Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
Paper Octopii
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper Octopii. 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.

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There is a design for an Octopus made from an eight-pointed star in the Kan No Mado, which is usually dated to 1845.

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A design for a paper octopus made from a frog base using cuts to separate the legs appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.

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