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  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction to Origami Charms
  • Part One: How to Use This Book
    • Supplies
    • The Fundamentals of Origami
    • The Key to Lines, Folds, and Arrows
    • Color Coding
  • The Models:
    • Maneki Neko(Good Fortune Cat!)
    • Boy's Day Carp
    • Girl's Day Doll
    • Chinese Lion
    • Shave Ice
    • Pineapple(Hala Kahiki)
    • Gourd Rattle(Uli uli)
    • Turtle(Honu)
    • Fortune Cookie
    • Rabbit(Lapaki)
    • Rooster(Moa Kane)
    • Coin Frame
    • Lucky Frog(Poloka)
    • Flower Coin Purse
    • Dolphin(Nai'a)
    • Nesting Crane(Manu 'U)
    • Bat(Ope'ape'a)
    • Owl(Pueo)
    • Anemone(Okole Emiemi)
    • Lucky Luau Pig(Pua a)

Title: The Guide to Hawaiian-Style Origami Charms
Author: Jodi Fukumoto
Format/Publication Date: COMB:2003
Publisher: Island Heritage Publishing, Waipahu, HI
Language: English
Page Count: 92
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9" x 9"
ISBN: 0896108929

SUMMARY- This was her fourth book. The quality of the models is only a tiny bit uneven(I would never guess what the dolphin was supposed to be). I really adore the Luau Pig and the Bat. All of her charms with the exception of the Fortune Cookie were designed to hold a gold dollar coin. There is a very clever plastic sleeve in the back of the book that holds the 6 different papers she designed for certain models. The specialized papers are printed both sides, so it would be almost impossible to line up both sides for an accurate fold on a home printer. Not all the designs rely on the preprinted papers, though, so you still get a fun variety of charms with the island theme she promotes so well.