Man Folds One Piece Of Paper For 50 Hours, Makes Samurai

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Screenshot: Juho Könkkölä@YouTube

Finnish artist Juho Könkkölä took a single sheet of 68cm x 68cm wafer-thin Wenzhou paper and folded it for fifty hours. The result? A samurai papercraft that is around 20cm tall.

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While some adhesive appears to be used in the process, according to Könkkölä, no ripping or cutting was used. This is all folding. Via Laughing Squid, watch him in action below:

The amount of patience required to make this is staggering.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

We see the (impressive) result and the (careful) execution, but.... how does one plan something like that ? It sounds to me the design work must take a lot more than 50 hours.