Hydrangea (Design by Shuzo Fujimoto)

Hydrangea (Design by Shuzo Fujimoto)
Hydrangea (Design by Shuzo Fujimoto)

This is my first attempt at any tessellation, and I daresay I have selected one of the simpler, less complex but nonetheless pretty ones to fold. This dainty pattern is designed by Shuzo Fujimoto who is known for his dainty and sometimes intricate tessellation patterns.

Paper to use:
My initial attempt at folding this model was with tissue paper and that failed horribly. I guess tissue paper is too delicate and thin for such type of folds which are almost akin to ‘sinks’. In this successful attempt of mine, I have used common, square shaped, single side colored origami paper measuring 9 inches in size; and it worked wonderfully.

How to fold Fujimoto’s Hydrangea:
Sara Adams has recorded and uploaded a fantastic instructional video on Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. I am sure you will find it easy to follow. She even explains how to go about with creating the CP for it.

What I have attempted is a 4-stage Hydrangea (just like in the instructional video). You can increase the number of layers / stages in this model, too.

One thought on “Hydrangea (Design by Shuzo Fujimoto)”

  1. Very much true! this is very much ideal for first attempt of tessellation. In fact it is fractal, so look very pretty and you can give challenges to yourself to increase number of steps.
    And it look very pretty.
    My second attempt of Fujimoto Hydrangea
    I used to think people who can understand origami only can feel beauty of it but my sweeper/guard asked to make one for them then I realized any one can see it is pretty. 🙂

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