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Crane and Tortoise Designs
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history folded Crane and Tortoise Designs. 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.


As far as I know a design of this type first appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.