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Traditional model

Complexity: simple
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.
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Mountain fold the bottom layer to back.   Open the helmet … And you can decorate the head of your favorite cat, if the cat cooperates.   On “Boy’s Day” in Japan on May 5th, it was celebrated by displaying symbols of force and the spirit of battle. The Helmet was often used in this manner.


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Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov

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