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The Teapot Stand
This page is being used gto colect information about the history of the modular origami design known as the Teapot Stand. 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 books by Japanese authors


This modular design, made from postcards, appears in 'Pocket Guide to Origami: Bow-Wow Book', by Isao Honda, which was published by the Asahi Origami Club, Tokyo in 1959.



This design also appears, as 'Hot Plate Holder', and made from only 48 postcards, in 'The World of Origami' by Isao Honda, which was published in the USA by Japan Publications Trading Company in 1965.


In Western Europe and the Americas


This design appears as 'Japanische Topftasse' in 'Falten und Formen mit Papier' by Richard Rothe which was published by Deutscher Verlag für Jugend und Volk in Vienna and Leipzig in 1923. Inter alia the text says '(From a school in Tokyo.) The Japanese and Chinese, who are masters of folding, produce an abundance of beautiful, simple and also compound forms of folding, some of which will be shown here, as they are practised in the lessons of general schools'.