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The Crow with Legs
 
This page contains information about the origami design I call the Crow with Legs. 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.

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In Japan (and in publications by Japanese authors)

1931

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

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1951

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

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1957

A more sophisticated version of the design appears in 'Origami Dokuhon' by Akira Yoshizawa, which was published by Ryokuchi-Sha in 1957.

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1959

The design also appears in 'How to Make Origami' by Isao Honda, which 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.

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

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1965

This design also appears in 'The World of Origami' by Isao Honda, which was published in the USA by Japan Publications Trading Company in 1965.

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In Western Europe / The USA

1963

The same design appears, just as 'Crow' in the second edition of 'Het Grote Vouwboek' by Aart van Breda, which was published by Uitgeverij van Breda in 1963.

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