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The Japanese kusudama (lit. medicine ball) is an origami paper model that is usually usually stylized flowers folded from square paper

Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture, where they were used for incense and potpourri; possibly originally being actual bunches of flowers or herbs. The word itself is a combination of two Japanese words kusuri, Medicine, and tama, Ball. They are now typically used as decorations, or as gifts.

Each petal on these kusudamas is carefully and meticulously folded by myself, for your gifting enjoyment - whether to family, friends, or yourself!   Some are one-of-a-kind as some of the papers I use were lost in  the 2013 flood.  So, if you see one of the kusudama that you like, buy now as I may not have paper to make any more similar ones! 

Each kusudama below shows two (2) different views of the same item.  The Glo-in-the-dark kusudama really do glo!  Left in a bright area to 'charge', they will emit a soft glo in the dark......  we'll have a few at this year's Cherry Blossom Festival.  They will be on sale for $30.00, plus applicable sales tax!