Personal Origami Web Sites

      There are probably well over 1000 Web pages dedicated exclusively to paperfolding. In fact, a quick turns up thousands of Web pages containing the word "origami". A search at Yahoo turns up 3 categories and 102 sites, and the Origami category boasts 50 pages. I have listed here some of the more comprehensive and extensive origami Web sites along with short descriptions. As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know!

      Joseph Wu's Origami Page is known as the "master" origami page, with many links, diagrams, photo galleries, information about origami, and much more! Joseph also provides a Who's Who of origami notables and some great photos of his original models.

      Alex Barber's Origami Page is beautifully designed with lots of information! Alex Barber has a list of folders on the internet, pictures of Origami USA Annual Conventions, lots of diagrams, and a searchable origami model database!

      Jasper's Origami Menagerie contains a photo gallery of at least 40 models by Lang, Montroll, Engel, and others. Jasper's site also boasts Links: Origami Diagrams on the Web, which has links to about 40 diagrams, including several at like Eeyore, the one-piece shuriken, and the cherry blossom.

      Alex Bateman's Origami Page has lots of diagrams for people to fold and a page of his tesselation folds with some instructions.

      George Ho's Origami and Mental Health Therapy promotes the use of origami in therapy. George provides his origami experience in a psychiatric hospital, and is looking to share information with others on this topic. He is also collecting a long list of the benefits of origami, and provides historical and current-day examples. What a wonderful and inspiring Web site!

      Robert Gatliff's Origami Page has some colorful origami pictures and origami computer art, including ray-traced images. He has models by Max Hulme, Robert Neale, and Kawasaki.

      The Clouds of Thoki Yenn, also known as Origami Denmark, has information about bothorigami and kirigami, including wonderful diagrams for models such as a DNA molecule, various boxes, and the magic rings, or Umulius Rectangulum, which you see pictured here.

Sy's Paper Folding Page boasts lots of models designed by Sy, arranged by category. There are also diagrams here in Adobe's PDF format.

Dennis Walker's Origami Page: Here you will find diagrams for six of Dennis' own origami creations, including a crown, a jackal head, and a Christmas decoration.

      The Origami Page of Edward Crankshaw: Edward has created a piece of sculpture based on the Japanese culture as it relates to himself and origami. He has a copy of a research paper he wrote on the influences of the East and West as it relates to Origami, as well as his origami philosophy (check out the The Ten Commandments of Origami), poetry, links, and a list of about 60 origami books that he owns.

      Paul Close's Origami Photo Gallery boasts photos of beautiful, complex Robert Lang models. These origami photos are some of the nicest I've seen!

      Jim Plank's Modular Origami Page has some beautiful pictures of some very complex polyhedron modulars (origami models made from many different similarly-folded pieces).

      Susan Parker's Cranes for Peace The Cranes for Peace Page will continue to provide information about Sadako projects as well as other crane projects.

David Petty's Origami Page include a very comprehensive list of traditional origami models along with pictures and information as well as many of his own modular wreaths and many other diagrams. He also discusses his origami philosophy and the main creative strands that go into the creation of an origami model.

      If you like miniature origami, you'll love Tommy's Origami Page, which features various miniature modulars as well as some impressive money folds. All of Tommy's miniature models are shown next to coins so that you can see their amazing size and accuracy!

Mette Pederson has published her own set of modular origami books based around her Mette Units. Mette uses these Units to create many beautiful rings, cubes, and quilts. Check out the mini gallery in her cube at work, and her pictures of the OrigamiUSA Annual Convention!

      All Oriland: Origami Galore! is the Web Site of Yurii & Katrin Shumakovs. A beautiful and colorful site, Oriland boasts many great diagrams for models such as a robot, a large gallery of models, info on some origami CD-ROMs, info on origami books and authors, and even some information for parents and teachers on how origami can help develop and increase creative abilities in children.

      Meenakshi's Modular Mania displays a wide array of modulars from such creators as Arnstein & Simon, Tomoko Fuse, Jim Plank, and Robert Neale. Her various displays are complemented by a sonobe unit of her own creation and a wide array of modular folding instructions!

      John Marcolina's Wet-folding Site has an amazing gallery of wet-folded models displaying various Kawahata dinosaurs from Origami Fantasy, Issei Yoshino's triceratops skeleton, and various animals by Lang, Weiss, Montroll, and others. The picture you see here is the Mask of the Buddha by NISHIKAWA Seiji, from ORU Quarterly Folding Diagrams Vol. 2.

