Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Formal and Ceremonial Paperfolding
This page attempts to record what is known about the history of Formal and Ceremonial Paperfolding both in Japan and in Western Europe / America. 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

Ceremonial Wrappers / Tsutsumi - 1692 onwards


Ocho and Mecho Butterflies - 1692 onwards


The Floral Sake Container Cover - 1692 onwards


In Western Europe / America

Folded Patenbriefs / Sponsorship Letters - 1763 onwards


Visiting / Calling Cards - late 18th Century onwards