The lunar New Year falls on 28 January this year. It starts the reign of the Rooster, the 10th animal in the Chinese zodiac. As I have been doing for many years, I will fold an origami of the zodiac animal for an e-card to celebrate the occasion. Being partial towards complex origami, I am rather fond of the roosters created by Eric Joisel and Miyajima Noburu, the former known affectionately as Joisel’s prodigious coq among origami folders. But I came across the model designed by Satoshi and decided to fold it instead.
It is well proportioned, and has a nice comb, wattle and tail feathers.
I also folded another rooster, this one designed by Chinese artist Mi Wu. I liked it for the clean finish and colour change. So here’s it.
Wishing all a happy year of the Rooster!
- Rooster by Satoshi Kamiya from Origami Tanteidan Convention Book Vol 19. Folded from 1 piece of embossed paper 20 inches square. Finished length 6.5 inches.
- Rooster by Mi Wu from Chinese New Year Origami 2017 ebook. Folded from 12 inch square embossed paper sandwiched with red origami paper. Finished length 6 inches.