At Matthias Gutfeldt's Origami Page you will find diagrams for some of his own designs, including a standing starbox (pictured here) and the wave. He also has a number of photos of models by Kasahara, Fuse, and others.

      Yuki and Suzanne's Origami Jewelry are made from extremely tiny origami cranes surrounded by a hand-blown glass vial or tube. They use paper no larger than 5 x 5mm, and they fold entirely by hand!

      Roman Snytsar's Virtual Origami Project showcases an amazing virtual origami world using VRML. You can travel in any direction - up, down, left, right, forward, backward, as you view these origami dinosaurs. You can view all of this in your Web browser using a VRML plug-in.

      Francis Ow's Origami Page contains diagrams for some heart models from his book, "Origami Hearts", and a number of modular creations from his book, "Modular Origami".

      Phil's Page o' Origami has some great Star Wars models, along with diagrams, including a Tie Fighter, Star Destroyer, Naboo Fighter, X-Wing Fighter, Tie Bomber, and AT-ST. You'll also find links to other Star Wars sites, origami sites, and Star Wars origami sites!

      Teik Seong's Simply Origami displays Teik's great folding talent with models such as Lang's Blackdevil Angler, Neal Elias' Last Waltz, and Kawahata's Dimetrodon. A real inspiration for those attempting these toughest of origami models!

      Brian Cox has a one- or two-week program called Creating a Balance which teaches paperfolding as a means to develop motor coordination, attention to detail, listening skills, cooperative learning, sequential learning, and the ability to follow instructions, as well as patience, self-esteem, confidence, and creativity!

      Robin Glynn's Origami Page has an origami gallery as well as diagrams for some of these models, including a badger (shown here), a teddy bear, big bird, the Eiffel Tower, a modular star box, and a treasure chest.

      Anool's Origami site has some incredibly small miniature cranes, as well as a few other beautiful pictures such as the one you see here, Kawasaki's rose with Joseph Wu's Rose Base.

      Rudolf Appelt's Origami Web Site includes some diagrams for his own models, an explanation of some basic origami symbols, and links to other origami sites. His page is available in Portuguese and German as well!

      Origami 4 You by Emmajg has a nice gallery and diagrams for models such as the daffodil you see here. The site also features a great list of books and their contents, and it offers help with the famous Kawasaki rose!

      Sid Carlson's Experiments in Displaying Origami provides insight into an often understated aspect of paperfolding - presentation. The site provides beautiful examples of techniques for both displaying as well as photographing models, using designs primarily by Tuyen and Montroll.

      Origami Sources on the Web by Melissa Johnson provides a variety of links, by category, for origami sites throughout the Web. The Educational Resources and Origami Supplies and Books sections are especially comprehensive.

      TPKong's Origami Page hails from Malaysia and contains a beautiful gallery of his original models, including a variety of animals, insects, birds, and mythical creatures.

      Christian's Origami Site is completely available in both English and German! He has great descriptions and info for all of his origami books, plus a variety of picture, a discussion of paper and materials, and a diagram for crane envelope with a different color for the crane.

      Gerard & Paula's Origami Site provides two galleries: "Your Room", containing models by Hatori Koshiro, Tom Hull, Lewis Simon, and others, and "My Room", containing models by Paula, including pictures and diagrams for a sprinkler, sprinklersphere, puffin, crane kusudama, and more. Also featured is a wealth of information on knotology (making 3D shapes from strips of paper), as well as a list of Web sites owned by members of the origami email list. And, much of the site is available in both Dutch and English!

      Jake Crowley's Origami Gallery features a large gallery of beautifully-folded complex models by creators such as Lang, Komatsu, Joisel, Giunta, Kasahara, LaFosse, Kawahata, Nisikawa, and others. He has sections for animals, dinosaurs, fantasy models, figures, insects, masks, and sea life.

      Dorothy's Blast Off to Planet Origami features the "Origami Swami" column, which showcases original diagrams for offbeat celebrations, plus fun model compendiums. The site also includes a variety of links to sites on origami basics, history, benefits, diagrams, galleries, and groups, as well as a compendium of categorized midi files for downloading and listening while you fold.

