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Rabbits and Hares
This page is being used to collect information about the history of folded paper rabbits and hares. 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.


The Japanese Rabbit - 1935 onwards


The Inflatable Rabbit - 1948 onwards



'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956, contains a Rabbit design developed from a Waterbomb. The text notes,' Unknown origin. Passed to the author by Mr W McComb of Ireland.'



The 1967 Rupert Annual contains instructions for folding 'Rupert's Hare or Rabbit'. The design is attributed to R Shipp.



'Origami in the Classroom: Book 2: Activities for winter through summer' by Chiyo Araki, which was published by Charles E Tuttle Co Inc in 1968, contains tow cut designs for rabbits.

Bunny A


Bunny C (Cut)