This charming act tells the story of the Willow Pattern plate design and the performer first shows how two sheets of ordinary newspaper have been glued together and pleated to make the basic paper fold. A variety of different figures is then produced by fanning, folding and twisting the pleated paper strip to illustrate the story of the Willow Pattern legend; they include a giant fan, double fan, bridge, pagoda door, sun, boat of dreams and twin stars. With a little practice, each figure flows into the next with almost magical effect and the complete routine is a good example of stage origami.
1st edition 1984; 1st digital edition 2017, 11 pages.
word count: 1908 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text