Thursday, February 22, 2007

The folding alone took 40 hours

Here's an origami dragon made from a single sheet of square paper, two meters on a side. Look at those scales. According to this article, it would take 40 hours just to fold the thing, assuming you knew how; imagine the effort required to design something like that.

In the final minute of this video, you can see a little bit of the creator, Satoshi Kamiya, folding the dragon. This one provides a pretty good overview of him folding a phoenix. (It looks like the phoenix takes a mere ten hours to fold.)


Blogger Kristin said...

That dragon is amazing and so are his bugs. I just got a book last week from the library on paper sculpture that has a white dragon on the cover. It's hard to imagine all those scales in Kamiya's made by folding without any cuts.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The original links in this post no longer work, but I believe I've found the referenced image and article:


9:10 PM  
Anonymous Van Husain said...

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2:58 PM  

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