First improvement in 19 years

In 2004, I designed this pop-up card.
The model was Nishi-Iwakuni Station in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

At the time, I used a compact digital camera and had to get close to capture the pop-up card to fill the screen, so the photos ended up looking like this.

About 10 years later, I re-shot some pop-up cards including Nishi-Iwakuni Station and replaced only the photos.
I simply re-photographed the cards I had made in 2004, so I did not improve the cards.

In 2023, it occurred to me that I should make a new card this time.

I had previously left the wall above the entrance flat, but I thought it would be better to make the attached columns there to express the atmosphere of the building.
And I reduced the number of folds in the roof section by one step to make it easier to fold.
I also simplified the windows on either side of the front entrance a bit to make them easier to cut.

However, it was more difficult than I expected when I tried to fold it. I wondered if my skills had declined with age.
I don’t remember whether it was difficult to fold the first time or not.

I am not sure if it is easier to fold than before, but since I have not been updating the site, I decided to publish the pattern.
Please use the pattern if you like.

It has been 19 years since I made the first card.
And it has been 22 years since the site was first published.
I am amazed that I have been able to keep the site going, even though I update it infrequently.

Pop-up Chugoku

Posted by Sakyo K.