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Last updated 28/4/2024


Mice and Rats
This page is being used to collect information about the history of paperfolding designs for mice and rats. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.


In Japan (and in books by Japanese authors)


A (cut) paper mouse appears on the front cover of 'Origami (Part 2)' by Isao Honda, which was published in Japan in 1932.


In Europe and the Americas


The extended version of 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1951, contains a design for 'El Raton' (The Rat)



A design for a .Maus' appears in 'Wir Falten' by Joachim Schönherr and Gerta Schumann, which was published by Rudolf Arnold Verlag in Leipzig in 1961.