So last year for my Fashion Accessory subject my group had to think of a modular structure that may be constructed in whatever material you think of… to recreate historical known accessories.
So I’m really into Japanese history, culture and fashion…so I proposed to recreate accessories from the Tokugawa Period and my classmate really loved the idea because he also likes Japan. Then he proposed us to make origami to recreate the chosen accessories of that period.
And then our brainstorming began…but it was a really fast one…because we choose the modular structure really fast and simple.
For this work we choose the “Shuriken” origami…and we started to make origami like crazy people…we manage to demonstrate to our teacher at the same day, that with the “Shuriken” origami we were able to make a bigger solid structure and also made sense with our concept and the accessories selected from that period of time.
I’m posting here the origami we choose
It’s really simple to make but if you are trying to do really small “Shuriken” type origami the job turns quite unpleasant because you start to not being able to fold correctly the paper.
I made this one just for fun but with origami paper
The smaller one may have 1.5cm x 1.5cm…it’s really small…but cute …
One other of my group classmate tired of doing origami, learned that for heavy paper it was easier that in the first step of the origami to cut the paper in half and fold it just once…and then do all the other steps like we should.
That really facilitates the job and it was easier for me because i had to make like 35 small ones with heavy paper.
So right now you probably are thinking…but why the umbrellas on the title?
Yeah for my part on the group work I chose the Japanese umbrella…and it had to be done all in origami……….what was I thinking of ???????
I made more origami than ever…also to facilitated my job I ran to a Chinese store and bought one of those lousy Japanese party umbrellas that cost me like 4€.
But really that lousy umbrella saved my life because it was smaller than a normal one and it was easier to calculate how many normal “shuriken” origami I may need.
In the end I fold almost 200 normal origami and 35 small origami.
It took me one week of vacation to finish the umbrella, just folding, calculating the correct pattern on how to unite them, the correct degree for the circumference of the umbrella….vacation time I didn’t enjoy with my family….but I’ve made it!
Let me show you part of the making process
It was madness…
The final one
And the illustration…
It was a lot of work…but I loved how it turned out.
Hope you enjoyed today post…
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