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Do Me A Favor
835 E. Camelback Road Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-200-0190
Fax: 602-200-0192
What makes our gift boutique unique is our dedication to the presentation of our gifts. Do Me a Favor has two paper libraries stocked with papers from all over the world. Italian papers stamped with gold, papers handmade from cloth by artisans in India, and patterns inspired by European artists. Paper is sold by the yard and by the sheet. The shop also occasionally hosts origami classes.

Kelly Paper
124 W. Indian School Rd., Phoeniz AZ 85013 / (602) 241-0581 / FAX (602) 241-0592
1998 East University, Tempe AZ 85281 / (602) 829-0298 / FAX (602) 829-0767
232 W. Grant Road, Tuscon AZ 85705 / (520) 623-6066 / FAX (520) 623-3543
Mail orders: (800) 67-KELLY
Premium and designer papers. Heat-sensitive, color-changing paper.

Paper Arts Mill and Studio
2293 S. Hardy Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 966-1998
Hundreds of imported designer papers, washi, bookmaking supplies.
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Jungkind Art Department
1201 S. Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (800) 888-9994
A retail art supply shop that carries a selection of prepackaged origami papers as well as single sheets of many different kinds of other papers suitable for folding.
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99 Ranch
3288 Pierce Street, Suite 500
Richmond CA 94804
Phone: (510) 558-2120
Part of a chain of Asian grocery stores. Carries Joss papers and Hell Notes, though they do not appear to sell online. See the website for additional locations in Anaheim, Arcadia, Cupertino, Daly City, Fremont, Gardena, Hacienda Heights, Irvine, Milpitas, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Diego, San Gabriel, San Jose, Van Nuys, Westminster. See listing also under Washington state.

Aaron Brothers
San Diego
Packaged Origami papers.

Phone: (800) 681-5533 or (650) 866-3814
362 Littlefield Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(800) 681-3355
FAX: (650) 866-3717
Wholesale supplier for imported origami kits, paper, and books.  Ask for a catalog, minimum order US$100, no credit cards.

All Things Origami
Terry A. Olsen
18543 Devonshire St. Suite 164
Northridge, CA 91324
Voice Mail: (818) 832-9466
Fax: (818) 368-1585
Designs special patterned paper which is printed by computer, then folds models with details in all the right places. Services - Models, pins, earrings, tie tacks, magnets, ornate gift boxes, mobiles, wedding and party favors, colorized paper and diagrams to fold your own, custom designs. Instruction - in person or on video, window displays, TV and film industry work, technical support.

Art Store
on India
San Diego, CA
Large sheets of handmade paper.

The Art Store
811 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 486-2600
Small selection of origami paper in 3-12 inch sizes. Both solids and prints. Selection of various art papers in larger, wrapping paper sizes suitable for origami.

Asahiya Bookstores
Branches in CA: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Gabriel, Santa Monica, and Torrance.

Asakichi Japanese Antiques
1730 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 921-2147
Lower level of the Kinokuniya Building in Japantown.  Lovely Japanese gifts, large selection of washi, sold in three sizes. Good prices on paper.
131 West Harris Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (877) 360-1855
Fax: (650) 871-9154
A few origami books and a selection of pre-cut origami paper in patterns and solid colors.

Belonging Gifts
2206 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 681 6826
Small selection of 150 mm square origami paper. Larger selection of smaller sizes of paper. Large selection of packages of strips of paper for Lucky Stars and similar folds. Note: This an Asian section of San Francisco with lots of cafes, a large Asian Market and assorted stores. Enjoyable with few tourists. Parking is do-able.

Ben Franklin Variety
Various locations - see website for current list
Six inch kami paper in prints and solids. Books by Temko and Fuse. Wrapping paper, tissue paper and various standard paper/stationary items.

Book Star
San Diego, CA
Origami books.

Born To Quilt
1685 Branham Lane, Suite 254
San Jose, CA USA 95118
Phone: 877-485-6320 toll free or 408-445-2641
Fax: 408-445-2642
Carries 100% cotton fabrics with origami themes - Chiogami Origami Blue (folded cranes on blue background), Origami Cranes and Bamboo (plum or red background), Origami Cranes and Kanji (folded cranes on black or plum background), and Jewel colored Cranes and Kanji (black background).

Bunka Do
340 East First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 625-8673
About 1 block from the Japanese-American National Museum in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles. Carries a large selection of paper and a small selection of books, including books by Fuse and Brill.

Califonia Paper Goods
30901 Timberline Road
Willits, CA 95490
Phone: (800) 637-6401 or (707) 459-9124
Specialty papers, embellishments, packaged origami paper (some quite unique!), foil, velour, rice paper, cork, and more. Online paper auction. We also have a retail shoppe located in the town of Willits. It is called The Good's Stamp Shoppe. If you are in the area and want to stop by it is right on Hwy 101 at 56 South Main St (Main Street is Hwy 101).If you have any special paper requests please call it in before visiting the shop as we are unable to stock everything in the store. Orders can be placed on-line and picked up at the store if you want to avoid shipping charges.

2780 Via Orange Way, Suite B
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Phone: (800) 776-2242
Fax: (619) 670-5203
Carries a few origami related kits: Beaded Crane Kit, Fabulous Foil Kit, Rainbow Luminaries Kit, and an improved Window Stars Kit.

Chi Thanh Trading Company/Hong Kong Trading Chinese Herbs Company
959 Grace Avenue
Oakland, CA
In Chinatown in Oakland, 12th Street station on the BART.  Colorful Hell-type notes. The colors are black, green and yellow and are printed as a Heaven Bank Note. Also found green and black Paradise Bank Notes. $.25/approx. 100 notes

P.O. Box 7216
San Francisco, CA 94120-7216
Phone: (800) 9-COLLAGE
They sell an assortment colored glassine in ten colors in 27" x 39" sheets for $16.00 + postage. The colors in the pack are yellow, red, light blue, purple, pink, orange, dark blue, dark green, light green, and hot pink.

146 Serramonte Center
Daly City, CA
Known informally as the "Japanese $1.50 Store." The Daly City location has 12,000 square feet of origami paper, dishes, snacks, CDs, Japanese doll house furniture and so on. Some origami paper was 150 mm from Japan. Some 150 mm paper was made in China for Daiso Japan. All $1.50 per package. Example: one package with 6 different Japanese crest designs - 60 sheets in great colors - beautifully done - for $1.50. This store is quite different from the "Japanese dollar store" in Japantown. Note: The store is not in the mall but acrosss the south east parking lot from the mall area.

San Antonio Center
550 Showers Drive, #1
Mt. View, CA 94040

El Macado Shopping Center
1785 Decoto Road
Union City, CA

146 Seramonte Centre, Daly City CA 941015
2200 Eastridge Loop, Suite1103, San Jose CA
1785 Decoto Rd, Union City CA
550 Showers Drive #1, Mountain View CA 94040
2125 New Park Mall, Newark CA
This Japanese 100-yen store (similar to $1 stores in the USA) has various locations around the world. They carry crafts and wrapping supplies, including packaged origami paper.

Dale Seymour Publications
P.O. Box 10888
Palo Alto, CA 94303-0879
Phone: (800) 872-1100

Dancing Brush Studios
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
Phone: (760) 943-7496
Fax: (760) 632-8564
Carries origami papers and oriental brush painting supplies which includes all the four treasures of ink stones, ink sticks, brushes from tiny to giant, and rice papers. Also carries Shikishi boards which are art paper laminated to a hard board backing, often used as a backing for origami landscape and floral pictures. Dancing Brush is the registered trademark of Rosemary KimBal.

Dick Blick
Stores in Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco areas. Check the website for addresses, phone numbers, and hours. Store carry origami paper, art paper, and some origami books - but you may find a greater variety by browsing their online catalog.

P.O. Box 3458
Ventura, California 93006
Phone: (805) 644-4462
Fax: (805) 456-3894
Cigar paper, made from by-products of tobacco plantations; coffee paper, from brewed coffee grounds and skins; banana paper; from by-products of the banana harvest; and lemon paper.

Elica's Paper
1801 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA
An art paper store with a wide selection of washi and hand-made and imported papers.

Environmental Technology Inc.
P.O. Box 365
Fields Landing, CA 95537
Phone: (707) 443-9323
Makes Enviro-Tex Lite, a polymer coating for preserving origami models or making origami jewelry.

624 South Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (866) 284-6123
Fax: (760) 439-4600
NOTE: Telephone is no longer reaching Enviropapers and web site is up for sale. I could not find information that this company has moved or changed names, so it may be out of business.
Wholesale supplier of quality handmade papers in 3 weights (100/200/300 gsm), including a wide variety of batik and decorative papers.  Also offers a variety of products made from these papers, including invitations, journals, stationary, and gift bags. Low minimums purchase requirements.  Call or send email for a free swatch sample.  See listing for "The Paper Butterfly" in California for the retail outlet for this company.

Fabric Indulgence & Art Supply
544 South Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA
Phone: (707) 964-6365
Small supply of standard origami paper plus some Thai papers. Did not see any books but their supply is ever changing.

Feng Shui Warehouse
P.O. Box 6689
San Diego, CA  92166
Phone: (800) 399-1599
Sells Joss Paper as a feng shui tool.  The papers are at .

28815 Mack Street
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 266 5104
Unique, specially designed paper and instructions for folding gift boxes and animals. Sells to the retail and wholesale markets.

Flax Art & Design San Francisco
1699 Market Street at Valencia
San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: (888) 352-9278 or (415) 552-2355
Fax: (800) 352-9123
Carries glassine in 27.5 in. by 50 meter rolls in various colors, and GIANT dollar bills (about 3 feet long and appropriately wide). Also fake British and Italian money. The associated site for The Paper Catalog carries many types of artisans paper in large sheets, and the site for The Collage Catalog carries packaged origami papers.

Geppetto's, a child's fantasy
Bazaar Del Mundo
Old Town
2754 Calhoun Street
San Diego CA 92110
Phone (610) 291-4606
A few packages of origami paper and beginner's books.

Green Field Paper Co.
7196 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 888-402-9979
Fax: 888-433-6133
Seed embedded paper (it will grow if planted), hemp paper, recycled paper and wrapping paper. Handmade paper can be made in custom colors and sizes.

Hanko Designs
875A Island Drive #186
Alameda, CA  94502
Phone/Fax: (510) 523-5603
Specializing in Asian and Hawaiian rubber stamps, Japanese origami, art papers, and accessories. Retail and wholesale sales.  Mail order, web sales, fax, and telephone orders only. No store front. Color catalog available.

436 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco CA USA 94110
Small but classy collection of origami papers.

Hearth Song
Arden Fair, Sacramento
3505 North California Street, San Francisco
1812 Fourth Street, Berkeley
156 North Main Street, Sebastopol
Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
1344 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame
Phone: (800) 325-2502
Fax: (309) 689-3857
Colored glassine in sheets (maybe 14" x 18") in a mix of colors. They call it rainbow transparency paper and it's 10 sheets for $4.95 + shipping, and a jewel tone pack with 9 colors for $3.95. They also carry a book called "Window Stars" to make stained-glass like decorations from the glassine ($9.95). They do mail order.

The Herbarium
PO Box 246836
Sacramento, CA 95824
Retail decorative papers and etc. - The catalog is $2.50 ($4.00 for Canada).  NOTE: A source has indicated that this shop may now be under new ownership and operating under a new name.

Hiromi Paper International
2525 Michigan Ave Unit G-9
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 866-479-2744
Papers from papermills throughout Japan. Kozo, Gampi, Washi, unryu, cork paper, wood grain paper, lace paper, papyrus, paper made from various fruits and vegetables, wheat paste, bone folders, bookbinding supplies, paper making supplies, methyl cellulose, packaged origami paper, a couple of origami books.

Hollyhock Stationary
3506 Mount Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA
Phone: (925) 299-0164
Selection of gift wrap and individual papers suitable for origami.

Kamei Housewares
525-547 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
Good Section of origami paper in the middle front area of this large store. Located a couple of blocks west of Pacific Books (see listing below). Note: another Asian section of San Francisco with lots of Dim Sum cafes and open-to-the-street shops. Few tourists. Try parking on the side streets.

Kasuri Dyeworks
P.O. Box 1428
Saratoga WY 82331
Phone: (307) 326-3717
Crane Fabric - blue outlines on white, made in Japan and is very expensive. Importer of fabrics made for the traditional kimono industry.  Kasuri Dyeworks has closed their store, but they appear to still do mail order and to participate in various textile, quilt, and sewing shows around the country.

Kelly Paper
Locations throughout California - see info on their web site.
Phone: (800) 67-KELLY
Premium and designer papers. Heat-sensitive, color-changing paper.

Key Curriculum Press
PO Box 2304
Berkeley, CA 94702-9983
Phone: (800) 995-MATH
A geometry-oriented outlet. They have Fuse's "Unit Origami" book, as well as *huge* packs of origami paper and patty paper (translucent squares of paper used by restaurants to separate hamburger patties).
424 Peninsula Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: (650) 401-3665, (800) 391-8028
Fax: (650) 401-7606
Packaged origami papers, packaged washi papers, nori paste. Will ship overseas.

Kingstone Bookstore
Pacific East Mall
3288 Pierce Street
Richmond, California 94804
Phone: (510) 527-6856
Across from grocery store. Small selection of approximately 6 inch, 3 inch and 1 1/2 inch origami papers from Taiwan. LOTS of Lucky Star and Boat paper strips. The books are simple, children's type. Nothing complex. all in Chinese. The origami is on a sliding rack - just push it to the side. The books are behind it. Also, a wonderful selection of unusually shaped red envelopes. The store is part of a chain based in Taiwan - their website is in Chinese. UPDATE from a recent visit - Only one origami book - children's type in Chinese, huge selection of Lucky Star paper, the book shelves no longer slide.

Kinokuniya Bookstores
3030 Harbor Blvd., Suite G3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 662-2319

Kinokuniya Bookstores
1581 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
Phone: (415) 567-7625
Fax: (415) 567-4109
In the JapanTown Center, Kinokuniya Building. Lots of origami paper. Across from Kinokuniya Stationary.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
675 Saratoga Ave. (in Mitsuwa Plaza)
San Jose, CA 95129
Phone: (408) 252-1300
South of Stevens Creek Blvd. and I-280. There is also a small Japantown in San Jose with a few general merchandise stores which carry some origami paper.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
123 Onizuka Street, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 687-4480
The store is located on the second level of an outdoor mall, Weller Court, that is attached to the New Otani Hotel, near Los Angeles City Hall (about 4 flocks from the Civic Center Subway station). Japanese bookstore with imported books, prepackaged paper and washi. There are other stores in the area that carry origami books and supplies.

