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The Nesting Crane
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Nesting Crane. 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.

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As far as I know this design first appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.

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1963

A 'Swan' which appears to be a simplified version of the Nesting Crane, appears in the second edition of 'Het Grote Vouwboek' by Aart van Breda, which was published by Uitgeverij van Breda in 1963.

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1965

This design also appears in 'The World of Origami' by Isao Honda, which was published in the USA by Japan Publications Trading Company in 1965.

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