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December 2017   New!
Shoko's two new creations, Jolly Santa Greeting Card and Dog Dish, were introduced in the Origami Garden section of the NOA Magazine #509. This section features colorful photos of the two models. With Christmas approaching, Shoko would like to share the Santa diagram.
Happy Holidays and Happy Folding!
December 2017 
Shoko's Australian Butterfly was introduced in Nick Robinson's new book, Farfalle in Origami.
The book contains 20 butterfly-themed models along with 100 sheets of 18X18 cm. origami paper in beautiful patterns. The diagrams in the book are clear and easy to follow. I think this book would make a great gift.
November 2017 

Shoko received a "Fine Work" prize for her entry in the 2017 24th Origami Carnival that was held in Tokyo. The theme of this year's competition was "Let's go on a trip".

Shoko took a creative approach, transporting the viewer to the world of mathematics. Her display shows the strong connection between mathematics and origami.

Shoko created a mathematics museum that includes original models along with traditional models and those of other origami artists. A robot serves as a guide to answer questions about the exhibits.

Two highlights are:

  • A small, yellow chick tumbling backwards while looking up at a tall tower of Columbus Cubes.
  • A smiling teddy bear opening a map that was folded using the Miura folding method.

Can you find the Pythagorean theorem and the special number stories? Shoko hopes you enjoy viewing her trip to the world of mathematics.

October 2017 
Shoko's two new creations, Gingerbread boy and Dancing Santa were introduced with Origami Garden in the December issue of the NOA Magazine #508. Sadly we can not see the diagrams of them. My favourite book ”Gingerbread boy” written by Paul Galdone inspired me to create this model.
August 2017  
Shoko's two new creations, Black Cat and Pointed Hat, were introduced in the October issue of the NOA Magazine #506.
For the best result, Shoko suggests that you use 12 cm. squares to fold a large cat and 7.5 cm squares for a small cat.
Shoko thinks that you will enjoy the folding sequence for the Pointed Hat. The hat makes a lovely decoration for Halloween.
July 2017  
Shoko's two creations, Ninja and Bag, were introduced in the September issue of the NOA Magazine #505.
The Ninja is cleverly designed to hold a shuriken. Just insert the hands of the Ninja into the pockets of the shuriken.
The Bag is another delightful and useful model. For the best result, Shoko recommends using a sturdy paper to fold the bag. Papers that will work well are tant, photo copy, and scrapbook. Choosing paper with a pretty design will make a beautiful bag.
Happy Folding!
April 2017 
Shoko's creation "Umbrella" was introduced in the June issue of the NOA Magazine #502.
In Japan June is rainy season.
Happy folding!
March 2017 
Shoko's creation "Sun" were introduced in the May issue of the NOA Magazine #501.
I like ‘‘smiling Sun‘‘.
February 2017  
Shoko's creations "False holly and The head of sardine" and "Cowbell" were introduced in the February issue of the NOA Magazine #498.
False holly and the head of sardine  are  for Setsubun.
The cowbell is one of icons of Switzerland.
February 2017  

The newest issue of Tokyo Walker, a magazine about Tokyo, features some interesting shops in the Ebisu area. One shop is called Paper Story. It sells beautiful papers, greeting cards, and other decorative items.

Mr. Maezono, a reporter for Tokyo Walker and a former player on the Japanese National Football Team, visited Paper Story with a member of his staff. After Mr. Maezono selected his favorite Rossi paper (, I taught both visitors how to fold the Owl Bag, an original origami model I created. The folded owls looked splendid! If you would also like to fold this cute owl, please check out the January 2017 issue of the NOA Magazine #497.

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