This is a traditional Japanese model, which, probably, was invented by some samurai a thousand years ago. This simple model uses a shawl fold (or ‘folded triangle’) as a foundation. Use a square of paper 20 cm or about 8 inches in size, colored side down.
|Valley fold the layers in the sides on identical distance.||Fold approximately 3/4 of the bottom triangle upward.||Valley fold a strip, as shown.|
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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