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From A Single Sheet Of Rice Paper, This Artist Created An Elaborately Armored Samurai

To score and fold only one sheet of Wenzhou rice paper into this incredibly detailed samurai with plated armor, a traditional helmet, and a sword took Juho Könkkölä

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To score and fold only one sheet of Wenzhou rice paper into this incredibly detailed samurai with plated armor, a traditional helmet, and a sword took Juho Könkkölä 50 hours.

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The 23-year-old Finnish artist utilized a combination of wet and dry origami techniques to shape the 28-centimeter-tall warrior of his own design, starting with a 95 by 95-centimeter paper.

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He noted that creating the geometric patterns for the armor was the most challenging, saying “There are several hundreds of stages to fold it from the square and there are probably thousands of individual folds.” “The asymmetry in the design allowed me to include (a) sword on only one arm while being able to make the character look symmetric.”

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The entire samurai project, from planning to carrying out, took three months. In actuality, the character was folded four times before being folded just once. He took a few days to prepare the paper, followed by a month to finalize and shape the figure.

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