Synonyms for kusudama or Related words with kusudama
Examples of "kusudama"
Modular origami consists of putting a number of identical pieces together to form a complete model. Normally the individual pieces are simple but the final assembly may be tricky. Many of the modular origami models are decorative balls like
, the technique differs though in that
allows the pieces to be put together using thread or glue.
There are several other traditional Japanese modular designs, including balls of folded paper flowers known as
, or medicine balls. These designs are not integrated and are commonly strung together with thread. The term
is sometimes, rather inaccurately, used to describe any three-dimensional modular origami structure resembling a ball.
Modern origami masters such as Tomoko Fuse have created new
designs that are entirely assembled without cutting, glue or thread except as a hanger.
Other notes require quick consecutive hits on the drum. Types of such notes includes the yellow bar, the balloon note and the
(薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a paper model that is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape. Alternately the individual components may be glued together. (e.g. the
in the lower photo is entirely glued, not threaded together) Occasionally, a tassel is attached to the bottom for decoration.
The ornamental ball (薬玉;
) often decorated above streamers in present-day Tanabata decorations was originally conceived in 1946 by the owner of a shop in downtown Sendai. The ball was originally modelled after the dahlia flower. In recent years, box-shaped ornaments have become popular alternatives to the ornamental ball.
The graphics are actually updated from the original, and have bigger sprites with a Japanese anime feel compare to the original. As a result, the visible playing area is limited and the game has to scroll, while the original Lode Runner featured the entire level on a single screen. Upon clearing the screen a
opens up and drops streamers on Lode Runner.
originate from ancient Japanese culture, where they were used for incense and potpourri; possibly originally being actual bunches of flowers or herbs. The word itself is a combination of two Japanese words "kusuri", Medicine, and "tama", Ball. They are now typically used as decorations, or as gifts.
is important in origami particularly as a precursor to the modular origami genre. It is often confused with modular origami, but is not such because the units are strung or pasted together, instead of folded together as most modular construction are made.
It is, however, still considered origami, although origami purists frown upon using its characteristic technique of threading or gluing the units together, while others recognize that early traditional Japanese origami often used both cutting (see thousand origami cranes or senbazuru) and pasting, and respect
as an ingenious traditional paper folding craft in the origami family.
Fuse first learned origami while in the hospital as a child. When she was 19 years old, she studied for two and a half years with origami master Toyoaki Kawai. She started publishing origami books in 1981, and has since published more than 60 books (plus overseas editions) . She has created numerous origami designs, including boxes, "
", paper toys, masks, modular polyhedra, as well as other geometric forms and objects, such as origami tessellations, with publications in Japanese, Korean and English.
As mentioned above, the player must take control of Pistol Daimyo, a small Japanese lord, who has a pistol strapped to his head (and two fans strapped to his feet); he faces to the right side of the screen, and is always moving forward with the backgrounds scrolling to the left, bringing enemies into view, which are very reminiscent of "Monty Python's Flying Circus". Similar to Kissy, Takky, and Hommy from "Baraduke" and "Bakutotsu Kijūtei", he will float down to the ground if you stop holding the joystick up while he is in mid-air - and pressing that Firing Button will make his pistol fire a small cannonball. However, holding down the button will charge the pistol (much like Alice's bubble blower in "Märchen Maze", and Apollo's sword in "Phelios"), and on releasing the button the pistol will fire a medium or large cannonball; but even the smallest enemies take multiple hits to kill, so the small cannonballs are of little use. There's also blue (and yellow) vases which can be broken open with a medium or large cannonball, and will leave "Hanafuda" ) cards behind, for Pistol Daimyo to collect - and once he collects three of them, it shall cause a "
" ball to come down into view from the top of the screen (which can also be broken open with a medium or large cannonball). If he manages to do it before it goes back up off the top of the screen again, it shall leave a suit of wooden (or metal if he is already wearing the wooden one) armour behind; once he has put it on, it shall prevent him from getting killed after a single hit.
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