Kinokuniya Stationary and Gift
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 567-8901
In the JapanTown Center, Kinokuniya Building. Lots of origami paper. Across from Kinokuniya Bookstore.

Kotobuki Trading Company
222 Harris Ct.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 588-8593
Fax: (650) 588-6773
Kotobuki Trading Company is the principal supplier of origami papers to the retail trade. Kotobuki only sells wholesale to the retail trade.

Legion Paper
6333 Chalet Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Phone (800) 727-3716
Fax (562) 927-6100
International Phone (562) 928-5600
Wholesaler of fine art paper. Check the website for local shops that retail papers imported by Legion.

Rockridge (San Francisco area)
A surprisingly large and varied collection of origami paper. There are other branches of Long's, but no info on whether they also carry origami paper.

Lyon Supply Company
420 E 4th
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 435-5383
Fax: (562) 437-6094
Origami paper.

Maido Stationary - NOW CLOSED  during early summer 2007
31 Town and Country Villa
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone:  (650) 330-0284
In the Town and Country Village mall at the intersection of Embarcadero and El Camino.

Maido Stationary
San Francisco, CA
In the Japantown Center, Kinokuniya building (right across from the Kinokuniya bookstore).

Magnolia Editions Paper
2527 Magnolia Street
Oakland, CA
Phone: (510) 839-5268
Paper making supplies, books, and workshops.

Marukai 98 Cents Stores
Locations in Gardena, Torrence, and Orange County
Packs of origami paper at good prices. Stock varies, but recently they had kami, double sided colored paper, and Chiyogami.

1737 Post St.
San Francisco, CA. 94115
Phone: (415) 922-9450
An extensive selection of all qualities of origami paper, from inexpensive paper for classrooms to beautiful hand-made washi.

Miki's Paper (Japanese Handmade Paper)
1801 Fourth Street
Berkeley CA
tel 510.845.9530
fax 510.845.5619
They sell gorgeous large sheet washi paper, and a very small selection of pre-cut square paper. They carry wallets, greeting cards, ink-jet paper, a small selection of A4 paper, CD gift wrapping containers, rolls of machine-made Japanese paper.

4240 Kearny Mesa Road.
San Diego, CA
Phone: (858) 569-6699
Asian market with a good selection on Asian-language origami books. Other locations in Costa Mesa, San Jose, Los Angeles, Torrance, and San Gabriel. See their website for details on locations.

Morning Glory
A chain of Korean stationery stores. Branches in the metropolitan Los Angeles. Web site carries boxes of crane folding paper, boat folding paper, lucky star folding paper, crane egg folding paper.

Montmartre Artists' Supplies
156 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: (707) 824-4837
Fax: (707) 824-8692
Standard Japanese origami papers ranging in size from approximately 3 to 6 inches. Larger sheets of Japanese and Indian handmade papers.

Mountain Valley Paper Company
400 Forbes Blvd, Unit 3
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(866) 262-6601 - toll free
(415) 692-4985 - main
(415) 692-4985 - fax
Gold Leaf brand papers including unryu, mulberry, hemp, abaca, sugar cane, and marbled. TOYO origami papers. Sells to wholesalers or resellers only.

Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company
3810 Cypress Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: (707) 763-1700
Manufacturer of Mrs. Grossman's stickers. Offers a free one hour tour followed by the opportunity to shop at the company store for stickers, sticker books, gel pens, card stock and a small selection of origami paper. Petaluma is located in Sonoma County about 45-60 minutes north of San Francisco on Highway 101. Parking is free and easy.

4825 Stoddard Road
P.O. Box 3837
Modest, CA  95352-3837
Phone: (800) 558-9595 or (209) 545-1600
Fax: (209) 545-1669
The company specializes in supplies for homeschooling.  They carry a small assortment of origami books and paper in the Arts and Crafts Section.
2800 28th Street, Suite 215
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-581-2811
Fax: 310-581-2831
Sells hand-folded origami boxes

Phone: (650) 757-FOLD  or (650) 757-3653
Custom origami including 1000 crane designs, boxes, and senbazuru (linked cranes) designs by Linda Tomoko Mihara.

Pacific Books
524 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA  94118
Phone: (415) 751-2238
Small selection of Chinese books. Near #2 bus route.

The Paper Butterfly
214 Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA  92054
Phone: (760) 439-8689
Retail source for specialty papers and art supplies. Grand opening on February 1, 2001.  See listing under "Environpapers" in California for the wholesale outlet for this supplier.

Paper Goods - A Division of Good Stamps * Stamp Goods
30901 Timberline Road
Willits, CA 95490
Phone: (707) 459-9124   (800) 637-6401
Fax: (707) 459-5021
Email: or
Retail shop is The Good's Stamp Shoppe at 56 South Main St in Willits, CA. Special paper requests can be called in. Custom cutting, watercolor, confetti, woodgrain, linen, laid, marbled, glossy, and other specialty papers. Also precut origami papers, large sheets, and handmade paper from India.

534 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101-0671
Phone: (619) 234-5457
Carries large sheets of imported, handmade and other papers, as well as pre-cut origami squares.

Paper Mart
5361 Alexander Street
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Phone: (800) 745-8800
Specializes in industrial and retail packaging, but products include kraft paper, wrapping paper, printed tissue paper, cellophane, embossed florist foil, solid color foil rolls, mylar, metallic tissue, and polypropylene film (clear, colored, and printed).

Paper Origins
Paper Origins
P O Box : 1318
Mountain View , CA, 94041
Phone: (650) 704-2936
Fax: (209) 254-9060
Specialty papers.

Paper Source
9460 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 288-9700
Also locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Costa Mesa, and Pasadena - see website for addresses
Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

The Paper Tree
1743 Buchanan Mall
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 921-7100
An office supply/stationery store with lots of origami paper and an excellent and growing selection of origami books.

Paper Zone
10831 Olson Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 859-0225
Fax: (916) 859-0325
Handmade and packaged paper, origami paper, gift wrap, scrapbook paper, and embellishments.

 3645 Mount Diablo Blvd.
Phone: (925) 283-2391
Lafayette, California (Contra Costa County, near Walnut Creek, CA) Classy gift wrapping paper suitable for origami. Stock varies.

Pearl Art & Craft Supplies
969 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 357-1400

1250 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 854-4900

7227 Edinger
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 903-5100

Huge arts & crafts store with an excellent selection of large sheets of art paper and imported and domestic paper, some origami paper. You can find a list of all their US locations at:

El Cajon (just west of 70th)
San Diego, CA
Carries Origami paper in variuos sizes, harmony patterns, Japanese prints.

Radstons OP Office Plus
1950 Shattuck Avenue 
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 843-2610
Approximately. 1 block north of the University and ShattuckAvenue intersection. Small selection of standard 6 inch solid color and print origami paper.

318 South Detroit 316
Los Angeles - California - 90036
Phone: (949) 215.1725
Prisoners work to reduce their sentences and earn cash in this venture that produces tridimensional cards, using the logo of the company/customer, for special events such as: launching of a product, calendars, year-end messages, anniversary of a company or its employees'birthday... The cards are hand made, using the insertion technique with no use of cuts and glue.

Sakura Horikiri
19800 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 218
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (310) 214-5055
Japanese washi and craft company.

Sakura Horikiri USA Inc
2444 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA  90501
Phone: (310) 212-7878
Japanese washi and craft company.

120 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91105
Phone: (626) 395-7293 or (800) 248-0030
Fax: (626) 395-7290
Online source with an extensive line of fine Japanese papers, dolls, and origami supplies.

Soko Hardware
1698 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 931-5510
In the heart of Japantown. Varied selection of plain, foil and print origami paper. Paper for Japanese dolls. Some books. The selection varies. The paper is on the main, first floor, toward the back (north end) of the store.

SAR (Some Assembly Required)
3353 Albatross St.
San Diego, CA 92103-5501
Phone: (206) 725-7624
Sells precut paper kits and stamps sets for making the units from your own paper for 3-D paper sculptures. Sizes from jewelry size to ornament size. Unique!

Something Special
3288 Pierce Street  #B 103
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 528-2842
2 1/4 inch crane paper that "twinkles." Lucky Star paper also available - also supposed to "twinkle." Just did a test.....the paper does sort of glow - no twinkles.

Sparkling Sweet Origami
Origami gifts - folded models include cranes, butterflies, swans, flowers, baby booties, gift boxes, and note cards. Orders can be customized.

Sugi Fine Bedding & Gifts
961-A Moraga Road
Lafayette CA 94549
Phone: (925) 299-0882
Exit Highway 24 fir Central Lafayette. Store is one block from Mt. Diablo Boulevard.
Origami stock varies and the total amount is small but a nice selection of washi and some standard Kami.

Super Tokio
251 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
A small "ma & pa" type, neighborhood Japanese grocery just east of the Asian shopping area on Clement Street in San Francisco. The origami paper is in a vertical case as you walk into the store. Kami & washi in 6 inch and 3 sizes plus a few packages of larger and smaller papers from Japan. Good prices for a limited variety.

Susana's Custom Art and Card Design
9000 Crow Canyon Road, S-289
Danville CA 94506-1175
Phone: (925) 980-0184
Carries Dovecraft and Laura Ashley designer paper packs in 6"x6", 8"x8". Also 12"x12" metallic paper.

Sweet Briar Books
654 G Street
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (916) 750-BOOK
A used book shop.  Stock is unpredictable.  Has not carried any origami books recently.

TaylorTrade Talk, Inc.
315 Alamo Square
Alamo, CA 94507
Phone: (888) 709-2638 or (925) 743-2794
Fax: (925) 743-2795
Distributes sets of multimedia origami programs by AS Multimedia. Six sets are available: Clothing, Animals, Boxes, Characters, Parties, Boats. Each teaches five traditional models using step-by-step online instructions where you watch the virtual paper being folded. A downloadable demo is available from their website.

Teacher-Parent Supply
6455 Pacific Avenue
Stockton CA 95207
Phone: (209) 472-1531
Fax (209) 472-1586
Fadeless Paper in 20 colors (19 plus a metallic gold; sort of mat finish, not really shiny). The paper is 50lb. white sulfite with ink coated color. Rolls: 12 colors in 24 in x 12 ft rolls, 20 colors in 48 in x 50 ft rolls. Sheets: 12 x 18 in 20 colors 60 sheet pkg., 12 x 18 assorted colors 20 sheet pkg., 18 x 24 assorted colors 60 sheet pkg. "Duet" sheets each side "ink coated a different, vivid color", 6 color combinations 12 x 18 in 30 sheet pkg.

Thousand Cranes Futon shop
1803 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 849-0501
Small selection of interesting print origami paper. Some washi. Stock varies.
1271 Washington Avenue, PMB #300
San Leandro, CA 94577 USA
Phone: (510) 568-1112
Fax: (510) 569-1901
Sells Hell Notes (decorated fake money traditionally burned as funerary gifts), incorrectly called Joss Paper.

T-M-Q Group
701 North Loara Street, #4-501
Anaheim, CA 92803-4501 U.S.A.
Phone: 1(714) 994-2065
Fax: 1(714) 994-6565
Origami paper.

TWP Inc.
2831 Tenth Street,
Berkeley, CA 94710 USA
Phone: 800-227-1570 or 510-548-4434
Fax: 510-548-3073
Retail source for metal mesh. Minimum order $75 per item.

UCD Bookstore
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-2952, (530) 752-6846, (530) 752-9068
Carries packaged origami paper.

University Art
Meridian Ave.
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 297-4707
Palo Alto, CA (415) 328-3500 (bigger store)
They have a good supply of art papers, including unryu and Wyndstone Marble

Books, Stationary, Gifts and Office Supply
7812 Girard Avenue
LaJolla CA 92037
Phone: (858) 454-0347
Small selection of origami papers - mostly 6 inch kami and a few printed Japanese papers. Small selection of basic origami books.

Western Numerical Control
983 Golden Gate Terrace
Grass Valley, CA 95945-5938
Phone: (530) 477-7575
Fax: (530) 477-1917
Carries rolls of paper tape in various colors, including paper/mylar/paper and mylar/foil/mylar laminations. Their site even states "Suitable for Origami". Great for making flexicubes and the knotology creations of Heinz Strobl.

Westwood Ceramic Supply
14400 Lomitas Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91746
Phone: (818) 330-0631
Carried a "ceramic paper" that could be folded and then fired to make a (brittle) porcelain model.

World Book Store
868 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
In Chinatown in Oakland, 12th Street station on the BART.

7148 Lantana Terr.
Carlsbad, CA  92009
Produces a plastic tool called WrapMaster for cutting wrapping paper. You can order it directly (current price as of 8/2001 is $7.95 each + 5.20 shipping. or are sources.

490 Eccles Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080-1901
Phone: (800) 262-6454 or (650) 737-8888
Fax: (800) 843-1000 or (650) 737-8887
Imports Japanese paper and art supplies to the USA.  Origami paper includes Fold-Ems (with pre-printed crease lines), animal prints, glow-in-the-dark paper, Jurassic paper, and various prints, mixed color, and single color packages. Web site also includes project ideas including folding instructions for several origami models.
1192 Cherry Avenue,
San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
Phone: (650) 517-5100 and (888) 716-5753
Fax: (650) 517-5111
An - like source featuring imports from Asia. A good place to find Japanese language origami books with an English search engine and ordering capabilities.
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Accord Publishing, Ltd.
1732 Wazee Street, #202
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 298-1300
Fax: (303) 298-7111
Publisher of the "Easy Origami: 2001 Daily Calendar", ISBN 1-57939-055-2, by Margaret Van Sicklen.  Other sources for the calendar include and .

The Artist’s Haven
527 Bogart Lane
Grand Junction, CO
Art supply store that carries some origami kits.

Into the Wind
Boulder, CO
Phone: (303) 449-5356
Kite Store - Carries Tyvek "paper" in 1-20 yard lengths. Look on their website under "Kitemaking Supplies".
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Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller
Falls Village, CT 06031-5000
Discount books.  They do not ship outside the USA.
Falls Village, CT 06031-5000
Discount books.  They do not ship outside the USA.

S&S Arts and Crafts
75 Mill Street
Dept. 2020
Colchester, CT 06415
Phone: (800) 842-7730

Sugarworks, LLC
P.O Box 1264
Norwalk, CT 06856-1264
Phone: (203) 866-8144
Max Kitano is an artist specializing in hand-crafted sugar creations, include origami cranes. Other items are cherry blossoms, sushi, Kanji letters, butterflies, sea shells, chile pepper, Ukiyo-e, fortune cookies, picture frames, and holiday designs. Cranes can also be made out of acrylic for a more permanent wedding cake topper of hanging decoration. All items can be customized.
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Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: (877) 933-6969 or (561) 748-2030
Roses made from personalized / printed paper in a variety of colors.

