About the author
Mari Ono is an expert in origami and all forms of papercrafts. Born in Japan, she has lived in the United Kingdom for many years with her artist husband, Takumasa, where both work to promote Japanese art and crafts. Her previous books include The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts, published by North Light Books.
Roshin Ono came to the UK from Japan at the age of 7 with his mother and father. Now aged 14, he has participated in events introducing Japanese culture to the western world and has taught many children how to produce beautiful origami models.
With just a few simple folds, you’ll be able to get from A to B in no time with this fun collection of 35 different modes of transport. Whether it’s a trip through the Japanese countryside, taking in the view of Mount Fuji on the iconic bullet train, or a trek across the Sahara desert on a camel, the projects on offer are guaranteed to keep you entertained, especially on your own long journeys in cars, on ferries, or in airplanes. Every project comes with simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs with helpful arrows showing you where to fold the paper. Each design has also been given a skill rating, so start with a simple one and once you’ve mastered that, move on to something a bit more challenging. Another great feature is the 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper included with the book, meaning you can start folding right away.