The Modular Windmill Origami Box is another one of Tomoko Fuse’s 布施知子 stunning origami box designs. You can find the diagram to this model in her Japanese origami book “A Box Made of Origami” – original title “おりがみで作る箱” p. 81 for the top and p. 78 for the bottom of the box. This book was published in February 2018.

Windmill Origami Modular Box

Some Information About This Modular Windmill Origami Box

The top and bottom of this modular origami box is made of 4 units each. It is published under the name “Square Box” 四角箱·ふた D、E、F、G、H with 5 variations D, E, F, G and H.

Windmill Origami Modular Box

The folding process is very zen like – easy to remember and relaxing to fold. I always get this experience when folding models by Tomoko Fuse.

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Windmill Origami Modular Box

Paper Choice

All 8 units for this model start from square ratio paper. All example models from the book itself are made from pretty pastel Kami paper. But you can use more stronger and colorful papers as well – as you can see from my choices. My smallest box is made from 7.5 cm paper (red, gold, black & grey), then from 10 cm (primary colors) and 15 cm (spring colors and red/white combination) Kami paper. The papers I used came mostly from this pack of origami paper. This pack also comes with one or two sheets of gold colored paper. You can also get that separately in only gold origami paper, which I also have at home.

Windmill Origami Modular Box

Origami Box Dividers

As you can see from my examples, I made T dividers and X origami box dividers. All the divider designs are from Paolo Bascetta. You can find all diagrams to these in Tomoko Fuse’s origami box book 箱 自由自在 from September 1989. You can get this book still second hand.

Windmill Origami Modular Box

What’s astonishing is that even though the dividers were published 30 years ago in a completely different book and designed by a different author, they fit exactly into this specific model. The diagram to the T divider I used, is published on page 20 of this book, and the X divider on page 22. The book shows how to make 4 different dividers. The other ones are for a regular Masu box and an Octagonal Box. All 4 are designed by Paolo Bascetta.

Windmill Origami Modular Box

Tomoko Fuse also published her own X divider in the first book of her series “Origami Boxes” p. 47. This one was published in January 2013 – and you can still get it new.

Windmill Origami Modular Box

If you like this kind of patterned modular origami box, then have a look at another model I folded by Tomoko Fuse. It is another Modular Origami Box and it is not less stunning than this one. I am sure you will like that one too!

Windmill Origami Modular Box
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