Japan Pavillion - EPCOT Center
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 827-8513

Pierre Books
18185 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33160
Phone: (305) 702-0766 or  (888) 702-0766
French origami books by Didier Boursin.

32713 Radio Road, #101
Leesburg, FL 34788
Phone: (352) 315-0333
The southeast's largest source for handmade paper. Serving the book and paper arts, stamp and scrapbook arts, and letter artists. The shoppe "where your paper arts and crafts are wonderfully-made!"

Small Parts, Inc.
13980 N.W. 58th Court
P.O. Box 4650
Miami Lakes, FL 33014-0650
Phone orders: 1.800.220.4242---M-F, 8:30am-6:00pm (ET)
Fax: 1.800.423.9009---7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Special Purchasing Services: 305.557.8005
Manufacturing Services: Call Ziggy at: 305.557.8004
Customer Service: 305.557.7955
International Fax: 305.558.0509
Carries brass and stainless steel shim stock and tin snips. If you are interested in attempting to fold metal, brass in thickness 0.001" may be your best bet. Sheets available in 6"x9" and 6"x18".

The Chemistry Store
520 NE 26th Court
Pompano Beach, FL  33064
Phone: 1-800-224-1430, 1-888-816-4441, 1-888-295-3397
Carries Methylcellulose for back-coating or wet-folding. There is a $10.00 minimum on all orders (includes shipping and handling).

World Journal Bookstore
North Miami Beach, Kissimmee (at Splendid China), FL
Chinese origami books from Taiwan.
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Binders Art Supply & Frames
3330 Piedmont Road
Suite 18
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 237-6331
In the Lindbergh Shopping Center

Ichiyo Art Center
432 East Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 233-1846
Fax: (404) 233-8012
Some very nice papers, many from Japan. Also supplies for many other Japanese arts (Ikebana, washi eggs, mizuhiki, sumi-e).

If It's Paper
535 Indian Trail-Lilburn Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30247
Phone: (404) 923-4735

If It's Paper
8610 Roswell Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30350
Phone: (404) 998-9226

6100 Fulton Industrial Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30336-2852
Phone: (404) 346-7000
Fax: (404) 349-9091
9630 Norwalk Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-2932
Phone: (562) 692-5911
fAX: (562) 695-2323
600 County Line Rd.
Elmhurst, IL 60126-2081
Phone: (630) 833-0300
Fax: (630) 834-9427
200 Aurora Industrial Pkwy.
Aurora, OH 44202
Phone: (330) 995-5500
Fax: (330) 995-9600
200 New Canton Way
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: (609) 259-8900
Fax: (609) 259-3575
Metal mesh (search for "wire cloth").

The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking
Located at IPST (Institute of Paper Science and Technology) at Georgia Tech
500 10th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-5794
Director Cindy Bowden 
Phone: (404) 894-7840
Fax: (404) 894-4778

Sam Flax
On Northside
Atlanta, GA

World Journal Bookstore
Chamblee, Doraville, GA
Chinese origami books from Taiwan.
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Kahala Mall
4211 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI  96816
Phone: (808) 737-3323

Ben Franklin Crafts - multiple locations listed below
see for store locations including outside islands. Carries craft supplies, packaged origami paper, some washi, kits for washi crafts, mizuhiki, and scrapbooking papers incl. 12" square paper.
Market City
2919 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI  96826
Phone: (808) 735-4211

1020 Keolu Dr
Kailua, HI  96734
Phone: (808) 261-4621

2810 Paa St
Honolulu, HI  96819
Phone: (808) 833-3800

Pearl City Center
850 Kamehameha Hwy
Pearl City, HI  96782
(808) 455-1909

Bestsellers Books & Music
Bishop Square [Downtown Honolulu] (808) 528-2378
Hilton Hawaiian Village [Waikiki] (808) 953-2378
Honolulu International Airport (808) 836-2378
Origami books in the craft section.

Borders Bookstore
Honolulu - 1200 Ala Moana (located in Ward CENTER)
Waipahu - 94-821 Lumiaina (located at Waikele Shopping center close to Northshore)

Classic Cranes
Cathy Lancaster
91-1058 P Kekuilani Lp. #1407
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone/Fax: (808) 455-4455 or (808) 674-8148
Folding Origami Cranes has been an Island tradition symbolizing long life and happiness. One thousand and one cranes properly folded and mounted becomes a beautiful work-of-art that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. You can have your 1001 cranes mounted to the design of your choice and framed for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, (yakudoshi) or any occasion. The mounting includes the arrangement of your choice on a black velvet background and framed to your specifications. Prices vary according to the complexity of your design. Professional, knowledgeable and personalized service. We crate for Insured Shipping.

P.O Box 30091
Honolulu, HI
Custom designs of 1001 Origami Cranes.

Craft Supply of Honolulu - multiple locations listed below
Carries craft supplies - packaged origami paper, washi, some handmade paper, kits for washi crafts, mizuhiki, scrapbooking papers incl. 12" square paper.
1960 South King Street
Honolulu, HI  96826
 Phone: (808) 942-5044

Pearl Highlands Center
1000 Kamehameha Hwy
Pearl City, HI  96782
Phone: (808) 456-3533

Check their web page for coupons.

Creations by You
1801 Liliha Ave
Honolulu, HI  96817
Phone: (808) 536-5255
General craft supplies and simple origami/money folding books.

Creations Unlimited
95-1249 Meheula Parkway Unit 016
Mililani, HI  96789
Phone: (808) 623-4661
Scrapbooking supplies.

Cute Stuff
2600 S. King St., Suite 204
Honolulu, HI  96826
Phone: (808) 944-2097
Rubber stamp and scrapbook supplies; teabag folding books

Kaheka Street
Honolulu, HI
Origami paper in their main store and in the stationary/gift concession near the cash registers.

Derek S. Hiroe
Origami Artistry
98-029 Hekaha St., Ste 30
Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: (808) 488-0660 or (808) 488-2422
Company arranges 1000 cranes into Chinese or Japanese characters, scenic pictures, etc.

Do Me A Favor in Honolulu
Custom framed 1001 crane designs.

Downtown Gifthings
195 S. Hotel St.
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: (808) 531-5497
Scrapbooking papers incl. 12" square; gold stickers with origami crane.

Flora-Dec Sales
373 N Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu, HI  96817
Phone: (808) 537-6194
Florist/craft supplies, packaged origami paper, giftwrap, "fadeless" art paper, and florist foil.

Frame Masters
South King Street
Honolulu, HI
Phone: (808) 955-6771
Company arranges 1000 cranes into Chinese or Japanese characters, scenic pictures, etc.

GBC Boxes & Packaging - multiple locations listed below
Giftwrap, florist foil, Kraft paper.
(800) 682-4425

Main Store
4478 Malaai Street
Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: (808) 423-4111

Waikiki - Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
2301 Kalakaua Ave. Suite C302B
3rd floor, next to the Post Office
Phone: (808) 926-6960

Sears - Ala Moana Shopping Center
1st floor, next to Oceanic Cable TV
Phone: (808) 947-0350

Pearlridge Shopping Center Uptown (Phase I)
Ground floor, next to Macy's
(808) 487-5588

Ward Warehouse
2nd floor next to Verizon
Phone: (808) 589-1085

Downtown - Fort Street Mall
900 Fort St. Mall Suite 110
Pioneer Plaza
Phone: (808) 536-0133

Windward Mall
2nd floor, next to Macy's
Phone: (808) 235-1762

Hakubundo Inc.
1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 121
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: (808) 947-5503
Japanese bookstore in downtown Honolulu. Origami books in Japanese and English, including books by Nishimura and Watanabe on Japanese Paper Doll Craft (anesama ningyoo). WIDE variety of papers, including packaged origami papers, washi, and some A4 paper. Also carries "tsuyadashi", a Japanese product made by made by the washi craft company Sakura Horikiri. It is an acrylic lacquer that comes in a nail polish type bottle, nontoxic, fast drying, $3 to $4 a bottle. Good for finishing and hardening models, especially jewelry. Ask if they still have a discount for teachers.

Hawaiian Graphics
1923 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI  96826
Phone: (808) 973-7171
Art supplies - handmade papers, occasionally elephant hide, fadeless, some packaged origami paper.

Hilo Art and Glass Supply
126 Keawe Street 96720
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 935-9967
Origami supplies in downtown Hilo.

At Ala Moana
Honolulu, HI
Origami paper. Also sells "Origami by Jan" products.

Kimura's Lauhala Shop
Holualoa, Hawaii (the Big Island)
Phone: (808) 324-0053
Lauhala Animal Ornaments (Hawaiian-style origami creatures) — birds, dolphins, whales — are handmade from pandanus leaves. $3

Little Dollhouse
98-1247 Kaahumanu ST. Suite 109A
Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: (808) 484-4416
Carries "tsuyadashi", a Japanese product made by made by the washi craft company Sakura Horikiri. It is an acrylic lacquer that comes in a nail polish type bottle, nontoxic, fast drying. Good for finishing and hardening models, especially jewelry.

Mari & Me
P.O. Box 161148
Honolulu, HI  96816
Phone/Fax: (808) 373-7269
A rubber stamp company specializing in Japanese and other Asian designs including a folded Tsuru (crane) and a Japanese girl folding cranes.

Marukai Wholesale Mart - multiple locations listed below
Membership required for entry. Origami crane chopstick rests, packaged origami papers incl. kits for senbazuru (joined cranes). Selection varies.
2310 Kamehameha Hwy
Honolulu, HI  96819
Phone: (808) 845-5051

1020 Auahi St
Honolulu, HI  96814
Phone: (808) 593-9888

Masako's Gifts & Crafts
1259 S. Beretania Suite 1
Honolulu, HI  96814
Phone: (808) 597-8172
Best selection of washi in Hawaii, at good prices.

Morning Glory
A chain of Korean stationery stores. Branches in Hawaii.
Packaged origami paper (most 2" or smaller), "lucky star" strips, some A4 paper.

Origami by Jan
Origami jewelry (pins and earrings) - crane, butterfly, frog, turtle, camellia, triple camellia, square, wing, star, aloha shirt. Note: Jan recently passed away but her husband Paul is continuing the business.

Origami Do Experience
International Market Place
2330 Kalakaua Ave ES#201
Honolulu  HI 96815
Phone: (808) 922-9431
Gallery of origami masterworks, origami demonstrations, video folding stations, private and group origami and papermaking lessons. Video DVDs for sale include Michael LaFosse's designs, Valerie Vann's Magic Rose Cube, and Ethan R, Plaut's Architectural Origami. Also beginner to expert origami books by Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander.

The Paper Palette
P.O. Box 235114
Honolulu, HI 96823
Voice Mail: (808) 595-3439
A large selection of specialty papers & card stock.

1224 Wilhelmina Rise
Honolulu, HI  96816
Phone: (808) 737-5045
Many scrapbooking papers incl. 12" square

At Ala Moana Shopping Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Unit 2250
Honolulu, HI 95814
Phone: (808) 973-9111
Fax: (808) 973-9160
Packaged origami paper, washi, a few books.

Stamps and Memories
98-029 Hekaha St Unit 16
Aiea, HI  96701
Phone: (808) 484-9107
Fax: (808) 486-7109
Mostly stamping and scrapbooking supplies, including scrapbook paper and various paper decorations.

SuMoCa Arts - The Art of One Thousand and One Origami Cranes
P.P. Box 104
Honolulu, HI 96810-0104
Phone: (808) 226-2882
Fax: (808) 545-3294
Origami Crane
Specializes in creating custom images and montages from 1001 cranes. Typically, you provide the cranes, though they can also contract out the folding work.

Kahala Mall (808) 737-9550
Mililani Town Center (808) 623-2138
Pearlridge Center Phase I (808) 488-9488
Waikiki Shopping Plaza (808) 922-4154
Windward Mall [Kaneohe] (808) 235-8044
Origami books in craft section; Jodi Fukumoto's books may be in the Hawaiian section instead.

Honolulu, HI
I have not heard of other Wal-Marts carrying origami paper, but this one carried Fold-Ems packaged origami papers at good prices.
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Jim Croft
Box 211
Santa, ID 83866
Phone: (208) 245-3043
Handmade bone folders from Elk bone. Very small and smooth.
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Aiko's Art Material Import Inc.
3347 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 404-5600
Fax: (773) 404-5919
2 blocks past Belmont, open Tues.-Sat., 10AM-5PM
NOTE: This store is closing in Spring 2008 - check before then in case there are any sales before the closing! A store of imported Japanese paper. An extensive selection of paper types and patterns. Small supply of origami books and pre-packaged papers. Places of Origami interest nearby:
Pink Frog @ 857 West Belmont - a dress shop with a sign which has a pink origami frog on it.
Ann Sather's Restaurant @ 929 W Belmont - restaurant where CHAOS has its quarterly Gathers at Sathers meetings. Also, a senior group meets there on Wednesdays or Thursdays for origami. There are several used bookstores on Clark.

Asahiya Bookstores
Arlington Hts., IL at the Mitsuwa Plaza (near Chicago)

Brookfield Zoo Bookstore
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield IL
Phone: (708) 485-0263
The bookstore is within the Zoo itself. They charge the cover prices for the books.

Dick Blick
PO Box 1267
Galesburg, IL 61501
Phone: (800) 447-8192
Art Supplies, Fadeless paper in sheets, rolls, single and duo color.

Dick Blick
Fairview Heights, IL.
Art Supplies, Fadeless paper in sheets, rolls, single and duo color.

J. Toguri Mercantile Co.
851 West Belmont
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 929-3500
On Belmont between Clark and the CTA station (just east of the Red line El stop). Sells Japanese merchandise including origami paper and books.

Magic, Inc.
5082 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
Phone: (312) 334-2855
A magic shop that publishes The Flapping Bird by Samuel and Jeanne Randlett, and Folding Money. vols. I and II.

Midwest Magic
9706 Franklin Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (847) 455-4288
Money folding and troublewit books.

100 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: (847) 956-6699
Asian market with a good selection on Asian-language origami books.

Morning Glory
A chain of Korean stationery stores. Branches in Chicago.

