Let me introduce you to an easy, yet interesting model – the Origami Sweets Dish by Toshikazu Kawasaki. This model is from one of the books I ordered very recently, from the book by Toshikazu Kawasaki – “Fancy Origami for Practical Use”. This book holds some interesting designs from the master of Origami, Toshikazu Kawasaki. Among others you can find in the book interesting Origami dishes, several Origami lamps, unique modular Origami boxes, some special cubes, some Kusudama, as well as modular town buildings like houses, church and trees. This is a very diverse selection of unique Origami – especially the kind that interests me! Smile!! Anyhow, if you are interested in this particular model, you can find it on p. 12-14 of the book by Toshikazu Kawasaki, Fancy Origami for Practical Use. Other famous models by Toshikazu Kawasaki are the Kawasaki Rose or the Sakuradama.
A few words about the Origami Sweets Dish
The model is rated for intermediate Origami ability, I guess as it requires a small collapse of a grid. I am not sure that it is really that difficult, as it is very well described in the diagrams on how to perform this collapse. Overall, the Origami Sweets Dish has 31 steps from beginning until the end of the folding process.
Paper & Measurement
You can use almost any kind of paper for the Origami Sweets Dish. I guess it is always better to use stronger paper, as the resulting dish will hold it’s shape better. My two examples were folded from Kami (pink checkered) and from baby blue copy paper. The copy paper might be stronger, but folding experience wise, the Kami is nicer to handle. For example the copy paper shows ugly folding lines, whereas the Kami seems to hide them better. It is best to fold it with paper of at least 15 cm / 5.9 in size – as the finished dish should be big enough to hold some items. The 15 cm / 5.9 in paper (pink checkered) makes a dish of about 10 cm x 10 cm / 4 in x 4 in. And a 21 cm / 8.3 in paper (blue) will yield in a dish of about 5.3 in x 5.3 in.
The folding of the Origami Sweets Dish should go fairly quickly (around 15 minutes), and there is absolutely no necessity to use any kind of glue or adhesive to hold the dish together. That is another brilliant example of a Japanese Origami design! Everything fits and the design is perfect!
The Origami Sweets Dish is another example of a genius Origami design by Toshikazu Kawasaki. I enjoyed the simplicity, yet the interesting approach of this Origami model.