Monthly Archives: November 2011

Public Diagram Project Relaunch

I am officially relaunching the Public Diagram Project, with two new diagrams and a bit of history for the existing ones. A4 PDF versions are currently up, and I am working on providing some different formats as well. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Bluebell

This is a fairly obscure traditional model. The only direct reference I found is from Alice Gray and Kunihiko Kasahara’s “The Magic of Origami” (1977), which contains a Bell which is “an adaptation of the traditional bell flower”, with a … Continue reading

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Twist Tato

This model is one of those that there is less direct evidence for, but there is still a very strong argument for its traditionality. Research by David Lister indicates that the modern usage of the word “Tato” comes from the … Continue reading

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Crane

The crane is the most well-known origami model from any tradition, and has probably been diagrammed hundreds of times. The first known origami book, “Senbazuru Orikata” (1797), was written about different ways of making linked-crane constructions. The story of Sadako … Continue reading

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Lazy Susan

This model as a bit more of a published history than the last. In “Best of Origami” (E. P. Dutton & co, 1963) Samuel Randlett gives the following description: “The Lazy Susan is a figure traditional in the Szechwan province … Continue reading

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Kotobukizuru (Congratulations Crane)

This was the inagural diagram from the Public Diagram Project, which was launched in October 2009 (you can read more about it here). You can view this diagram through google docs. The first time I published diagrams for this model, … Continue reading

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