This laughing demon is in the leaflet provided with 35cm kami paper. I can’t read japanese, so I have no idea who the author is. If someone reads japanese, has the paper and can tell me, I’ll update :)
I folded it not from the paper it is sold with, but from double-sided kami paper 35 cm, to have the mouth red and colored face. The finished model is around 20 cm high.
I really like his joyful smile, and the eyes are very expressive too. It’s also relatively easy to fold.
As promised, here are the other models by Nick Robinson that can be found in the nuinui japanese patterns box.
The bird is an action model – hold at the base and the woodpecker starts hitting the branch. The box/plate has very simple elegant lines.
They’re both folded from 15 cm double-sided kraft paper.
The buddha is folded from 20 cm Heyda plain paper, my variation that looks like pinoccio (it has a very long nose) or an imp (lutin in French) is also folded with double-sided kraft paper. It’s a first try, but I think this model has plenty of room for variations!