Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Paper Seals / Sealions
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folded Paper Seals and Sealions. 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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In Japan

The earliest treatment of this subject that I know of appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.

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In Western Europe / USA

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 'La Foca' (The Seal).

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