Origami Lane
Lane Allen, A.I.A.
201 Union Ave.
Batavia, IL 60510
Phone: (630) 879-8831
Dynamic folded metal sculptures for personal and corporate artwork. Also supplies copper, brass, and aluminum metal mesh for folding in fine, medium, and heavy weights. Can provide guidance on type and weight of metal to use for various sized models and ways to finish, paint, or create patinas on the metal.

Paper Source
232 West Chicago St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 337-0798
Extensive selection of all sorts of art and patterned papers. Upper level has a large collection of rubber stamps and supplies. Located about a mile west of North Michigan Avenue. Just below the Chicago Avenue El stop, on the Ravenswood line. Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Paper Source
919 West Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 525-7300
Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Paper Source
2100 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 773-8830
Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Paper Source
490 Central Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 266-6100
Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Paper Source
1109 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: (708) 445-7700
Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Intersection of Franklin and Chicago Ave. (across the street from Paper Source)
Carries some origami paper, but it is mainly an art supply store.  It also has some full sheets of marbled papers, bertini prints, kozo, etc.  They offer products at about a 20 % discount off regular price.

Village Supplies, LTD (
3215 West 111th Street (Sales Office, not a retail outlet)
Chicago, Illinois  60655
Phone: (773) 238-3525.
Art and drafting supplies, but carries Yasutomo & Company packaged origami papers, including animal prints, glow-in-the-dark paper, hologram, and metallic paper. Origami papers can be found directly at this link.

We Are Paper 
922 N. Noble Street
Chicago, IL  60622
Phone: (800) 433-8580 or (773) 395-8580
Fax: (773) 395-8584
Email: (customer service) or (sales)
Tree-free, handmade paper from 100% recycled cotton and silk rag remnants.  Acid and chlorine free.  Lines include leather, stone-washed, floral, crinkle, inclusions, stationary, gift bags, invitations, journals, and large sheets.

World Journal Bookstore
Chicago, IL
Chinese origami books from Taiwan.
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Makielski, Inc.
Your Store to Explore!
3838 N. Main Street
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545-3110
Phone: (800) 688-0038
Fax: (219) 259-2900
Email: or 
Art supply near South Bend in the northwest section of Indiana. Carries the standard selection of Origami papers along with various books, Black Ink papers, children's origami kits, papermaking kits, and general art supplies.
6801 Melton Rd Ste C
Gary, IN 46403
PHONE: (219) 938-3333
TOLL-FREE (888) 938-3033
FAX: (219) 938-3385
Metallic, Linen, Fiber, Parchment, Vellum and other types of paper in various size sheets.

Twinrocker Handmade Paper
100 East Third Street / P.O. Box 413.
Brookston, IN  47923
Phone: (800) 757-TWIN or (765) 563-3119
Fax: (765) 563-TWIN
Handmade paper of various thicknesses, sizes, shapes, and textures.  Also papermaking supplies, stationary/cards/invitaions, watercolor papers, swatch books, carboxymethylcellulose, custom jobs, papermaking lessons and workshops, and plant tours.
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The Art Store
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Phone: (800) 652-2225
Fax: (515) 244-7056
Carries a few beginner origami books, art paper such as Canson, bone folders, paper making kits, Rollataq glue rollers, cutters, etc.


8601 Rhode Island Ave
College Park, MD 20740
fax (301) 604-7176
phone (301) 604 - 7787
Located in suburban Maryland just north of Washington DC. Carries a wide variety of book making supplies, including papermaking and marbeling supplies, decorative and handmade papers, bone and teflon folders, and more.

White Flint shopping Mall in Rockville, MD (off Rockville Pike)
Book store chain - A good source of origami books

Cave Paper
14348 Cape May Rd
Silver Spring MD 20904
Phone/Fax: (612) 359-0645 for mail orders
Handmade flax paper, possible replacement for elephant hide. The paper is also carried at other major paper stores (see web site for a list).

Chaselle, Inc.
9465 Gerwig Lane
Columbia, MD 21046

Hand Papermaking
PO Box 1070
Beltsville, MD 20704-1070
Phone: (800) 821-6604 and (301) 220-2393
Fax: (301) 220-2394 fax 
Non-profit organization dedicated to advancing traditional contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking through publications and other means. Publishes Hand Papermaking magazine and newsletter.

Pearl Paint
Rockville, MD
On Rockville Pike about 3 miles north of White Flint Mall. Some prepackaged Origami paper but a wide selection of exotic papers - marbleized, washi, diaphanous patterned papers perfect for backcoating, watercolor and charcoal papers for wet folding and any other kinds of supplies you might want for decorating paper e.g. watercolors, markers, etc.

Plaza Artistic Materials of the Mid-Atlantic
1009 Catherdal Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 625-9000
Fax: (410) 625-9247
Has interesting single sheets of wrapping papers, many with animal prints on recycled paper, as mentioned in the Loose Ends catalog. Also has branches in Bethesda (7825 Old Georgetown Road), Rockville (1596 Rockville Pike), and Silver Spring (8209 Georgia Avenue).

Pyramid Atlantic
6001 66th Avenue
Riverdale, MD.
Phone: (301) 459-7154
A paper making and decorating studio, a studio for the art of the book they have some hand made papers available. Call first - they also hold many classes for marbleizing, papermaking, bookbinding, etc. In the same building as Bookmakers International LTD.

Chris K. Palmer
1227 Lorene Dr., Suite 12
Pasadena, MD 21122
Chris Palmer takes commissions for "Fiber Mosaic Art" - complex tessellations folded from white dupioni silk. The site also markets CD-ROMs with crease patterns and movie clips on folding Polypouches, which are unique containers created by spiral wrappings around polyhedra.

World Journal Bookstore
Rockville, MD
Chinese origami books from Taiwan.
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Alexander Blace & Co. Inc.
170 Margin Street,
Haverhill, MA 01832-5109
Orders: (800) 238-1279
Fax: (978) 373-5503
See Origamido Studio below.

Artisan & Craftman Supply
580 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-3636

212-A Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 646-2200

Borders Books
Various stores in MA

Blick Art Materials
Landmark Center, Fenway
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 247-3322
Fax: (617) 247-6660
Lots of art paper and special origami paper.

The Children's Museum
Boston, MA
Next to the Computer Museum and the Boston Tea Party museum.

Contact paper-like material
Phone: (508) 885-3973
Spencer, MA.
Great stuff for GIANT origami. Free, too!

Crane & Co., Inc.
Dalton, MA 01226
100-sheet 4" x 8" pads of paper called "Old Money, Recycled US Currency"

Dinna Forget
P.O. Box 312
Brimfield, MA 01010
VHS video showing how to create the 1830s "rosette" basket. The "rosette" is what we now call the Swedish, Bethlehem, Christmas, etc. star.
Video with practice strips are $15.95 each.
Paper strips come in four groups:
For May Baskets: 105 strips per package at $2.25.
Group I: Cream white, powder blue, soft pink, mist green.
Group II: Cool blue, dusty rose, moss green, peach.
For Stars: 100 strips per package at $2.25.
Group III: red, green, goldenrod (these are dark "colonial" colors)
Group IV: solid color choice (any one of above)
Paper strip sizes are 1/2 inch and 1 inch.
Include tax: for CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, and VA residents.
Shipping and handling charges are as follows:
Up to $5.00 add $2.95 (these are US dollars)
$5.01 - $10.0 add $3.65
$10.01 - $20.00 add $4.95
$20.01 - $45.00 add $6.45
over $45.00 add $8.25
Orders outside U.S.A., add $8.50.
For Federal Express, add $7.00.
Sorry, no C.O.D. or cash orders.
Please allow 30 days delivery from receipt of order.
Include your name, mailing address, daytime and nighttime telephone numbers.

Guild Art
100 Main Street
Northampton, MA

Lee S. McDonald, Inc.
P.O. Box 264
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 242-2505
Fax: (617) 242-8825
Paper Making Supplies

HUGE Arts and crafts stores. One can easily spend hours in them.
MA locations:

1081 Riverdale St
West Springfield MA 01089-4614

(413) 732-7221

555 Hubbard Ave
Pittsfield MA 01201-3810

(413) 496-9200

321 Speen St, Ste G
Natick MA 01760-1506

(508) 651-2225

34 Cambridge St
Burlington MA 01803-4674

(781) 229-7592

85 Highland Ave
Seekonk MA 02771-5805

(508) 336-7858

140 Ivory St
Braintree MA 02184-7410

(781) 848-6565

1246 Washington St
Hanover MA 02339-1631

(781) 829-6571

1160 Broadway
Saugus MA 01906-4107

(781) 233-3111

100 Boston Tpke
Shrewsbury MA 01545-3601

(508) 755-2900

1385 S Washington St
North Attleboro MA 02760-4404

(508) 643-2565

18 Water Tower Plaza
Leominster MA 01453-2247

(978) 534-4630

325 Russell St Unit B
Hadley MA 01035-3535

(413) 582-0784

70 Worcester Providence Tpke, Ste 230
Millbury MA 01527-2652

(508) 581-9703

15 Stockwell Dr, Ste A
Avon MA 02322-1172

(508) 580-8881

265 Chelmsford St
Chelmsford MA 01824-2343

(978) 256-5281

17 Mystic View Rd
Everett MA 02149-2428

(617) 381-8102

Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA
Phone: (800) 225-5592.
Also a branch at Fanuil Hall.
Carries a 1,000 piece thousand cranes jigsaw puzzle, scarf, tie, kimono, and a bow tie/cummerbund set. The puzzle comes w/ 5 sheets of crane patterned paper and sells for $12.99, 2 or more for $11.99, 6 or more only $9.99 each. Also has a crane ornament with a crystal and tassel attached, the Sadako book, a number of pre-packaged origami kits, and some of the more "art" related books, like Lafosse's Origamido.

New England Mobile Book Fair
82 Needham Street
Newton, MA
Phone: (617) 964-5817
(In spite of the name, this is not a mobile book store.)

Paper Source

1361 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 264-2800

338 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-3444

1810 Massachusetts Avenue (Porter T Red Line stop)
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 497-1077

Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Pearl Art & Craft Supplies
579 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 547-6600
The origami paper section that once lined an entire isle with many sizes, colors, and paper styles is now about a 10 inch wide display. Hopefully this is just a temporary change or shortage of stock...

Play Time, Inc.
283 Broadway
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 648-3230
Origami books and supplies. They have a large selection of origami titles by many popular authors (Lang, Montroll, Palacios, Kasahara, etc.).

The Porter Square Exchange
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Across from The Paper Source.  Japanese food, a bookstore, and a gift store. Carries some packaged origami paper and simple books.
Red Line to Porter Square, exit on the Mass. Ave. side, and walk left. Porter Exchange is the second building on the left, a block-long structure with Rustic Kitchen on the corner.

Research Institute of Paper and Technology
8 Evans Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 232-1636
Fax: (617) 277-7719
Museum of paper making history and technology. The web site wasn't clear about whether there is a shop on site are the museum, but the museum is affiliated with Carriage House Paper (see listing under "New York") for online distribution of paper making supplies.

The Riverside Paper Company
Holyoke, MA
Jungle paper. Paper of the seas. Castle-in-the-woods paper. Paper bumblebees. Paper to draw on. Paper to cut. Paper that folds just right. Paper to tear. Paper to glue. Paper that catches the light. Paper hats. Scary paper masks. Even paper that glows in the night. Also manufactures "RipOffs" art paper rolls which comes in rolls of 1 foot X 50 feet in a selection of something like 15+ colors, weighs about 70 - 80 gsm, and is tough enough for some fairly complex folding.

Tools for Paper
Lee S. McDonald, Inc.
P.O. Box 290264, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: Customer Service - (888) 627-2737 Orders - (617) 242-2505
Fax: 617.242.8825
Products for paper making, including additives, beaters, felts, fibers, inclusions, moulds, marbling supplies, presses, pulps, and vats.

Rugg Road Paper Company
105 Charles Street
Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 742-0002
Near the Charles/MGH T-stop (trolley) on the red line.
Large selection of artisan papers, some books, supplies for other paper crafts, etc.

Rugg Road Paper & Prints
One Fitchburg Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: (617) 666-0007

Sanpho Corp.
189 State Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 720-5370
Fax: (617) 720-0887

96 Clematis Avenue - Waltham, MA 02453
Tel: (781) 891-5055 / (877) 891-5055
Fax: (781) 891-5056
Opening hours: Saturdays 12 - 6 pm
Japanese books, ORU magazine, and Quarterly ORU.
To go directly to the origami books section, use this link.

1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
Near Porter Square, in the Porter Exchange. Packaged origami paper, kits, a few books.

University Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 101
Holyoke, MA 01041-0101
Phone: (800) 628-1912
Fax: (800) 532-9281
Book repair materials, deacidification sprays, acid-free archival storage boxes. Also an extensive variety of acid-free, lignin-free, buffered and unbuffered papers and boards including bond papers, test and cover stock, conservation tissue, glassine, Tyvek, Resistall, Polyethylene Foams, corrugated boards, Marvelseal Barrier Films and Japanese Tissues.

Utrecht Art Supplies
Phone: 800-223-9132

1A Knowlton St.
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-2364

333 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-4948

1030 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Japanese paper, packaged origami paper, vellum, glassine, mylar, acetate. Other locations in CA, FL, GA, IL, MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, UT, WA, WI - see the web site for a full list.
PO Box 2493
Springfield, MA 01101
Phone: (877) 212-0252
BIG (26-30 inch  wide, 40-50 feet per roll or reams of 833 feet) rolls of wrapping paper that fold nicely.  Various patterns and textures, foils, and holographic paper. The paper is heavier than normal wrapping paper, and a little heavier than bond, but still good enough for complex models.

West Concord Five & Ten, Inc.
106 Commonwealth Ave.
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (978) 369-9011
Origami supplies.
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Debby & Co.
Holland, MI
Carries packaged origami paper.

Dick Blick or Blick Art Materials
14339 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 581-7063
Has a good supply of paper.

Feng Shui Essentials
P.O. Box 81367
Rochester Hills, MI 48308-1367
Phone/Fax: (248) 813-9958
Toll Free: (888) 389-8908
Sells Joss Paper in Feng Shui kits.

Creative Papers Online Handmade Paper
P.O. Box 133
Pinckney, Michigan 48169
Phone: (734) 878-4895 or (800) PAPER-40 (1-800-727-3740)
Fax: (734) 878-1738
Specialize in handmade paper from around the world - over 1,700 varieties of handmade paper, scrapbook paper, skeleton leaves, shikishi boards, handmade paper journals and notebooks, and embellishments. Papers include a small selection of packaged origami paper, sheets of batik, marbled, mulberry, lace, hemp, embroidered, animal prints, papyrus, silk, and elephant dung paper.

