The Public Paperfolding History Project

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The Albatross
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the design known as the Albatross (following Claude Sarasas). Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.


In Japan


A drawing of a Waterbomb appears in a monozukushi-e print, by an unknown artist, but said to be from the Meiji era. I have temporarily assigned it the date of 1912, the last year of that era, pending the discovery of more accurate information.



The design also appeared in 'Origami: Folding Paper for Children' by Claude Sarasas, which was published by Kodansha in Tokyo in 1951.