Apple (Shuzo Fujimoto)

Fujimoto, Shuzo
Adams, Sara
Difficulty Level: 
Low intermediate
Model type: 
Triangle Grid
Flowers & Plants
Tessellations and Fractals
Paper ratio: 

Paper: 16.5cm square of tissue foil
Model: 4.25cm diameter, 4cm height


Where are the diagrams??

I fear they're out of print. If you're a member of the British Origami Society, they have copies in their library that include the diagrams. Here's all the sources where the diagrams should be published:

BOS Convention 1982 Autumn
BOS Magazine 102 October 1983
Origami per Pinocchio by Roberto Morassi

But there is hope still. I have permission from Fujimoto-san to make a video of this model, and I plan to do so some time in the future. It's not all that hard to fold, so maybe within the next 6 months?

Hope this helps a bit,

-- sara

Nick Robinson has just received permission to publish this in his next book, with diagrams.

6 MONTHS?!?!?!?!?!?!
Is that mostly filming or editing, or what?

I try to make a video on one model a month. So I was just saying I'll try to make it one of the six next models. It usually takes me one or two days to make a video from start to finish.

-- Sara


Are there no videos for this model?
Or have you not taken permission yet!

Please do try to post a video on this I really like it
And please do contact the designer to post it

Where can i find the diagram for this apple?...can you healpe me please?

please make a video for this diagram!! i would love 2 make a bowl of fruit centerpiece out of paper and this apple is perfect!! i can not find a model even close 2 ask nice!!.. please please please....

if not please let us know whre we can find the diagram

I plan to make a video on this, especially because diagrams are *very* hard to come by for this. I've got permission, so all I need is ... find some time to make that video. It'll probably happen in the next 4 months or so.

-- Sara

did he use the clover folding base or hydrangea base? (or crowing butterflies?) or something new?

It's not really a tessellation, and definitely different than all the three models you mentioned. For one, those are on a square grid, while this apple uses a triangle grid. And there is no collapse step that's even remotely like the ones for the (true) tessellations you mentioned. While the apple has some tessellation aspects to it, I'm somewhat reluctant to call it a tessellation (although Shuzo Fujimoto seems to have titled it a tessellation apple).

-- Sara

Is this a variation of the apple you did a video on ?It seems to me they are a bit different to the bottom this one looks closed .

You can make a closed bottom by adding some extra creases. In essence, just do exactly the same as for the top. It's a bit trickier, though, and I'm not sure I really like that result much better.

-- Sara

Sorry for bothering again but how do you get and ths leaf?do you need to fold it in half or what? thanks for the reply though!!

I folded the leaf in half (maybe twice) to make the leaf look more like a stalk. Again, just a slight variation, and I think I prefer the "leaf" version as seen in http://www.happyfold...

-- Sara

Thanks Sara !I did it but to the bottom i can't sink the dimple properly so thanks for the in structions. I think i like most this version and thanks again for the instructions!!!

at the centerfold i seen a apple (same in photo)
folded from elephant hide....
red and green....
it gave it a "good touch"

p.s. your tut. is WAY better than her's, trust me....

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