Located Upstairs at Kerrytown
407 N Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 741-7531
Fax: (734) 741-7580
This store seems to have recently increased their supply of origami books. Also in stock are pacakaged origami paper and lots and lots of imported specialty papers.

Jbc Japan Book Center
37148 6 Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (734) 462-1130
NOTE: This store has closed. Metro-Detroit area. Good supply of origami paper.

Koyama Shoten
37176 6 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152-5707
Phone: (734) 464-1480
Has a small supply of paper.

Michigan Book & Supply
317 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (800) 745-MICH [800-745-6424] or (734) 665-4990
Some origami books and packaged papers. The second floor is dedicated to art supplies.

42705 Grand River Ave, #102B, (in Main Street East)
Novi, MI 48375-1772
Phone: (248) 374-3200,
Has a good supply of paper and some books.

920 West Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103-4240
Phone: (313) 662-3394
Don Shall, Proprietor
email: or:

Ross Adhesives
Conross Corporation
Detroit, MI 48209
Phone: (800) 387-5275
Makes Methylan Cellulose (good for backcoating paper).  Can provide information on local distributors.

That Paper Place
Holland, MI

World Journal Bookstore
30805 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071-5213
Chinese origami books from Taiwan.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Produces their own home-grown chiyogami designs. Normally they sell multi-color/multi-pattern packs through retailers.
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Art Materials
2728 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: (612) 872-8088 / (800) 363-7709
Fax: (612) 872-2266
Bone folders, papermaking supplies, paper crafting tools, paper embellisments, art papers, packaged origami paper..

Cave Paper
212 N. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 554, USA
Phone/Fax: (612) 359-0645
Handmade flax paper, possible replacement for elephant hide. The paper is also carried at other major paper stores (see web site for a list).

Dick Blick
2501 26th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 721-6421
Art Supplies, Fadeless paper in sheets, rolls, single and duo color.

Paper Source
3048 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: (612) 377-0700
Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Triarco Arts and Crafts, Inc.
14650 28th Ave. NW
Plymouth, MN 55447

Uncommon Conglomerates, Inc.
400 Western Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103-2257
Phone: (800) 323-4545 or (651) 227-7000
Fax: (651) 227-6526
The company makes a superglue called Penetrant Stabilizer, that can be used to coat origami jewelry. The resultant models are almost rock hard -- even on very thin appendages -- and quite waterproof! (depending on the ambient humidity, it can take from a minute to 10 or so). Cost is about $10 for a 2 oz. bottle.

Wet Paint
1684 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 698-6431
Large selection of different types of precut origami paper in many sizes, also 3-4 huge sample books, 4 inches thick each, with 4-6 paper samples per page, of Japanese handmade papers, marble papers, bark papers, etc.
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P.O Box 8370
Springfield, MO 65801-8370
Phone: (800) 284-8190
Fax: (800) 284-8216, Outside US: (417) 8693736
Paper Pizzazz books, art papers (such as Canson Mi-Teintes, marbled, silk, floral inclusion), 3M Spray Mount Adhesive (for creating foil-backed paper). Note - one person recently reported delays in order fulfillment and lack of response to inquiries on order status, though all items did eventually arrive with an apology and discount coupon.

Art Mart
on Hanely
Brentwood, MO (near St. Louis)
Origami paper, and some really nice (and unusual) tissue paper.

DIY Papers and Products
2 blocks North of Union Station and the Crown Center on Southwest Boulevard
Between Broadway and Main in the Crossroads District
Kansas City, Mo
Phone: 816-421-3476
Large selection of handmade and specialty papers, embellishments, stationary, gift wrap, and paper products. "We own a 100 year old paper company in downtown Kansas City and have had such customers over the years as the original Walt Disney who had a studio just a few miles from us and Hallmark Cards who is still an active customer."

Michael's Crafts
N. Lindbergh
St. Louis, MO
Chain of stores - many other locations: On Manchester, in St. Louis, MO

Paper Source
621 W 48th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 753-2777
Artisans paper, embellishments, methyl cellulose, bone folders. Carries a line of  CDs that contain background patterns that can be printed to create your own paper designs. Types include watercolor, pastel, black and white, and patterns and textures from around the world.

Red Lead
on Manchester
St. Louis, MO
A paper store in St. Louis called "Red Lead" with a large selection of large folio size sheets that range from 1-5 dollars (depending on the style of paper and the print).

School Tools
N. Lindbergh
St. Louis, MO

Science Center and Art Museum
St. Louis, MO

The Library, LTD.
Clayton, MO
Origami books - they have almost all of the English titles or can get them.

Willas Commodities
P.O Box 2668
Florissant, MO 63032
Phone: (314) 438-1960
Various papercraft supplies for card making, pergamano, iris folding.
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The Bookstore at the University of Montana
#5 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59801
Phone: (406) 243-1234
Paper supplies are available in the Art Section.

Theraputic Entertainment Products, Inc.
3767 Blackwood Road
Bozeman, MT 59718-9130
Phone: (877) 862-7328
The company's motto is "Inspiring creativity as an aid to healing." They stock various craft kits, including an origami kit that includes a book, paper, and instructional video. Look on the web site under Catalog of Products.
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NetShops, Inc. Corporate Office
12720 I Street Ste 200
Omaha NE 68137 USA
Phone: (866) 421-3803
Fax: (402) 505-5299
As the name suggests, the site carries full size, portable, adjustable, foldaway, and other styles of drafting tables that make a good origami folding surface. However, there is much more - flat file storage good for keeping your special paper safe, paper tubes and tube storage, light boxes, cutting mats, drafting paper and tracing paper rolls.
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Bonanza World's Largest Souvenir Giftshop
A block away from the Stratosphere Hotel on the Strip. Carries fake money paper as a large note pad with 40 sheets in each pad for $2.99 US.  They measure 10 1/2cm x 24 1/2cm and comes in $1, $5 (not sure about $2) $100, $500, $1000, $1,000,000.

Creative Spirit
3470 Lakeside Drive
Reno, Nevada
Phone: (775) 825-2720
Moana Lane and Lakeside Drive intersection, about 10 minutes from the casino area. Located in a small strip mall. Small store with a big selection of origami papers in many sizes, tiny to very large. Kami, origami books, art papers, handmade papers in sheets, kit packages, Mizuhiki, book making supplies. The owner of the store does origami, book making and paper making. There are numerous examples around.

Kelly Paper
5800 South Valley View
 Las Vegas NV 89118
Phone: (702) 736-2722
Fax: (702) 736-5987
Mail orders: (800) 67-KELLY
Premium and designer papers. Heat-sensitive, color-changing paper.

Stamp Oasis
4750 W. Sahara Ave. Suite 17
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Phone: (702) 878-6474
Fax: (702) 878-7824
Mostly stamps, but they also carry Luna Lights paints which can be used to make interesting effects on paper. Other items include friendly plastic and embossing powder, foils, powdered pearls, glass beads, and glitter.

Tokyo Market Oriental Groceries and Gifts
3344 Kietzke Lane
Reno, Nevada
Phone: (775) 825-1533
Kietzke Center, Target shopping center, about 10 minutes from the casino area. The market is behind the Mervyn's store. Small selection of kami, solids, prints, geometrics and duo-color papers. Some metallics and textured metallics. Nice selection of Chinese cut paper cards in traditional designs. Joss paper and Hell notes. Japanese food and kitchen ware.
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New Jersey

A.C. Moore
Mid-State Mall, Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ
Craft store with a small variety of origami paper, lots of scrapbook paper, and a few origami books.

251 Union Street
Northvale, NJ 07647
Phone: (800) 666-2539
Fax: (201) 750-8030
Packaged origami paper, including circles, glow in the dark, concentric circles, and animal, dinosaur, underwater, and bug kits. Products are sold through various toy and craft outlets.

ANW Crestwood
510 Ryerson Rd.
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Phone: 973-406-5000
Wholesale Only: ANW Crestwood began operations in the early 1900's as the first North American business to import exotic Asian and European papers and the company is proud to continue this history with remarkable papers from around the world. Beyond decorative art papers, today ANW Crestwood markets to retailers across the world, selling scrapbooking supplies, cards and envelopes, stationery products, cardstock and digital photo paper under the brands of The Paper Company, Paper Adventures and Innova. ANW Crestwood does not sell directly to the general public. However, because of the great demand for our products, we have partnered with the Internet retailer Crafts By Hand to be our preferred Online Retailer.

96 Summit Ave.
Summit, NJ  07901
Phone: 908-918-9171
100% recycled Italian paper.

The Container Store
370 Route 17 north, Suite 1
Paramus, NJ 07652
Good quality gift wrap that can be cut for folding, and lots of storage boxes and shelving for storing you origami books and papers. The store has many other locations around the USA - check the website for a current list.

Hammett's Learning World
US Route 1, Woodbridge Center
Woodbridge, NJ
Phone: (800) 333-4600
NOTE: This store has closed, but the website still offers some origami supplies online. Also sells rolls of Fadeless paper by Bemiss Jason which can be used for bulletin boards and origami. It is available in solid colors in two widths, about 18" and 30"

Handicrafts by Amy Funibiki
955 Barnes Drive
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: (201) 446-4976
Bags, vests, etc. with origami patterned fabric. Custom orders accepted.

Jerry's Art Supplies
Essex Green Shopping Plaza
Route 280 & Prospect Ave.
West Orange, NJ
Phone: (973) 669-0995
Carries some origami books, occasionally hosts origami classes.

93 Washington Road
Sayreville, NJ 08872, USA
Phone: (732) 619-9710
Fax: (732-238-8411
Online store with scrapbooking and card-making papers, iris folding, duo papers.

Love of Money
PO BOX 500
Keyport, NJ 07735-0500
Phone: (732) DELIVER
Carries fake money in pads of 40 sheets.

595 River Rd.
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Phone: (201) 941-9113
The Kinokuniya Bookstore that was in this mall has closed, and the new store has a limited selection of origami books, though shops in the mall do carry washi, mulberry and rice paper and some packaged origami paper. There is also Japanese food, groceries, and housewares. Open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM seven days a week. This place is a little difficult to get to, and I have managed to get lost the last two times I have gone (using directions from MapQuest), but I think this should work - take the NJ Turnpike north to Route 46 East, then take the Main Street exit. Follow Main Street to River Road, and make a right on River Road. Mitsuwa Marketplace is on the left a mile or two down River Road. Note that Main Street hits River Road right by the George Washington bridge. There is a shuttle bus that runs from the Port Authority building in NYC (8th Ave and 40th Street). Its a 30 minute trip and costs $2.00. Here is a link to the schedule:

340 Snyder Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922-1595
Phone: (800) 225-1066
Fax: (908) 665-9383
Specializes in tools for people doing precision work. All kinds of dental and jewelers' tweezers with various angles and tips.  New Warehouse Store with scratch-and-dent/close-out section.

Morning Glory
US Route 1, Woodbridge Center
Woodbridge, NJ 07652
A chain of Korean stationery stores. Branches in NJ.

The Papery
Locations in Shrewsbury, Denville, Old Bridge (coming soon), Princeton, Sea Girt, Summit, and Westwood - see website for addresses and phone numbers.
Stationary, gift wrap, albums. They don't carry any pre-cut origami paper.

Pearl Arts & Crafts
600 US Route 1 South
Woodbridge, NJ 07652
Phone: (732) 634-9400
Chain crafts store, has other locations also. Carries artisan papers, origami paper, origami kits, some glazes such as Paper Layers Glaze.

World Journal Bookstore
41 Bridge Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Phone: (732) 632-8890
Chinese origami books from Taiwan, including simple books, hearts, boxes, letterfolds. Also carries some packaged origami papers and origami kits.
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New Mexico

Rio Grande - The Jeweler's Source
7500 Blue Water NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121-1962
Phone: (505) 839-3011
Fax: (505) 839-3016
Carries jewelry findings and an unusual item called Precious Metal Clay. PMC is not a polymer material like Fimo or Cernit; it is finely ground pure gold or silver in a water-based organic binder. Once you form a PMC object, it is air-dried and then fired for a couple of hours at about 900°C in any small kiln. The non-toxic organic binder burns out and the metal fuses, retaining all of the detail of your original design. There is a picture on their web site showing what appear to have been paper cranes that have been coated with PMC.
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New York

Alufoil Products Co., Inc.
135 Oser Ave.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: (631) 231-4141
Fax: (631) 231-1435
Large sheets, rolls, catalogue of plain foil papers 30 lb stock colors.

Asahiya Bookstores
52 Vanderbilt Ave. at 45th St.
New York City, NY
Phone: (212) 883-0011
Located on the west side of Grand Central Station. A few English and Japanese origami books and some packaged paper. NOTE: This store may have moved or closed - please call ahead and check.

Asian Rare Books
175 W. 93rd Street (suite 16-D)
New York NY 10025, USA
Phone: (212) 316-5334
Fax: (212) 316-3408

Bank Street Bookstore
Broadway and 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 678-1654
A nice selection of origami books and kits. Affiliated with the Bank Street College of Education.

Barnes and Noble
near Columbus Circle
New York, NY
Lots of origami books

Carriage House Paper
79 Guernsey Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Fax: (718) 599-7857
Handmade paper and paper making supplies including deckles, pulps, pigments, books, and videos. Also runs regular workshops on various topics related to paper, and international paper making tours.

Chinatown Books
Elizabeth St., one block west of Canal and Bowery
New York, NY
On the same side of Elizabeth St. as Oriental Culture Enterprises. Origami books.

Creased, Inc.
PO Box 3529
New York, NY 10163
Phone: (866) CREASED or (718) 628-6510
Fax: (720) 294-8088
Online store offering origami greeting cards, paper, and kits. Other product, such as books and jewelry, are to be added soon.

Daige, Inc.
1 Albertson Avenue
Albertson, NY 11507
Phone: (800) 645-3323 or (516) 621-2100
Rollataq rolls a thin film of an acid-free permanent glue that allows 5 minutes to reposition the paper. None of the mess or odor that comes with adhesive sprays. Good for backcoating and making tissue foil.

Dick Blick
1-5 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 533-2444
Fax: (212) 677-6955.
10% discount for students. Craft and art supplies.

D. H. Productions
Varley Place
South Knapp Court
Kent Lakes, New York 10512
Phone: (888) 343-4263 or (914) 228-3957
Handmade paper, custom sheet sizes available.

Dover Publications, Inc.
31 East 2nd Street
Mineola, NY 11501
180 Varick (7th Ave Extension below Houston)
Phone: (212) 255-3755
Publisher of many origami books. They have a catalog.

