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Kusudama is a Japanese word composed of “kusu” means medicine and “dama” means a ball. At first, kusudama is a hanging ball made of fragrant flowers and tassel. Japanese people give this ball for sick people to wish them cure by hanging it over curtain. Later they replace real flower with paper flower because real flower may be toxic to some people. Venus Kusudama is an example of the first change.


People use origami to make paper flowers and hang together by thread. Then they design a variety of origami flowers and glue together. Flower Kusudama is an example of this type. It become a gift and decoration in Western wedding event.


In 1970’s, origami artists develop a technique called modular origami. They fold many pieces of origami and assemble a ball using no glue. Tomoko Fuse designed many modular origami ball and published many books such as Origami Floral Globe, Unit Origami Fantasy, and Unit Polyhedron Origami. The modular origami ball can look like a flower ball, a star or a geometric polyhedron. Many origami folders are interested in this kind of origami. They try to create new designs and become a community online. They use the word Kusudama to be any modular origami ball.


In summary, Kusudama is evolved from flower ball to paper flower ball using origami and then any modular origami ball. While it is changed, Kusudama meaning of “medicine ball” is still valid because folding many pieces of paper to make a kusudama is a meditation practice which help people stay away from mental disorder and benefit children in many skills such as fine motor skill, patience skill and creativity skill.


Kusudama is a medicine ball.

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We introduce science and technology to our kusudama collection as something kids should know.

Here are 29 models related to Biology, Physics, Healthcare, Geology, and Innovation.

  1. Peacock - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr_gFOVSwYk

  2. Pulmonary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq9mqDwPYpc

  3. Universe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOE863z3eD8

  4. Stomata - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMkr5sAXeoU

  5. Meteor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyje4Wye8sM

  6. LED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5oSNKOVwoI

  7. Cancer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-dq7N1znH0

  8. Mangosteen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC_9PJ9VMIw

  9. Coconut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTftTm3LaDI

  10. Flaxseed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1H3it9MosA

  11. Hua Plee - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXg5nYjcTbo

  12. Wormhole - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVh4d2C6ov8

  13. Rice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaTt6eb8hmA

  14. Drill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebk-VQ4uWq4

  15. Rafflesia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obt-CL2Spb0

  16. Vaccine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4THDHuP80F8

  17. Coronavirus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYy2W7IzlFI

  18. Cyanin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c29zpR5hfhc

  19. Ruellia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIIunQVqkfA

  20. Geode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3INGkYT-ws

  21. Succulent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPc12CfPJAc

  22. Uranium - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnyvPzbkgG8

  23. Satellite - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HinqN6Lhfj4

  24. Cerebrum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFzj9JwqALQ

  25. Lunar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTGZ0InF-Ks

  26. Olive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUav5pw8z-w

  27. Cocoon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj80HBNIn3s

  28. Vapor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGMzzCyKkac

  29. Habitat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ34dJQbqPQ


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Updated: Jan 28, 2021


We have 6 kusudamas in Valentines Theme.

  1. Arrietty

  2. Embrace

  3. Sweetheart

  4. Namwaan

  5. Mini Heart

  6. Puppy Love

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