I am quite fascinated with Tomoko Fuse’s book ‘Floral Origami Globes’ and after completing the Butterfly Kusudama, I didn’t waste much time, working on the next kusudama.
This kusudama is the Chrysanthemum Globe Kusudama, assembled from 60 rectangles. Each unit is assembled from 2 rectangles – a base and the chrysanthemum, inserted into the base.
The kusudama assembly is the basic sonobe assembly for 30-unit icosahedrons, but with a small difference. While the sonobe assembly is in a clock-wise direction (the pockets open to the right and the tabs go into these pockets), the chrysanthemum assembly is anti-clockwise – that is, the tabs are inserted into pockets that open to the left.
The chrysanthemum unit has multiple layers of paper in the central petal, so thin paper works better. I have used regular copy paper and had to be extra careful when folding it so that it did not tear in the middle.
Model: Chrysanthemum Globe Kusudama
Creator: Tomoko Fuse
Book: Floral Origami Globes
Author: Tomoko Fuse
Difficulty Level: Low Intermediate
Paper Ratio: Rectangle in ratio 1:2
Paper Size: 4 inches by 2 inches
Model Size: ~ 5 inches