Shuzo Fujimoto

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Related posts: Celebrating Shuzo Fujimoto, Shuzo Fujimoto’s Biography, Announcing CFW — a Catalog of Fujimoto’s Works

Shuzo Fujimoto (藤本修三) was among the pioneers of origami tessellations. You can read his detailed biography I wrote, based on my own research and first-hand accounts of his family and friends, at the CfC page dedicated to him.

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 90)

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

Hex Twist Star (CFW 87)

Hex Twist Star (CFW 87)

This star is folded from a hexagon but has triaxial symmetry which reminds me of the biohazard symbol. In a rare coincidence, this star has the same number,...

Apple (CFW 202)

Apple (CFW 202)

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Apple is one of his best-known designs. Though one of his relatively few figurative models, structurally it is deeply geometric, being based...

Regular Octahedron (CFW 246)

Regular Octahedron (CFW 246)

A regular octahedron from one sheet, by Shuzo Fujimoto. This design is very paper-efficient, and surprisingly sturdy given how little paper is wasted on the ...

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. Appears as star 32 in Introduction to Creative Playing with Ori...

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...

Hexagonal Box

Hexagonal Box

This hexagonal box by Shuzo Fujimoto uses his typical technique for locking the bottom with folds that resemble an iris diaphragm. He also devised similar de...

Fujimoto Cube

Fujimoto Cube

This cube, folded from a single square, is one of Shuzo Fujimoto’s most famous designs. Not only is the model very firm, but the folding sequence is a master...

Crowding Butterflies (diagonal 48 grid)

Crowding Butterflies (diagonal 48 grid)

In the description of my recent Hydrangea Tessellation fold, I mentioned that I had recently experimented with different variants of the “leaves” which form ...

Hydrangea Tessellation

Hydrangea Tessellation

Believe it or not, over all these years of folding tessellations, I never folded a clean tiling of Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. I recently decided to make up for th...

Hydrangea (Tant)

Hydrangea (Tant)

Another fold of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. I’ve kept two outermost leaf layers free of unnecessary creases. For deeper layers, it becomes much harder.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

This design is my modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. Despite the change being very minor, it allows the model to be shaped in a more three-dimension...

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 ...

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

This is, along with Clover Folding, one of the oldest pictures of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Clover Folding

Clover Folding

Along with the Hydrangea, this is one of the oldest picture of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Clover Folding (blue)

Clover Folding (blue)

Along with the other Clover Folding model, this is the oldest picture of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Hydrangea (Prägo Kristall paper)

Hydrangea (Prägo Kristall paper)

This is just a simple Hydrangea, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, but I think it looks really nice in back light. Folded from Grünperga Kristall Prägo, a kind of ...

Hydrangea from book wrapping foil

Hydrangea from book wrapping foil

Model folded from transparent book wrapping fold which shows the internal structure of the model in an interesting way. Have a look at the detailed review of...

Crowding Butterflies

Crowding Butterflies

This model is just a tessellation of Crossed Box Pleats: the back side which you see here is the Crowding Butterflies model by Shuzo Fujimoto. You can notice...

Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation

Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation

This is a tessellation of the Lucky Star Fractal. The standalone star was designed independently by several people, starting with Shuzo Fujimoto. I don’t kno...

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 ...

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year 2018! This is the first fold of my recent idea for making pixel tessellations, called Butterfly Pixel Tessellation. The molecule is basically ...

Clover Folding (22×22 grid)

Clover Folding (22×22 grid)

I hadn’t folded Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding for at least two years when I decided to fold one again after seeing some examples beautifully folded by John...

Hydrangea Cube (Harmony paper)

Hydrangea Cube (Harmony paper)

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea can be used as a modular unit. The method was first published by Meenakshi Mukerji and then reinvented independently by myself. I ...

Hydrangea Heart

Hydrangea Heart

My modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea into a heart shape. I found on flickr a similar model, designed by Francis Ow.

Hydrangea with Leaves

Hydrangea with Leaves

A color-change variant of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji. Test fold based on unpublished diagrams, kindly provided by Meenakshi [u...

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

Folding Stars and Squares Tessellation from a diagonal grid (rotated 45°) leads to an interesting effect. At the edges, small triangles form, creating a jagg...

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

A back-lit picture of Stars and Squares Tessellation, invented independently by me and Shuzo Fujimoto. You can find a similar backlit picture of this model i...

Leafless Hydrangea

Leafless Hydrangea

This Leafless Hydrangea model is a simple modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. It’s interesting how a simple change can modify a model’s appearance. J...

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016!

Welcome to 2016! This seven-segment display, executed in origami, shows the current year, and is folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper. With a li...

Chevron Corrugation (iso-area)

Chevron Corrugation (iso-area)

This is a variant of my Chevron Corrugation in which every other row of chevrons is reversed, i.e. pointing down instead of up. This makes the corrugation is...

Stars and Squares Tessellation

Stars and Squares Tessellation

Yet another fine example of me reinventing the wheel. After I designed this pattern, I found out it had been already published — in 1982 (!) — by no less tha...

Fenced Tiling of Clover Folding

Fenced Tiling of Clover Folding

I designed this tiling of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding after I saw the tiling by Peter Budai and thought it would be better to make the borders between mo...

Hydrangea Picture Frame

Hydrangea Picture Frame

This picture frame can hold a standard 15×10 cm photograph. It consists of four molecules of the Hydrangea Tessellation (designed by Shuzo Fujimoto), spaced ...

Hydrangea Icosahedron

Hydrangea Icosahedron

After I made a Hydrangea Cube, Hydrangea Icosahedron was the next logical step. Just as in the cube, the Hydrangea Tessellation by Shuzo Fujimoto is used as ...

Knobby Cube

Knobby Cube

Another combination of Building Block Units and tessellations, this time Fujimoto’s Clover Folding, folded without the decorative margin. 18 modules: 6 × BB...

Square Weave Cube

Square Weave Cube

This is a modular cube made of six Square Weave Tessellations. The connection method is mine, the authorship of the Square Weave Tessellation seems to be dis...

Hydrangea Cube

Hydrangea Cube

I came up with the idea of connecting Hydrangeas to form a modular origami design independently, then found out Meenakshi Mukerji had published it in her boo...

Clover Cube

Clover Cube

This model is a combination of Building Block Units and Fujimoto’s Clover Folding. The models amounts to 18 units, 12 of which are BBUs (6 × D10 variant, 6 ×...