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The Japanese Church

This page is being used to collect information about the history of the paperfolding design known as the Japanese Church. 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.



A Church appears in 'Origami: Book Two' by Florence Sakade, which was published by the Charles E Tuttle Company in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo in 1958


The design also appears:


As 'The Church' in 'Origami in the Classroom: Book 1: Activities for autumn through Christmas' by Chiyo Araki, which was published by Charles E Tuttle Co Inc in 1965.