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The Cake Box
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Cake Box. 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 publications by Japanese authors)


As far as I know this design, and its decorative variant the Incense Box, first appear in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.


The design also appears:


In 'The World of Origami' by Isao Honda, which was published in the USA by Japan Publications Trading Company in 1965.


In Western Europe / The USA


The design also appears, as 'Mi cajita' (My little box), in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.