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Origami Kusudama

Origami Kusudama is an ancient form of art that originated in Japan by using a paper model that is created by gluing multiple, identical, pyramidal units together through their points to form a spherical shape.

The word Kusudama derives from a combination of two Japanese words; kusuri, medicine and tama, ball, which was created to use for incense and potpourri burning.

A real origami kusudama can take up to 5 hours for cutting the paper, folding and piecing it together. The kusudama can make a great table piece for weddings.

Example: How to make an Origami Amaryllis Kusudama.

This versatile Amaryllis module by Miyuki Kawamura enables the creation of a whole array of paper flower balls or kusudamas using 3, 6, 12 and 30 modules of which only a few are shown in the video, even more are possible.