Introduction: Origami Kawasaki Rose

Fold Pattern by Toshikazu Kawasaki


Recommended Paper Size:

  • 6 x 6 inches

Recommended Paper Type:

  • Origami paper of your preferred color or standard printer paper.

Step 1:

If you are working with colored paper, start with the color you
want the finished rose to be facing up.

(if you are working with printer paper, you may have a diagonal crease as a result of creating a perfect square, this is fine)

Fold the paper in half from the edge, then turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat.

Step 2:

Take the edge of the paper and fold it to the center crease you just made.

Do this on all four sides.

Step 3:

Fold each edge to the first and 3rd 1/4 line.

Repeat 3 more times.

Step 4:

Now fold the paper starting from one corner to the opposite corner.
Turn the paper 90 degrees and repeat.

Step 5:

Fold the paper in half as a triangle, and then fold that triangle in half again as the picture shows.

Step 6:

Turn the triangle upside down and fold the bottom point to the first crease line as shown.

Step 7:

Unfold the paper completely.

Notice the crease you just made in the center of the paper.

Pinch the creases to create mountain folds in the shape of a square.

Step 8:

Once you have creased the square, fold the paper in half loosely while maintaining the mountain folds of the square.

Pinch together two opposing corners of the square to create extra paper on either side.

Fold this extra paper flat as shown on both the front and back of the triangle.

Step 9:

Lie the paper flat.

Now fold down the tops of the paper as shown.

Flip over and repeat.

Step 10:

Open the paper up from the bottom without unfolding.

Your model should now look like the second image.

Step 11:

Flip the paper over.

Begin to create mountain folds in the shape of an 'L' corresponding to the square grid. Use the second picture as a reference.

Once you have the 'L' shape, fold the tip of the corners inside as shown in the third picture. Repeat these steps on all four corners.

Step 12:

Flip the model over.

Fold the small L corner block in half and then tuck it inside and lift the flap up to the top L line.

Repeat for each corner.

Don't worry if these folds come undone here.

Step 13:

Lift the flap up on one side toward the top L line like in the last step.

Keep holding this in place as you take the straight edge to the left and fold it over to the point on the right as shown in the picture.

Fold over the excess paper to lock this in place.

Repeat this for each corner.

NOTE: If you find that your folds are coming undone too much here, you may want to use tape or paper clips to keep them in place.

Step 14:

Once all points are finished, flip the model over so that the points are pointed towards you.

Begin to fold the points into one another with the available pocket made in previous steps.

Once you are finished, your model should resemble the third picture.

Step 15:

Flip the model over and begin to curl the paper to make it look more like natural curls.

Optionally, you may also curl the paper on the sides that is not attached fully to make it resemble leaves.

Step 16:

Once you are satisfied with your curling skills, you have a finished rose!