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How to Make Origami by Isao Honda, 1959
 
'How to Make Origami' by Isao Honda, was published by Toto Shuppan Co. Ltd in Japan. by McDowell Obolensky of New York in the USA and by Museum Press Ltd of London in England, in 1959.

A full copy of the work can be accessed online here.

The work contained actual folded examples of the designs, an introduction by Lilian Oppenheimer,

and diagrams for:

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The Paper Cup

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The Swan

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The Missile (a paper plane)

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Pin-Wheel - The Bicolour Windmill

(a colour change version of the Windmill folded from a blintzed square)

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The Folding Box

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The Basic Form - ie the Bird Base

This page contains an illustration which shows several figures not explained in the book - a Seal, a Stag (The Compound Stag), a Dog, a Goose and the front half of a Giraffe (The Compound Giraffe). It looks almost as though part of this illustration has been folded inwards to partly conceal the right hand figures.

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Crane - The Paper Crane

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The Canary - which uses a cut to release the flaps that form the wings.

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Owl - which uses cuts to release the flaps that form the ears and the feet

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Cat - The Compound Cat

A compound design in two parts, glued together

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Kangaroo - The Compound Kangaroo

A compound design in two parts, glued together

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Lobster

From an equilateral triangle using cuts to release the flaps that form the claws

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Wild Goose

From an equilateral triangle

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Fox - The Compound Fox

A compound design in two parts, glued together using cuts to release the flaps that form the ears

There is also an illustration of the same basic design in a different pose on the Crow page.

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Crow - The Crow with Legs

There is also an illustration of this Crow on the Fox page in which a cut has been used to release a flap to form an open beak.

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