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You Won't Believe This Incredibly Detailed Origami Samurai Figure Was Created Out of One Piece of Paper

Finnish Origami artist Juho Könkkölä makes breathtakingly complex figures out of folded paper.

Jack Shepherd · 11 months ago

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All photos courtesy of Juho Könkkölä

Juho Könkkölä has been folding paper for more than 15 years. His specialty is creating extremely intricate and expressive human characters, inspired by history, folklore, and mythology, and his latest creation — a stunningly intricate Origami Samurai — took him three months to create.

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After an intense two-month planning process, Könkkölä was ready to begin folding his character. Starting with a single 95cm x 95cm sheet of “Wenzhou” paper (a sturdy rice paper), he made hundreds of folds over the course of a month to arrive at the final product — a gorgeously detailed Samurai figure who stands 28 cm tall.

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Könkkölä documented his process on Instagram, so you can see just how much effort went into creating this figure out of a single sheet of paper. 

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His other designs are similarly inspired by history and mythology — you can see a few below, and there are more on his Instagram page.

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