW 84 is the version folded direct...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 105)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 105)

This star would have been simple to fold were it not for the final folds that create the small hexagon in the center. These folds on each side should be perf...

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

This star is as simple as it gets — literally just a single rearranged hex twist made on a hexagon of the right size relative to the twist’s central hexagon....

Scissors (CFW 87)

Scissors (CFW 87)

This star is folded from a hexagon but has triaxial symmetry which reminds me of the biohazard symbol. Compare with CFW 103. In a rare coincidence, this sta...

Square Twist Star (CFW 150)

Square Twist Star (CFW 150)

A star from square twist that uses a similar technique as the Dahlia for shaping the petals. It can be seen as a single molecule of Propellers Tessellation w...

Dahlia (CFW 144)

Dahlia (CFW 144)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s many stars. Folded from a hexagon, but the number of rays is twelve. There is a design from a square (CFW 150) that uses a similar te...

Daffodil (CFW 100)

Daffodil (CFW 100)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars, based on a hex twist whose central hexagon has a side length equal to ⅓ of the hexagonal sheet’s edge. This model appears und...

Daffodil Variant (CFW 101)

Daffodil Variant (CFW 101)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s stars, based on a hex twist whose central hexagon has a side length equal to ⅓ of the hexagonal sheet’s edge. Folded from uncoated Kr...

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Ten level-3 Lucky Star Fractals, folded from metallic paper in different colors. This is just a small subset of how many times I have folded this model over ...

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

This model is a variant of the Lucky Star Fractal (aka Logarithmic Star), designed by myself and independently by many others before me, starting with Shuzo ...

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

A level-3 fold of Lucky Star Fractal, this time from gray metallic paper. I rarely fold a model multiple times, but this particular model is so nice I have f...

Lucky Star Fractal

Lucky Star Fractal

This is a recursive version of the Lucky Star molecule. Just like the non-recursive version, it can be tessellated or used for decorating a box. The back of ...