Tomoko Fuse's Origami Boxes: Beautiful Paper Gift Boxes from Japan's Leading Origami Master (Origami Book with 30 Projects)

Tomoko Fuse (Author)


With this origami folding book, learn how to create original gift boxes that are as beautiful as the treasures they hold!

Considered the most famous living origami master, Tomoko Fuse is known for her expertise in modular origami and box-folding. The more than 30 origami projects in this book range from beginner to more advanced, and ensure you'll always have a special way to give a gift. The simple flat box, or tato, is an excellent introduction to the art of origami for beginners and allows readers to "start small," then build to more intricate pieces like the Hexagonal Box and Octagonal Flower Box (Mukuge).

Handmade paper boxes are an expression of origami crafts at their very best. Experiment with different thicknesses, textures, and origami paper designs for a true one-of-a-kind presentation. The projects are divided into 3 sections: Simple Boxes from Square Sheets, Modular Boxes from Multiple Square Sheets and Modular Boxes from Rectangular Sheets.

Step-by-step instructions and diagrams guide you from start to finish as you create:
  • Simple flat boxes--rectangular, triangular, hexagonal and more
  • Pyramid-shaped boxes and different ways of finishing them off
  • Modular box tops that look amazing
  • Window-topped boxes for nesting a special gift
  • Box tops with flourishes from flat to spiraled
  • Easy liners for boxes of all shapes and sizes
  • And a lot more
Origami box folding is a relaxing and satisfying craft for all levels of expertise and--with a little practice and this easy origami book--gift-giving will never be the same.

Product Details

$12.99  $11.95
Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date
April 10, 2018
8.0 X 1.1 X 10.0 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Tomoko Fuse is a leading origami artist, teacher. She is also a prolific author who specializes in boxes and other forms of geometric, three-dimensional design. She has been writing books on various forms of origami for over 35 years. Her creations have been in many international exhibitions worldwide. She was a featured artist on the Nova episode The Origami Revolution (February 2017). Read about her work in Meher McArthur's New Expressions in Origami Art: Masterworks from 25 Leading Paper Artists (Tuttle Publishing 2017).


"Critique: Simply stated, Tomoko Fuse's Origami Boxes is an ideal introduction into the Japanese art form and craft of making origami boxes. Profusely illustrated and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, Tomoko Fuse's Origami Boxes is very highly recommended for personal and academic library do-it-yourself craft collections. (...) gift-giving will never be the same." -- Midwest Book Review
"Fuse, author of several books on origami, is considered a master of the art. (...) After a guide that shows the origami symbols and basic folds, the more than three-dozen projects are divided into three categories: simple boxes made using square sheets, modular boxes made using multiple square sheets, and modular boxes made using rectangular sheets. Even the most basic of the projects is impressive, and as Fuse points out, simpler designs are perfectly suited to show off specialty printed paper. The instructions are presented in a numbered sequence of visual symbols with occasional text accompanying, and each project lists the standard-size sheet for it. A terrific guide to learning or practicing origami." -- Booklist
"Tuttle has published an amazing lineup of origami books and kits but they've outdone even themselves with this one...Beautifully designed, the instructions include clearly-understandable visual diagrams for each project." --Retailing Insight
"Origami master Fuse's brilliant book is an almost wordless pictorial road map to creating palm-size paper boxes and containers. With clearly drawn instructions and photographed finished projects, the book is an excellent introduction to an ancient art form." --Publishers Weekly
"When I first saw this beautiful book I was intrigued! The pictures are gorgeous and inspiring...[it] has a couple of boxes that are good for beginners, and many that are for more experienced folders, which means it's a book that can grow with you and challenge your skills." --Castle View Academy blog