Folding Money

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Carp Model - Designed and Folded by Won Park

Amazing Models Designed and Folded by Won Park

These images show some amazing models designed and folded by Won Park.  His new book should soon be available at our online store.  Keep your eyes open.

Butterfly Money Origami

Carp (Koi) oney Origami

P-51 Mustang Money Origami

F-4U Corsair Money Origami

F-4 Phantom Money Origami

A-10 Warthog Money Origami

F-14 Tomcat Money Origami

Sopwith Camel Origami

SUK01 SU-27 Money Origami

ME-262 Money Origami

Popular Origami Figures Made from Money

Folding dollar bills (or larger denominations for some people) are a fun way to leave tips and express yourself using money.

Lincoln from the $5 bill wearing a baseball cap

The Bull is one of Linda's favorite models.  

Money Fold Pig

 The Pig, complete with curly tail

Money Fold Fox

The Fox, folded from a $10 bill

 Money Fold Baby Dragon

Baby Dragon

Lincoln Eagle

Lincoln Eagle

 Money Fold Elephant

Money Fold Elephant


Delicate Seahorse



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SF Giants Japanese Heritage Night 2018

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Linda at SF Giants

Every Year Paper Tree participates in the San Francisco Giants Japanese Heritage Night by teaching Origami to the fans.  A great time is had by all.  The usual models are a baseball and a Giants Jersey, which the kids particularly enjoy.  Watch for announcements next year in May.

Folding at the SF Giants

SF Giants Jersey Origami

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Congrats Mayor Elect London Breed

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London Breed Paper Tree
Congratulations Mayor Elect London Breed.  Neighborhood Girl Makes Good
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The Guardian on Japantown's 50th Anniversary
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1,001 Cranes

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The History

According to Japanese lore, if you have a wish, fold one thousand origami cranes and your wish will be granted.  If feudal Japan, brides would take upon this task called sembazuru in Japanese, in hopes that they will be rewarded with a long and prosperous marriage.

Today, family and friends will fold sembazuru for weddings, or as a get0well wish for someone who is ill, or to celebrate a special anniversary or birthday.  Sembazuru is also an art where the cranes are arranged in the shape of a family crest or other meaningful design and then framed and presented at the wedding reception or specal event.  This becomes an heirloom to be passed down through the generations, a modern symbol of a traditional art form.

Recently, sembazuru has developed into a worldwide phenomenon where communities gather together to fold cranes as a wish for world peace.  People from all walks of life and from all over the world fold sembazuru and send it to Hiroshima's Peace Park to wish for peace, and the hope that the tragedies of the bombing of Hiroshima will never happen again.

For more information email us at  To plan your own 1,001 crane art, visit  Below are some examples of projects we have done over the years.
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World's Largest Origami Cake

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On March 10th, 2017, the Great Wolf Lodge celebrated it's one year anniversary.  Traditionally, the one year anniversary gift is PAPER.  Therefore, the World's Largest Origami Cake was commissioned by our own Linda Mihara.  The 9ft tall cake featured animals from the Pacific Northwest, and included origami wolves, bears and beavers.



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