13 Thoki Yenn Orikata - page 5
                      WHY ORIKATA ? 
       Knowing only too well. that to claim to be the  
   inventor/creator/discoverer of a special design can rightfully 
   be challenged by anyone, who has discovered/created/invented 
   the same design, I have chosen to call my editions of these 
   shapes in this booklet by the Japanese term ORIKATA, which 
   according to the A.B.C. of ORIGAMI by Eric Kenneway is: 
             I) An archaic Japanese term (lit.  'fold shape) which has 
                the same meaning as 'origami'. (folded paper)
             2) A modern Japanese term, written differently from 1), 
                 meaning 'how to fold' or 'folding method'. 
                 (B.O.S. magazine No. 96.  October 1982, page 30.) 
   I use the term in the sense of 'my way of folding these shapes'. 
   I have 'lifted' certain of the ideas in this booklet.   
   The method of trisection is the Fujimoto method. 
   The DISPLACED HALF CUBES and their ring is lifted from  
   This very Interesting  book was given to me by Roberto Morassi.   
   The Origami version is my own. 
      In SCIENTIFIC AMIERICAN from some years ago I found in 
   an article by Martin Gardner, that the Chinese had lifted one 
   of my ideas many hundreds of years before I was born; namely 
   splitting the cube into 3 SKEW PYRAMIDS and calling them 
   Yangmas, the same article also shows that six Pyramids will 
   fold respectively into a cube and a rhombic dodecahedron when 
   taped into a cross of pyramids. 
   I have not invented the square or the cube or 
   the tetrahedron, neither have I invented or created the rectangle 
   nor the wrong tangle. 
                      It was all there before I came along. 
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