Artist Juho Könkkölä Creates Incredible Origami Sculptures Using A Single Sheet Of Paper

Finnish paper artist Juho Könkkölä creates expressive human figures using only a single sheet of paper. Mostly inspired by classical warriors and medieval knights, he has created plenty of amazing paper figures clad in intricate armors and equipped with cool-looking swords. But if you ask him his best piece so far, his handpicked choice is his Samurai origami sculpture.

Loyal to the traditional Japanese paper-folding art, Könkkölä creates each elaborate piece using various folds in a single piece of paper without cutting, tearing, or making alterations to the material. Just like most of his creations, the Samurai origami sculpture stands on its own. The awesome piece depicts the medieval Japanese warrior in detailed armor from head to foot. It features the recognizable kabuto (helmet) complete with maedate (pointed crest). And the scaly haidate (cuisses) flaunts impressive details that looks exactly like the real thing.

 

Samurai Origami Sculpture

 

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The tough-looking paper warrior proudly stands with a sword on one hand. Könkkölä reveals that his Samurai origami sculpture was folded from a 95cm x 95cm sheet of Wenzhou paper. This was actually his second piece inspired by the legendary Japanese soldiers. He created his first Samurai paper warrior back in March 2020 depicting the figure in a fighting stance. Then on January 2021, he decided to create another one by redesigning the previous piece.

 

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His second Samurai origami sculpture took him 3 months to complete. The artist claims that it was his first work of 2021 and is probably one of the most detailed designs from him so far. And we couldn’t agree more! Check out Könkkölä’s other astonishing paper sculptures on Instagram.

 

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