      Gilad Aharoni's Origami Page provides original diagrams for a bunny and a dragon, and book reviews of many books including OrigamiUSA Convention books, Origami Tanteidan Convention books, and ORU Magazines. Gilad's page also has an enormous gallery of hundreds of photos of animals, cartoon characters, and much more!

      Origami Cartoon is a gallery of original origami landscapes by Y.K. Chavez. Entitled "Chester & Pinky Explore the World", these dioramas are full of origami animals and range from playgrounds to landscapes to African adventures.

      Anita's Origami Page is a tremendous resource for original origami diagrams. Anita provides a detailed timeline and description for her creations, as well as a variety of eye-catching photographs of her models, including a charming set from an exhibit at a local library. Anita's diagrams range from a barn owl (pictured right) to the famous hungry bat, and lots of animal and seasonal creations in between!

      Takaaki Kakitsuka's Origami Page, available in both Japanese and English, presents a very nice gallery of original models, including many different insects, mammals, and other creatures. Diagramsare provided for his cicada.

      Carlos GĂȘnova's Brazilian Origami Page, all in Portuguese, provides some origami basics (symbols, common bases, types of paper) as well as a few diagrams and a great gallery of original complex models such as a gladiator, centaur, and lobster. Carlos' site also features a set of discussions on origami and geometry, covering topics such as the Pythagorean Theorem, Tangrams, and a bibilography of Brazilian references for origami and mathematics.

      Rita Foelker's Origami Page is full of beautifully diagrammed models ranging from a simple boat, box, heart, and snail to a pencil holder, modular wreath and cube, and even a picture frame.

      Peter Budai's Origami Page includes not only pictures, origami basics, symbols, and links, but also the contents of his two latest books, articles on subjects such as diagramming and mathematics, a catalog of self-similar folds, and original diagrams for models including a catapult, dinosaur footprint, and a flower with leaves. Plus, the site is available in both Magyar and English!

      Mark Morden's Origami Scrapbook features a gallery of folds by artists such as Robert Lang, Chris Palmer, Joseph Wu, Vincent Floderer, and many others including Mark himself. The site also offers origami comics, wallpapers, and pictures and information about the Sadako Statue at Seattle's Peace Park.

      Origami with Rachel Katz is a great tour through the world of paperfolding, with plenty about Rachel, her well-known "Storigami", the Long Island group called L.I.F.E., and origami history, origami benefits, and a few simple and intermediate models.

      Andrea Mantler's Origami Gallery showcases models from simple butterflies to Casanovas' complex Daedalus, as well as some of her original models such as a piggy and modifications of Rhoad's bat.

      Origami Lane - the future of 'origane' - is the creation of dynamic folded metal sculptures using traditional origami designs and techniques (e.g. normal origami diagrams and folding patterns). The material for metal folding can include copper, brass, stainless steel, and aluminum. Lane Allen provides not only galleries of his work, but also his commissioned work, how to get supplies, and links to other pages.

      Nicolas Terry's Design in Origami is available in four languages! This site provides galleries, news, and a bibliography of works by Albertino and Lang. Check out the cartoon origami!

      Ben's Origami Page has a tremendous gallery of complex models, ranging from Gilgado's alien to Hojyo's skull to Kamiya's archeoptryx. Ben also has a very nice discussion of crease patterns, and tips for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of this unique type of diagrams.

      Rick Nordal's Origami Snowflake Game provides a fun set of puzzles and challenges, similar to tangrams or other shape-based puzzles. The site also provides fast facts, links, and more! There is even a Yahoo Group for it!

      Sharon's "Ultimate Origami" has diagrams for a glider, lotus bookmark, vase, and tetrahedral chain, as well as links and information.

      Operation Peace Crane is a project designed by Shingo Annen which promotes the folding of the traditional origami crane using camouflage military patterned paper, for combined artistic/political effect. To quote the site, "using the camouflage on the cranes represents the irony of war and peace that are inherent in our society, as if one cannot exist without the other."

      Kim Nichols creates origami floral arrangements to support research for Parkinson's. Kim's Origami Flowers has both a photo album and information about Kim and her work. All proceeds for her sales go to theEmory University School of Medicine, Neurology Parkinson's Research Department.


Hideo Komatsu's Origami Site (in Japanese)

      Georgia Davidson's Studio Origami features her modular and floral designs.

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