Elizabeth Center Mall
On Elizabeth Street about 1/2 block from Canal Street
New York, NY
Various shops on the lower level carry packaged origami paper, strips for folding lucky stars and containers for holding the stars. Some shops also  Chinese bookstores in the mall and around the block carry joss paper and hell notes.

Gaylord's Library Supply
PO Box 4901
Syracuse NY 13221-4901
Phone: (800) 448-6160
The big library supply house Gaylord's carries archival quality (i.e. acid free, PH neutral etc.) tissue in sheets (intended for wrapping small museum objects and clothing in costume collections), plus several varieties of glassine for interleaving (in books with prints to keep the color from coming off on the facing page.) Also carries supplies for conserving/deacidifying paper.

Janet Jewelry
236 West 15th Street
New York City, NY 10011
Between 7th and 8th Avenues, subway stops ACE, 1/9, 2/3, F--14th Street Stop; L--8th Ave stop. Or, if you're in Union Square, walk 3.5 blocks west on 15th street. Necklaces and earrings of silver origami figures (crane, samurai helmet, ninja star).

Jam Envelope & Paper Co.
621 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 255-4593

Jos. Yavarkovsky
Phone: (212) 475-7795
Paper specialty distributors - aluminum foil, in 24" width, 1,000 feet length

Kate's Paperie
Carries many specialty papers and supplies for the paper arts. 10% discount for OUSA members. Multiple locations:
72 Srping Street (between Crosby and Lafayette Streets)
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 941-9816
West Village
8 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 633-0570
140 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 459-0700
Greenwich Village
125 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 861-0025

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave. between 41st and 42nd Streets, directly across from Bryant Park)
New York, NY 10018
Phone (212) 869-1700
English and Japanese origami books, origami paper, and many washi sheets located downstairs.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Palisades Center
3360 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994
Phone: (845) 353-6600
Mon-Sat 10 AM to 9:30 PM. Sun 11 AM to 7 PM.

Legion Paper
11 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (800) 278-4478
Fax: (800) 275-3380
International Phone (212) 683-6990
International Fax (212) 683-8996
Wholesaler of fine art paper. Check the website for local shops that retail papers imported by Legion.

Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.
465 Saratoga Street
Cohoes, New York 12047
1-800-THE-MILL (1.800.843.6455)
Site includes a nice paper selector that allows you to choose paper based on project or feature. Sample books available. On line store

Morning Glory
A chain of Korean stationery stores. Branches in NY.

455 Broadway (between Canal St. and Grand St.)
New York City, NY
Phone: (212) 334.2002
Unsure if this outlet carries origami supplies, but other Muji outlets typically carry origami paper and some books.

New York Central Art Supply Inc.
62 Third Ave. (at 11th Street)
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 477-0400 in New York State or (212) 473-7705 for store information
Phone: (800) 950-6111
Hand-made and artisans papers, methyl celluose for backcoating.

OCS Bookstore
5 East 44th Street (Between Madison Ave. & 5th Ave.)
New York, NY

39-08 Janet Place (#11)
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: (718) 661-3436
Fax: (718) 661-4218
Sells kits for Lucky Stars, Cranes Eggs, Shiny Boats, Cosmos Flowers, Crepe Roses, and "Golden Venture" type swans.  Also carries Turtle Paper, Glow-in-the-dark paper, packaged origami paper, and various glass jars for displaying small models.

Oriental Culture Enterprises Co., Inc.
13 - 17 Elizabeth St., Second Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone (212) 226-8461
Fax: (212) 431-6695
Sells Chinese origami books and Korean origami paper

Woodstock, NY
Formerly Letters and Lace, a paperie that stocks lots of origami books and paper, along with stationery, desk accessories, journals, pens, rubber stamps, etc.

Origami Source (OUSA Supply center)
c/o Phyllis Meth
40-05 166th St.
Flushing, NY 11358
Fax: (718) 762-2177

Paper Presentation
23 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011
Phone: (212) 463-7035
Fax: (212) 463-7022

Pearl Paint
308 Canal St
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 431-7932
Art paper, some packaged origami paper. 10% discount for students.

Pearl River
477 Broadway
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 431-4770
Located between Grand St. and Broome St. Take the R or W subway train to Prince Street, walk south on Broadway 2 1/2 blocks, or take the #6 subway train to Spring Street, head west along Spring to Broadway, turn left on Broadway and go 1 1/2 blocks. A selection of origami papers and a few books, but lots of other Chinese goods including paper lanterns, fabrics, chopsticks, dishware, clothing, and many types of green tea.

Plaza Artistic Materials of the Mid-Atlantic
173 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY 10016
Phone:  (800) 327-3200 or (212) 689-2870
Fax: (800) 969-7769 or (212) 689-2870
Has interesting single sheets of wrapping papers, many with animal prints on recycled paper, as mentioned in the Loose Ends catalog.
39-08 Janet Place (#11)
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: (718) 661-3436
Fax: (718) 661-4218
Wholesale site where online and offline retailers can buy origami for reselling purposes. Sells kits for Lucky Stars, Cranes Eggs, Shiny Boats, Cosmos Flowers, Crepe Roses, and "Golden Venture" type swans.  Also carries Turtle Paper, Glow-in-the-dark paper, packaged origami paper, and more.

Reich Paper
7518 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 800-230-3674
Fax 718-238-5400
Papermill that makes CT (translucent) paper, Shine paper, and Odeon (thick and soft) paper. Sell through paper merchants and retail stores, and sells direct through an online store at .

Brooklyn, NY
Phone: (888) 251-1297 or (845) 255-2177
Carries tissue paper in a huge variety of colors. Minimum order size is 1 ream, which contains 400 sheets, for $30. They also carry prints and metallic colors at slightly higher prices.  Good for people who use a lot of tissue paper (such as for making tissue foil).

St. Martin's Press
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, N.Y.
Publisher of some origami books.

20 West 20th Street
5th Floor
New York City, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 219-0770
Fax: (212) 219-0735
Specialists and bookbinding supplies, paper and book preservation, Methyl Cellulose, leather and parchment, art papers include marbled papers from around the world.

World Journal Bookstore
Whitestone, New York City, Flushing (2 locations), Brooklyn, NY
Chinese origami books from Taiwan.
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North Carolina

ARJOBEX North America
10901 Westlake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28723
Phone: (800) POLYART (1-800-765-9278) or (704) 587-8000
Fax: (704) 587-1174
Manufactures a synthetic paper of high-density Polyethylene film with a clay coating on both sides for ink adhesion. The company lists qualities of the "paper" as durable, almost completely tear-proof, resistant to oils and chemicals, water-resistant, and environmentally-friendly. Also locations in France and the U.K.

Binders Art Supply & Frame
284 S. Sharon Amity Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
300A Industrial Park
Boone, NC 28607

Lark Books
55 College Street <BR> Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Phone: (800) 284-3388
Fax: (704) 253-7952
Distributor for Random House, deals with 'art' books.

Origami Ink
61 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC. 28801
(Between Malaprops and the Library)
Phone: (828) 225-2300
Mostly artisan stationary, but carries some large sheets of washi and chiyogami. Selections include a large selection of Origami books (about 25 titles) and a large selection of smaller packs of paper, from standard to unusual, and some origami kits.

c/o True Blue Art
100 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 251- 0028
Fax: (828) 251-0306
Online source for art papers.  Includes information on the acidity and archival qualities of the papers and a glossary of paper terms.

2800 Meridian Pkwy, Suite 185
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 433-4010, (866) TRIMACO, Customer Service: (888) 415-9888
Fax: (919) 433-4011
Manufacturer of builder's, roofing, red rosin, and masking papers. Home Depot carries them in 9" and 12" rolls in 60-yard (180') lengths for about $3. Great for folding Lang's Black Forest Cuckoo Clock 

True Blue Art Supply & Services Inc.
30 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 251-0028
Many art papers.
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Long's Book Store
1836 North High Street 
Columbus OH
Phone: (614) 294-4674
Across the street from the Ohio State University campus (at High & 15th), they have the standard origami paper that you find in teacher supply stores. Also sells interesting papers by the sheet in their commercial art department. 

Marco's Stationary & Paper Products
14 Marco Lane
Centerville, OH 45458
Phone: (888) 433-5239, International (937) 433-5680
Fax: (888) 266-0496, International (937) 433-0496
Unusual papers primarily for scrapbooking, stamping, and cardmaking, but some could be fun for origami. They carry vellum, cardstock, suede paper, mulberry paper,unryu, sparkle paper, diamond dust paper, transparencies, moire, and more. Paper decorating supplies include paints, glitter, leaves, mica flakes, Pearl Ex, etc.

Morgan Art of Papermaking – Conservatory and Educational Foundation
1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103
Phone: (216) 361-9255
On-site retail store with many different kinds of handmade, custom made and mechanically made papers with patterns, inclusions, and other fancy details made by some of the best papermakers in the country. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10A-4P. We have also had origami artists take our paper workshops or rent out studio time to make paper with very specific fiber combinations to get the exact paper they want to fold with. By doing this you can control the strength and thickness of the paper making ideal for many applications.

Dayton, OH
Producer of coated paper, specialty paper, coated paperboard and school and office supplies. Their products include pads of construction paper, including a paper that is colored differently on each side.

1000 Lake Road, Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone: (800) 431-5928 or (330) 725-4511
Fax: (330) 723-3674
Some interested spray finishes including opal, pearl, metallic, suede, crackle, and sand that might be used to harden and preserve origami models. Be careful to test your paper for colorfastness.
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Galen Berry's Marble Art
2462 N.W. 38th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Sells hand-marbled paper ($9 for a 19" x 25" sheet) and marbling supplies. This site also has a page of "marbling" history and other related information.
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Akonishi Anzen
4021 SW 117 Suite G
Beaverton, Oregon

Anzen Book Co.
Beaverton, Oregon (a suburb of Portland)
Phone: (503) 626-7252
Japanese Books and supplies

Anzen Importers
736 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232
Phone: (503) 233-5111
Carries books, packaged papers, and specialty paper from Japan.  Can also order direct from Japan.

Art Media
902 SW Yamhill
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 223-3724 or (800) 990-3364
Fax: (503) 223-6425 or (800) 995-2909

10317 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 777-3860
Fax: (503) 777-3864

2710 Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 646-9347
Fax: (503) 626-0305

Carries art paper, packaged origami paper, marbleing supplies, paper making supplies, paper decorating supplies, spray coatings, and more.

Frantic Stamper
186 Ayers Street
Eagle Point, OR 97524
Phone: (877) 242-FRAN
Fax: (541) 826-7140
Mostly scrapbooking supplies. Scrapbooking paper can be rather thick for complex origami, but it is usually acid free and can be used successfully for simple and intermediate models. Also carries embellishments, paper making kits, tea bag folding paper and books, paper cutters, and rubber stamps. Of particular note, there are stamps with an image of a folded paper crane here - .

Glassine USA
P.O.Box 172
Cheshire, OR 97419  /  USA
Phone: (541) 952-0558
Fax (541) 952-0559
Large selection of Glassine Envelopes, Sleeves, Liners, Pockets, Paper Rolls, Sheets and Bags.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 641-6240
Japanese origami books.

Loose Ends
PO Box 20310
Keizer, OR 97307
Phone (503) 393-2348
Fax: (503) 390-4724.
$4.00 for catalog - lots of papers!!  New online shopping site has recently been added.

Paper Zone
10029 SW Nimbus
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 641-8112
Fax: (503) 641-0660
Additional locations in Portland (1136 SE Grand Ave) and Salem - see the website for locations and phone numbers.  Handmade and packaged paper, origami paper, gift wrap, scrapbook paper, and embellishments. 

Powells Books
six stores in Portland, OR and one in Beaverton, OR
Phone: (800) 878-7323
Used books.

10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale HWY
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 643-4512
Carries a large selection of origami papers, and kits for many papercrafts, not just origami includes a Kinokuniya Bookstore inside this store that carries origami books in English and Japanese
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Art Emporium
Willow Grove Mall
Willow Grove, PA

Between 17th & 18th Sts. on Walnut St. in Philadelphia
Book store chain - A good source of origami books

Brodart Library Supplies and Furnishings
500 Arch Street
Williamsport, PA 17705
Phone: (800) 233-8959
Fax: (800) 283-6087
Book Repair and Archival Supplies, Book Tapes and Accessories, Glue and Adhesives, Book-Repair Kits and Supplies, Archival Products.

The Carnegie Mellon University Art Store
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty papers, unryu, thai, marbled, etc.

2020 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (215) 563-5600
They have some origami paper, including packs of 100 large size (9 inches) and printed/foil paper. They are located about 4 blocks west and two blocks *NORTH* of Taws (see separate listing).

Folio Papers
2000 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone: (412) 422-9921

Gascogne Kraft Paper, Inc.
Two Penn Center Plaza Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1706
Phone: (215) 854-6449
Fax: (215) 569-0216
US contact for the French company Papeteries de Gascogne, producer of M.G. natural kraft paper at a mill in the seaside resort of Mimizan. 

Origami Corner
Higley Enterprises
P.O. Box 142
Wernersville, PA 19565
Phone: 610-750-5923
Origami paper, books, kits, and tools.

Paper Factory
Various outlet malls such as Reading, PA.
Wrapping paper sold by weight by the roll.

Paper Mojo
1233 Bristol Rd
Churchville, PA 18966
Phone: (215) 675-2256 or (800) 420-3818
Fax: (215) 675-2259
Lots of prints, marbled paper, batik, tie-dye, chiyogamie, unryu, momi, metallics, tissue, vellum. Samples available.

The Paper Shop
2846 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, Pa 15213
Phone: (412) 683-5122
A business paper store, carries MANY kinds of paper.

1527 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 563-8742
Between 15th and 16th streets on Walnut Street. Art supply store - carries paper.
Digital Map Store, LLC
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Waterproof and weatherproof paper meant for outdoor maps, signs, journals.

World Journal Bookstore
Philadelphia, PA
Chinese origami books from Taiwan.
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Rhode Island

Benagami Origami Bonsai
P.O. Box 2508
Providence, RI   02906-2508
Phone: (401) 256-3115
Bonsai arrangements of origami flowers and leaves on natural branches or using rolled paper as branches. Site also provides do-it-yourself kits of pre-folded flowers and leaves for making your own bonsai arrangement, books detailing the origami bonsai technique, and a video of how to fold a leaf. The artist, Benjamin John Coleman, uses his "benagami ratio" to enhance the perception of depth in the arrangements. Additional information is available at 

PaperConnection International
166 Doyle Avenue
Porvidence, Rhode Island 02906-1645
Phone: (877) 434-1234 or (401) 454-1436
Fax: (401) 331-4070
A wholesale source for handmade Japanese papers in full sheets and pre-cut papers in packs. Exclusive importers for Tosa Washi, papers from the Kochi Pref. Handmade Paper Coop Union in Shikoku Island, Japan. Also carries over 125 patterns of handmade silkscreened-patterned papers. Minimum Order $150US. Showroom visits by appointment only.

