This elaborately armored samurai was folded from a single sheet of paper

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January 16, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images © Juho Könkkölä, shared with permission

Juho Könkkölä spent over 50 hours marking and folding a single sheet of Wenzhou rice paper to create this intricately detailed samurai with plated armor, traditional helmet and sword. Starting with a 95 x 95 centimeter page, the 23-year-old Finnish artist used a combination of wet and dry origami techniques to shape the 28-centimeter warrior of his own design. “There are several hundred steps to fold it from the square and there are probably thousands of individual folds,” he said in A declaration, noting that creating the geometric patterns of the armor was the most difficult. “The asymmetry in the design allowed me to include (a) one-armed sword while still being able to make the character symmetrical.”

Könkkölä documented its folding process in the video below, and discover his Instagram for a large collection of origami figurines. (Going through Twisted sieve)

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