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The Real Lives of Origami Figures

Paper Fortune Teller

Although it may not be a traditional figure like the tsuru (crane), the paper fortune teller we used to make as kids is technically origami (“folded paper”). So, apologies to everyone I ever told that it wasn’t (most recently my friend, Angela). Apparently it appeared in the book Fun with Paper Folding by Murray and Rigney, published in 1928.

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*This cartoon was originally published on INFJoe on May 16, 2014.

© 2014 Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

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About this series

My mother taught me how to fold when I was a kid, and I've been folding ever since. Origami figures are fun to make and marvel at, but what are they REALLY like?