Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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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

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Ocho and Mecho Butterflies - 1692 onwards

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The Floral Sake Container Cover - 1692 onwards

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In Western Europe / America

Folded Patenbriefs / Sponsorship Letters - 1763 onwards

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Visiting / Calling Cards - late 18th Century onwards

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