RISD Bookstore
Providence, RI
They sell 48-inch rolls of paper which is pretty much equivalent to kami paper.
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South Carolina

Phoenix Art Supply
PO Box 1274
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone:  (803) 376-1319
Decorative papers, imported papers, scrapbook papers, "elephant hide" paper.
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1483 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. #150
Mt Juliet, Tennessee 37122
Phone: (877) 570-1776
Fax: (877) 570-1776
All kinds of cutting mats including a huge 4' x 8'mat), cutters, and drafting tables. A 

Hinky Import
895 S Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901)494-9648
Not exactly origami , but an amazing selection of paper lanterns from China, Tibet, and Nepal.

Hobby Lobby
Branches in various location. It has been reported that the branch in Hermitage carries Canson Mi-Tientes, a selection of packaged origami paper, bone folders (in the scrapbooking section), and a couple of origami books.

Jerry's Artarama
5361 Mount View Road
Antioch, TN 37013
Phone: (615) 731-5901
Caries some origami paper as well as many handmade papers and Canson Mi-Tientes in a large variety of colors.

Jo-Ann's Fabrics
Carries Canson Mi-Tientes, scrapbooking paper, a small amount of origami paper, a couple of origami books. Addresses for various branches are on the web site, the branch in Mt. Juliet has been confirmed to have the Canson papers in the store.

Various branches - carries packaged origami paper, scrapbooking paper.

Nashville Wraps
242 Molly Walton Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (800) 547-9727 or 615-338-3200
Fax: (800) 646-0046
Gift Wrap, Tissue Paper. Nashville Wraps designs, produces and inventories over 300 commercial gift wrap designs.

Plaza Artistic Materials of the Mid-Atlantic
633 Middleton Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone:  (615) 254-3368
Fax: (615) 254-1814
Has interesting single sheets of wrapping papers, many with animal prints on recycled paper, as mentioned in the Loose Ends catalog. This store also has a nice selection of handmade papers, including unryu/mulberry, lokta, hemp, and banana paper. Also carries other supplies such as bone folders. It has been reported that the store no longer carries Wyndstone Marble (elephant hide).
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Barnes and Noble
817 W 12th Street
Austin, TX  78701
Phone: (512) 474 2607
10000 Research Road
Austin, TX. 78759
Phone: (512) 418-8985
Two locations of major book store chain.  Often carries a good selection of current origami books in print.

6106 Baldwin Drive
Austin, TX. 78724
Phone: (512) 926-7001
5400 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX  78745
Phone: (512) 892-1580
9070 Research Road
Austin, TX  78758
Phone: (512) 451-5798
4001 Lamar Road
Austin, TX  78756
Phone: (512) 452-9541
6406 N I H 35
Austin, TX  78752
Phone: (512) 453-7297

Borders Books and Music
10225 Research Road
Austin, TX. 78759
Phone: (512) 795-9553
Major book store chain.  Often carries a good selection of current origami books in print.

Half Price Books
Many locations around Texas - see their web site for addresses and directions.

H & R Magic Books
3839 Liles Lane
Humble, TX 77396-4088
Phone: (281) 540-7229
Fax: (281) 540-4443
Carries book on Troublewit routines at .

913 Willard Street
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (866) 672-7811
Fax: (713) 332-0222
Online discount art supplies, including a few origami books and artisan papers such as Wyndstone marble paper. Also card stock and foil backed card stock.

Paper Routes
404 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Phone (214) 828-9494
Fax: (214) 828-9440
Hours Tuesday-Friday 10AM - 5PM, Saturday 11AM - 4PM, Closed Sunday and Monday. Art paper, pre-cut origami paper, 10" foil.

Style of Japan
P.O. Box 155911
Fort Worth, Texas  76155
Fax: (831) 850-9391
Style of features fine traditional handmade Japanese papers such as Yuzen Washi Paper, Chiyogami, Origami Paper, Lamp Shade Paper, Shoji Paper, some precut origami paper, and a few origami books.

321B West 19th Street (between North Shepard and Yale in the historic Houston Heights)
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713.880.5100
Fax: 713.880.5107
Origami books, paper goods, and origami / papercraft workshops. The gallery often hosts displays by origami artists. 

Texas Art Supply
Fax: (713) 526-5221
Phone: (800) 888-9278 or (713) 526-5221
Carries the full line of Wyndstone papers which seem to consist entirely of unusual specialty papers. They have all 14 colors of wyndstone marble in two different weights. They also carry Canson Mi-teintes and a large selection of Japanese papers. Orders must be 10 sheets minimum with no mixing. Stores in Dallas and Houston, and they do say they will ship "worldwide".
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Zim's PaPerspectives
4370 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 
Phone: (800) 453-6420
Fax: (801) 268-9859
Coordinated papers and sticker collections for scrapbooking, card making and various papercraft uses. Will sell to Origami USA members at wholesale prices - requires a minimum order of ten 25-sheet packs.
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The Paper Crane
723 Summerhill Road
Hardwick, VT  05843
Phone: (802) 563-3260
Origami jewelry, mobiles, and ornaments.  Available wholesale or retail.  Write for a catalog.
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Hammett's Learning World
Phone: (800) 333-4600 
In Northern Virginia, there are Hammett's in Oakton and Springfield
Rolls of Fadeless paper by Bemiss Jason which can be used for bulletin boards and origami. It is available in solid colors in two widths, about 18" and 30"

Kim's Crane
P.O. Box 222971
Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2971
Phone:  (703) 758-0061
Fax:  (703) 652-8306
On-line source for origami books and papers.

Mish Mish
125 N. Main St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: (540) 552-1020
Fax: (540) 953-3960
An arts and crafts type store (mostly architecture/drafting), but theyhave a decent selection of origami paper. Various sizes of kami, foils, chiyogami, glow in the dark and some very beautiful patterns... some are pricey!!

On Paper
3342 Melrose Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24017
Phone: (800) 820-2299
They have recycled paper available made from money, and a paper made from cotton denim (bluejeans). The paper comes in 8.5 x 11 sheets and have matching envelopes.
NOTE: The company has recently been acquired, and the new company's catalog has paper made from golf green clippings, levis, and etc. ... but they no longer have paper made from recycled currency.

Pearl Paint
5695 Telegraph Rd.
Alexandria, VA  22303
Phone: (703) 960-3900
Good selection of origami paper.

Plaza Artistic Materials of the Mid-Atlantic
3045 Nutley Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone:  (703) 280-4500
Fax: (703) 280-4507
Has interesting single sheets of wrapping papers, many with animal prints on recycled paper, as mentioned in the Loose Ends catalog. Also has branches in Richmond (927 West Grace Street).

7031 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA
Phone: (703) 642-0012
Next door to Generous George's Pizza. Korean papers, lucky star strips.
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99 Ranch
18230 E. Valley Highway #100
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (425) 251-9099
Part of a chain of Asian grocery stores. Carries Joss papers and Hell Notes, though they do not appear to sell online. See the listing also under California.

Bellevue Art & Frame
Bellvue, WA

Ben Franklin
Redmond, WA

1501 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 622-4599
Across from Westlake park in downtown Seattle. Good selection of origami books.

3000 184th Street SW, Suite 398, Lynnwood WA  98037
Space #D-12, 2013 S. Commons, Federal Way WA  98003
400 Pine St., Suite 1005, Seattle WA 98101
One Fair Parkway #618, Bellingham WA 98226
This Japanese 100-yen store (similar to $1 stores in the USA) has various locations around the world. They carry crafts and wrapping supplies, including packaged origami paper.

Daniel Smith
4150 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 223-9599
A very good selection of art papers. They carry some pre-cut, packaged origami paper also. Located about 1/4 mile south of the West Seattle Freeway overpass, on the east side of the street. Look for the big sign.

de Medici/Ming Fine Paper
1222A First Avenue
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 624-1983
A good selection of art papers, including machine and hand-marbled papers, and Thai papers. One block south of the Seattle Art Museum. Look for the red awning. 

Elliot Bay Books
101 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 624-6600
A limited selection of origami books.

P.O. Box 2750
 Issaquah, WA 98027
Sells interactive multimedia CDs and DVDs to learn Japanese art of paper folding.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
525 South Weller Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 587-2477
This is the best bookstore in the area for origami books, both in English and some Japanese imports. There is a selection of washi paper also. The store is located upstairs in Uwajimaya.

Merchant's Art & Paper
624 South 196th Street, Suite U107
Kent, WA 98032

Morning Glory
A chain of Korean stationery stores. Branches in Seattle. Also near Factoria Mall in Bellevue. Carries kits, packaged paper, paper for cranes, lucky stars, turtles, etc.

Multimedia 2000 Inc. (M-2K)
2017 8th avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 622-5530
Distributor for "Discovering Origami" CD-ROM that includes interactive step-by-step animations for 10 traditional origami models, as well as a tour of a Japanese tea house and garden, 

Packaging Specialties
Bellevue, WA
Crossroads area.

The Paper Source
700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 105
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 646-0100
Gift wrap, embellishments, art paper.

Paper Zone
14330 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone: (425) 865-0950
Fax: (425) 865-9073
In the Crossroads area. Additional locations in Bellingham, Everett, Issaquah, Seattle, Shoreline, Tacoma, Tukwila, and Vancouver - see the website for locations and phone numbers.  Handmade and packaged paper, origami paper, gift wrap, scrapbook paper, and embellishments. 

Porcelain & Stoneware by Jan McGregor
19 Front Street
PO Box 26
Coupeville, WA 98239
Phone: (360)678-5015
Sells washi and origami cards.

Seattle Art, Inc.
1816 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 626-0711
The best selection of art papers in town. They carry some pre-cut, packaged origami paper also. Located a few blocks north of the State of Washington Convention Center and on the same block as the Greyhound station.

Tri-Dee Distributors, Inc.
215 South First Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 336-6131
Fax: (360) 336-2393
Located 70 miles north of Seattle. Retail and wholesale outlet for craft supplies. The web site does not yet have details on the origami supplies available.

University Bookstore
Bellevue, WA
Downtown, just north of Bellevue Square

University of Washington Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 634-3400
Their selection of origami books varies. Sometimes quite extensive and sometimes a bit skimpy.  Store gives a teacher's discount.

15555 NE 24th & Bel-Red Rd.
Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone: (425) 747-9012
Carries a selection of origami papers and kits and some books. Unfortunately this store is too small to include a Kinokuniya bookstore as in other branches, however a recent report states "When I was there, the Uwajimaya in Bellvue/Redmond, Washington had a much nicer selection of origami paper than the Kinokuniya in the Uwajimaya in Seattle. It even carries a decent selection of washi."

600 5th Ave South, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 624-6248
Carries a large selection of origami papers, and kits for many papercrafts, not just origami - includes a Kinokuniya Bookstore inside this store that carries origami books in English and Japanese.
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Washington, D.C.

AIA Bookstore
1735 New York Ave. NW (corner 18th)
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 626-7475
Origami books

Bethesda Engravers, Ltd.
750 - 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Contact Dawn Spriggs @ (202) 331-0550
Fax: (202) 331-0551
Esleeck Blue Jean Bond paper, available in boxes of 200 8 1/2x11" sheets. It is 100% rag content from denim cuttings, now about $6 a box, plus shipping and tax.

1801 K St. NW (entrance at 18th and L) (202) 466-4999 in Washington, DC (Many origami books)
Book store chain - A good source of origami books

Crown Books
In the D.C. area.

Freer Gallery Shop
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 357-4880 x 414
Open 10:00 to 5:30 daily
Origami books

Ginza - Things Japanese
1721 Connecticut Avenue
Washington D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 331-7991
Near Dupont Circle Metro stop. A Japanese gift shop with a few origami books, prepackaged origami papers, and large sheets of beautifully printed washi.

National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
Has a freestanding counter of origami merchandise in the West Bldg. gift shop. Notecards, kusudama kits, paper, Discovering Origami software, kits of simple models, and the 1000 crane jigsaw puzzle from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.  20560
Origami books

Paper Source
3019 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Lots of paper, a few origami books.

Plaza Artistic Materials of the Mid-Atlantic
1990 K Street NW
Washington DC 20006
Phone: (202) 331-7090
Fax: (202) 463-3067
A few blocks away from Borders in Washington D.C. Has interesting single sheets of wrapping papers, many with animal prints on recycled paper, as mentioned in the Loose Ends catalog.

Sackler Gallery Shop
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 357-4880 x 358
Open 10:00 to 5:30 daily
Carries origami books
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Arnold Grummer
316 N. Milwaukee St.
Suite 40
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 800-453-1485
Fax: 414-347-9206
Paper making and paper casting kits and supplies.

Crafts By Hand
S12850 Ivy Lane
Spring Green, WI 53588
Scrapbook supplies, tools, papers.

CTI Paper USA, Inc.
1545 Corporate Drive
Sun Priarie, WI 53590
Phone: (608)834-9900
Fax: (608)834-9800 (800)284-7273
A great source for interesting specialty papers. They have more papers than are listed on the web site.

How To Japanese
W227 N937 Westmound Drive
Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: (888) 547-6400
A CD-ROM with a sometimes "tongue in cheek" review of Japanese culture, includes an introduction to origami.

Miles Kimball Outlet Store
2185 S. Koeller St.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54903
Phone: 920-231-1070
Mailing Address: 41 W. 8th Ave.
P.O. Box 3600
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3600
Phone: (920) 231-4886
Fax: (920) 231-4886
Sells WrapMaster for cutting sheets of gift wrap paper, and dry wax paper squares (hamburger patty paper), which shows creases and layers nicely for teaching geometry with folding or making folded snowflakes. Prices seem quite good...

Nancy's Notions
333 Beichl Avenue
P.O. Box 683
Beaver Dam, WI 53916-0683
Phone: (800) 833-0690 (7am-9pm Mon-Fri CT, 8am-5pm Sat CT).
Clear plastic rulers designed for use with cutting mats - 4 inch, 9 inch and 12.5 inch square

901 Janesville Avenue
P.O. Box 901
Fort Atkinson, WI  53538-0901
Phone: (800) 558-9595 or (920) 563-2446
Fax: (920) 563-8296
The company specializes in supplies for homeschooling.  They carry a small assortment of origami books and paper in the Arts and Crafts Section.

