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MADE IN JAPAN  The 2

“Origami”

Vol.2 "Shuriken"

 
 

Let's try making "shuriken" this time.
"Shuriken" is probably the most famous weapon of ninja.
Some of you may be familiar with the name, as it appears in the latest popular ninja comic and animation "NARUTO".

For the explanation of origami, please refer to the previous edition.

The most remarkable point in making "shuriken" is using two pieces of paper, which is an unusual case for origami.
Although, the ways in which you fold the two are completely the same and all you have to do is to combine them, so it is a lot easier than the complicated "tsuru" we made last time.

You can actually let fly the origami "shuriken" and it does fly fairly well. Because the points are sharp,
it could be very dangerous even though it is made of paper.
Please do not shoot it against any people or animals.

 
< How to make "shuriken" >

1, Fold the papers neatly in halves and open them up.

2,

Fold each of them towards the center line.

3,

Fold them again in halves.
(Now you have two strips of paper in 1/4 width of the original paper.)

4,

Fold the corners as shown in the picture.
(The two parts become mirror images.)

5,

Fold them again at the dotted line.

6,

Flip the left piece over, and turn the right piece 90 degrees clockwise.

7,

Put the right piece on top of the left.
8, Put the points with the black dot underneath the white so that the numbers match.
(dots are only markers)

9,

It will look like this after 8.
Flip it over.
10, Do the same as in step 8.
(slide the black dotted points into the white dotted pockets)
11, ...and here's the "shuriken"!!
 
The chiyogami used for the "shuriken" here is available below at Amazon.com

 

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