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“Real” Kusudamas consist of pyramidal elements that are tied together with a thread into a ball. Of this variety, Tomoko Fuse presents only two models in this book. In the other 40 models, the elements are connected by folding technology. You can fold back a variety of polyhedra, which are composed of either 6, 12, 24 or 30 elements. In part, the individual elements consist of several parts, or can be varied by “fillings”.
With a few exceptions, the models are based on the output formats 15×15 or 12×12, or the corresponding half square. 30 pages at the beginning of the book show all models on beautiful color photos. The instructions are very clear and the mating is well understood.