In my quest to document all major origami roses, I came upon the Origami Kawasaki Rose Bud. Like the title already reveals, its creator is Toshikazu Kawasaki 川崎敏和. The diagram to this particular model is published in the book called “Rose Dream Origami” ばらの夢折り紙 p. 13 as step 1 under the name “Bud” 蕾.  The Japanese version of this book was published in 2014 and the English version in 2016. Another difference between those two versions is an added DVD in the Japanese version. The DVD includes tutorial videos (by the master himself) how to fold all of the origami roses included in his book. The English version of the book links to online videos showing how to fold the roses. 

Origami Rose Bud

The original Kawasaki rose was first published in the book “Top Origami’ original title: トップおりがみ in 1985. Abroad the same book was published in English in 1987 in the book “Origami For the Connoisseur” by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama. 

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Origami Rose Bud

This origami Kawasaki Rose Bud version is very similar to the Full Bloom Origami Kawasaki Rose I folded a while back. The full bloom rose is step 2 in the same book, and listed a tiny bit more difficult (**) instead of (*). But both are based on an 8 x 8 grid.

Which Paper to Use

I used 20 cm Kami paper to fold the roses in the pictures. Kami is stiff enough to make the roses look good. Obviously you can also use Tant to make the Origami Kawasaki Rose Buds look more luxurious. By the way, the books mentioned above include Tant paper to create all the roses (and one box to store roses) from the book. 

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