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Trying to buy 'Works of Hideo Komatsu' in the UK

PostPosted: February 29th, 2016, 11:46 pm
by Mr Stephenson
I love Origami House, but sadly when ordering from Japan the UK charge ridiculous levels of import taxes and then charge even more for the privilege of typing it into a computer... after holding onto the parcel for several months because they can.

Is anyone aware of a retailer or individual in the UK that might stock the book (Works of Hideo Komatsu), I am assessing a Duke of Edinburgh participant and have decided a good test of their skills would be folding Komatsu's Owl and Squirrel... mainly because they are two models I love and feel they would enjoy folding them.

Sadly my own copies of the Tanteidan Convention are currently in deep storage for another 6 months, I know there are an almost infinite number of other models they could fold but it seems a shame not to share such an amazing artist with a new generation.

Mr Stephenson

Re: Trying to buy 'Works of Hideo Komatsu' in the UK

PostPosted: March 1st, 2016, 1:43 pm
by origami_8

Re: Trying to buy 'Works of Hideo Komatsu' in the UK

PostPosted: March 1st, 2016, 4:17 pm
by Mr Stephenson
Thanks for this I'll order it when I get home tonight.

Re: Trying to buy 'Works of Hideo Komatsu' in the UK

PostPosted: March 1st, 2016, 10:23 pm
by Augustus Agamemnon
This is just an advice but I just want to tell you that there are lots of other books by OrigamiHouse that I think you would certainly like, especially those of Satoshi Kamiya. The Origami Shop link given by origami_8 is probably the best way to get origami books from foreign countries like Japan, and it is the only place where they set you products at a reasonable price, unlike other websites.

Re: Trying to buy 'Works of Hideo Komatsu' in the UK

PostPosted: March 19th, 2016, 11:38 am
by Mr Stephenson
I already own rather a lot of books from Origami House but any I purchase in the future will certainly come from Origami Shop, the books were exceptionally well packaged and delivered within a week.