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The Crossover Cicada
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design which I call the Crossover Cicada (because of the way the wings cross over each other). 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 this design first appears in the historical record in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was published in Japan in 1931.



The design also appears in 'Origami: Folding Paper for Children' by Claude Sarasas, which was first published by Kodansha in Tokyo in 1951.