This Friday is Origami Day in Japan, so there’s no better time to try your hand at our quiz about this spectacular and often bizarre art. Just watch out for those paper cuts.
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The Midweek Quiz: Origami
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Japanese origami started after Buddhist monks brought paper to the country in the sixth century. But when was the first known Japanese book on origami published?
In 2004 a group of 60 young people in Heiligenstadt, Germany folded a giant origami caterpillar. They used 25,000 sheets of paper, but how long was the finished model?
To date, the world’s smallest paper crane is one made by Assistant Professor Watanabe at Nigata University, Japan. What size was the square of paper he started with?
What symbolic origami item does Harrison Ford’s Deckard discover at the end of Blade Runner?
Here’s a side view of ‘Ryujin 3.5’, a stupefyingly complex dragon model designed by modern master Satoshi Kamiya. Roughly how many scales does it have?
According to Japanese legend, folding what will grant you a wish?
Which of the following saucy designs are not featured in Master Sugoi’s book Pornogami?
The magician and author Robert Harbin did much to popularise origami in the UK between the 1950s and 70s. But who provided illustrations for his book Paper Magic?
Finally, if an origami purist tells you that your folded creation is actually kirigami, what have you done?