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The Hibachi
This page is beig used to collect information about the history of the paperfolding design known as the Hibachi. 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 (and in publications by Japanese authors)


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



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.


In Europe and the Americas


As far as I know, the design first appears in the West as 'Fancy Box on Legs' in 'Secrets of Origami', by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne Book Company in London in 1964. The design is said to be Japanese.



The design also appears in 'Modern Origami' by James Minoru Sakoda, which was published by Simon and Schuster in New York in 1969.