Pacon Papers
2525 N. Casaloma Drive
P.O. Box 7170
Appleton, WI 54912-7068
Phone: (920) 830-5050 or (800) 333-2545
Fax: (800) 332-5099
Produces paper for the art and school industries. Sells through retail outlets, but their website gives a good listing of products and where to find them. They recently bought Bemiss-Jason, the producer of "fadeless" art paper. Other products kraft rolls, flame retardant paper, art tissue, fingerpaint paper, and newsprint rolls.

Paper Discovery Center
425 W. Water Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 380-7491
Appleton, Wisconsin, is located between US Highways 41, 10 and 47, thirty minutes south of Green Bay and two hours north of Milwaukee.  Appleton's airport is Outagamie County Airport. The Paper Discovery Center, home of the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, is located on the banks of the Fox River near downtown Appleton. There is a gift shop open during regular museum hours.

The Paper Mill Store
The Paper Mill Store .com
Customer Service Department
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Phone: (800) 790-TPMS (8767)
Fax: (608) 834-9800
Metallic paper, translucent paper (including vellum and onion skin).

Sax Arts and Crafts
PO Box 51710
New Berlin, WI 53151

Tamlyn Akins Fine Art Studio
4629 County Road JJ
Black Earth, WI 53515
Phone: (608) 767-1281
Origami boxes, origami ornaments, origami workshops.
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U.S. Misc.

ASW Express
Phone: (919) 878-5077
Logan Mat Cutter Model #301-S - good for cutting origami paper.

Calumet Photographic
Phone: (800) CALUMET
Ask to have a catalog sent to you. Be sure to let them know you're interested in paper cutters (they have several catalogs). Here's the price list from the 1994 catalog:

Cut Length


Price (US$)

Catalog #


17.5" x 15"




21.5" x 15"




24" x 15"




30.5" x 15"




36.5" x 15"




42.5" x 15"




48.5" x 15" 




60.5" x 15"



Casady & Greene
"Origami: the Secret Life of Paper," CD-ROM, Mac-only. Created by CloudRunner, Inc. Video instructions for 12 simple models, a drawing tool that lets you color parts of the finished model and print out squares with the colors & patterns in the right places; a walk-through origami gallery with over 100 photos of models by 35 of the top folders in the world (Yoshizawa, Kawahata, Brill, Montroll, Casey,...well, you get the picture); tutorials on origami and mathematics; histories of paper and origami; origami activities around the world; a bibliography of origami books and references; all tied together with a hypertext origami glossary. NOTE: This company went out of business July 3, 2003. Some limited supplies of this CD-ROM are available through OrigamiUSA.
Phone: (408) 484-9228 or (800) 359-4920
Fax: (408) 484-9218.

Cost Plus World Market
165 stores in 22 states and expanding. See their website for locations. Carries products made around the world, and has carried handmade mulberry paper from Thailand.

Phone: (800) 356-1200
A major library supplier - Book covers

Dr. Ph Martin's Marbleizing Kit
It contains a complete set of colors (about 15), 2 bottles of suspension liquid, a bottle of preparation liquid, a brush and a comb (for creating patterns) and a tub (about 2-3 quarts) to do it in. This kit costs about $30.

Earth Guild
Large stock of marbling supplies

Earth Care
Phone: (800) 347-0070
* Paper recycled from old currency
* recycled origami paper
* two-sided gift wrap and other recycled gift wraps
* Kenaf paper (according to the catalog, the Kenaf is a slender, woody plant whose pulp is whiter than wood and requires fewer chemicals to bleach)
* Blue-jean paper. ("Made from denim clippings left over from the manufacture of blue jeans")
* paper that is made with pepper seeds embedded so that when you immersed the paper the seeds would sprout

Geode Software
A CD-ROM called "Origami". Contains some simple history, and instructions for 10 models. The models are done with (quasi) 3-D graphics.

Geometer's Sketch Pad
This package supports dynamic geometry.

Heian Press
A CD on simple origami: flower, goldfish, crane, panda, whale and stegosaurus are on the cover. "This product allows the user to choose from six figures. Folding instructions are given graphically, verbally and visually through pop-up movie screens."

Hi-Tech Designs
A CD-ROM with instructions for a bunch of unpublished models by Michael LaFosse.

You can create polyhedra and print out folding nets for them.

Jovian Software
"Origami -- the Secret Life of Paper." Contains some history, digitized video instructions of a bunch of traditional designs, and a gallery of photos of models by folders from around the world including models by Yoshizawa, Brill, Yoshino, Kawahata, Montroll, Kawasaki, Fujimoto, Lang and about 15 others.

KittyHawk Software
"Greatest Paper Airplanes" CD-ROM
"Christmas Ornament Workshop", shows the folding of 12 paper ornaments for Xmas
"Paper Animal Workshop", presents 12 origami animals in 4 dioramas

L'origami ou les pliages malins
A french CD-ROM. It's got really good Quick Time movies of demonstrations for the models, and then clear step by step instructions with pictures and voice. it contains the following models: a box, a card holder, a six branch star, the cup, the crane, an elephant's head pin, the crow and the fox, a duck, Santa Claus and a dinosaur, all simple models.

Math In Motion...Where Every Child Counts!
An origami site for families and educators

McGraw Hill "Return to the Fold"
by John Collins, Thay Yang, and Don Garwood
- advertises an interactive CD-ROM on the cover.

Origami Lane
Phone: (630) 879-8831
Lane Allen creates models on commission from metal mesh. He also offers sheets of copper, brass, aluminum, and stainless steel mesh for sale on his web site (click on "Supplies for Folders").

Paper Airplanes CD-ROM
by John Collins (author of The Gliding Flight), which contains 3-D rendered instructions for paper airplanes.

School Specialty
Phone: (800) 628-8608
Fadeless paper and a 110 lb paper called Folding Bristol-Deluxe.

Software that lets you compose tessellations.

Virgin Sound and Vision
CD-ROM "Paperopolis".
Origami animals, whirligigs, sailboats, flowers, secret decoders, fortune-tellers, puzzles, masks, dolls, hats, and reams more. ($35)

WordPerfect MainStreet
CD-ROM of paper planes. It contains animated folding sequences and a preview of each planes (dozens of them) flight path.

The following are 800-numbers (and toll numbers) for some paper distributors. They are all uncoated, recycled stock. If you call, you may have to imply that you are planning a print job, though they don't usually ask. If they ask you which swatch books you want, just request a sampling of "text, cover, and bond."
Beckett Paper Co. (800) 423-2259
Cross Pointe Paper Co. (612) 644-3644 (worth the toll call!)
Gilbert Paper Co. (800) 828-4553
Graphic Suisse Inc. (800) 944-7445 (specialty papers)
Hammermill Intl. Paper Co. (800) 242-2148
Mohawk Paper Mills (800) 441-3408
Neenah Paper (800) 338-6077
S.D. Warren Co. (800) 882-4332
Simpson Paper Co. (415) 358-9970
Strathmore Paper Co. (800) 423-7313
Weyerhauser Paper Co. (800) 523-5590
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Casa Ono
Rua Galvão Bueno, 364 - Liberdade
Sao Paulo
Phone: 3208-9365
Origami paper and books - they don't carry many titles, but they have stacks of each.  They also import paper from Japan.
The parent company is CASA ONO Comércio e Importação Ltda.
Rua Fernão Dias, 492 - 05427-001
Pinheiros - São Paulo - Sao Paulo - Brasil
Tel.: 55 11 3813 6522
Fax: 55 11 3813 6921

Livraria Sol na Praca da Liberdade
Sao Paulo
Origami paper and books.. Also around PRACA DA LIBERDADE (Liberty Square) is a neighborhood of Japanese/Chinese stores and restaurants.

Livraria Fonomag na Rua da Gloria
Rua da Gloria, 242 - Liberdade
01510-000 Sao Paulo - SP
Phone: (11) 3104-3329 / 3399
Fax: (11) 3105-2641
Origami paper and books.

Av. Jurubatuba, 192 - CEP:04583-100
Brooklyn - São Paulo - Brasil
Phone/Fax: 55(11) 5507.2298 / 5505.2560
Prisoners work to reduce their sentences and earn cash in this venture that produces tridimensional cards, using the logo of the company/customer, for special events such as: launching of a product, calendars, year-end messages, anniversary of a company or its employees'birthday... The cards are hand made, using the insertion technique with no use of cuts and glue.

Trendy Discount Store
Rua da Glória, 295 - Liberdade
Phone: 3207-5773
A good selection of papers from Korea and Japan, at excellent prices.

World Paper
Rua Belmiro Braga, 49 - Pinheiros
Phone: 3812-6812
Beautiful imported papers from Japan, sheets of hand-printed washi, and much more.


20484 Fraser Highway (Langley branch)
Langley, BC
Phone: (604) 533-0601

Alliance Paper Corp.
2446 Bank Street, Suite 320
Ottawa, ON
K1V 1A8   Canada
Phone: (613) 248-8482
Fax: (253) 541-0580
Carries 254 different types of papers, including handmade, artisan, recycled, milled, screen-printed, Create-A-Card and KraftPak.. No order is too small or too large. They will ship worldwide.

Art Girl's Paper
Online source for packaged origami and specialty papers in Canada. Papers include silkscreened and printed chiyogami, woodblock prints on recycled cotton paper from India, handmade lotka paper from Nepal, silk paper from Bangladesh, watermark tissues, hell money, washi.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Origami Books

Au Papier Japonaise
(A branch of the The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto)
24 Fairmount West, within a block of St. Laurent, just off St. Laurent
Montreal, Que.
H2T 2M1
Phone: (514) 276-6863
Fax: (514) 276-6979
The store is run by Stan Philips & Lorraine Pritchard, and has been recommended by a member of a local origami club. It's supposed to be the place in Montreal.

Behnsen Graphic Supplies Ltd.
1629 Main Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6A 2W5
Phone: (604) 681-7351
Fax: (604) 681-6185
They carry the Wyndstone line of papers.

636 Hornby Street 
Vancouver, BC V6C 2g2
Phone: (+1) 604-605-8887
Secondhand Japanese books

Brault & Bouthillier
700, Beaumont Ave,
Montreal, Quebec H3N 1V5
Phone: (800) 361-0378 or (514) 273-9186
Paper and a few books.

4068 St-Denis Street
Montréal, Quebec, H2W 2M5
Phone: (514) 844-9663

Edmonton, Alberta
Huge bookstore located in South Edmonton, Strathcona, and Calgary Trail. There is quite a selection of origami books.  There is also a branch on Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal, Quebec, and in Ottawa.  See their web site for store locations.  This is the number one book store chain in Canada. They usually have some small kits and packaged origami paper too.

Coles Books
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
In Kingsway Garden Mall

Large sheets of art paper.

Daily Books & Gifts
9700 105 Avenue Northwest 127
Edmonton, AB T5H4J1
(780) 429-9006
Some interesting books and paper.

East Wind
794 Bank Street
Origami papers and a few books, among other Japanese merchandise.

Ex Libris Books
2-B Pine Street
Sutton, Quebec
Phone: (450) 538-1346
Rare used books, out of print books, book search service. Also carries an inexpensive book-binding press that can be used for papermaking, press-drying marbled paper, paper stamping or printing. Direct link for info on the press: .

Greenwoods Bookstore
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Himalayan Art and Paper Gallery
1414A Douglas Street
Victoria, BC
Phone: (867) 967-2737 or (250) 360-1902
Fax: (250) 477-1245
Carries a selection of over 100 handmade papers from Nepal made from tree-free fibres including lokta, pineapple, banana, mica etc.

Montreal (downtown), and branches in many other cities in Canada
Origami books, kits, and packaged paper.

The Japanese Paper Place
887 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G5
Phone: (416) 703-0089
Fax: (416) 703-0163
Another branch is in Montreal on Fairmont Street, just barely west of St. Laurent (see listing under Au Papier Japonais). They have been ordering directly from Japan for 20 years, and have a huge stock of origami in a 10,000 square foot warehouse. 500-sheet  6" origami is one of the most popular. Also 5cm. and 7.5cm.  mixed foil packs. The stock of chiyogami (the silkscreened patterned papers) is probably the biggest in the world with over 500 patterns in stock all the time.

Kinokuniya (??)

Kites and Other Delights
209 8882-170St
West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton AB, Canada T5T 4J2
Phone: (780) 444-1256
Fax: (780) 484-8253
10024 21Ave
South Edmonton Common
Edmonton AB, Canada T6N 0A1
Phone (780) 487-9952
Fax: (780) 487-9956
A hobby and toy store that carries a selection of origami books and paper.

Toronto Area
Packaged origami paper (6" kami).

L'Oiseau Bleu
4146 Ste-Catherine East
Montréal, Quebec H1V 1X2
Phone: (514) 527-3456
Fax: (514) 527-6348
Small selection of books and paper.

L'Oiseau Bleu
Secteur St-Bruno
1651, boul. de Promedades
Saint-Hubert, Que, J3y 5K2
Phone (514) 527-3456
Fax: (450) 656-6684
Small selection of books and paper.

L'Oiseau Bleu
3932, autoroute 440 Ouest
Laval, Que, H7T 2H6
Corner of Cure-Labelle
Small selection of books and paper.

Le Valet de Coeur
St-Denis Street
Montréal, Quebec
A little paper and limited selection of origami books.

McNally Robinson at Grant Park
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba R3M 2A6
Phone 204-475-0483
Toll Free 1-800-561-1833
Fax 204-475-0325
Carries origami books, paper, and kits. The store also sponsors folding workshops - call for info and schedules. Until the opening of the McNally Robinson Saskatoon store in 1998 it was the largest independent bookshop in Canada; since then, it has been nearly so. Grant Park is 20,000 square feet, with a mezzanine children's bookstore and a full-service restaurant, Cafe au Livre.

McNally Robinson for Kids Grant Park
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba R3M 2A6
Phone 204-475-0492
Toll Free 1-800-561-1833
Fax 204-475-0325
Carries origami books, paper, and kits.

McNally Robinson at Portage Place
208-393 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba R3B 3H6
Phone 204-943-8376
Fax 204-943-9482
Carries origami books, paper, and kits. Opened in the summer of 1998, this store is 7500 square feet, with an in-store cafe, Prairie Ink, and outdoor patio. Portage Place is the retail heart of downtown Winnipeg and McNally Robinson occupies a landmark location in the mall.

McNally Robinson for Kids
1128 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg Manitoba R2G 3Z7
Phone 204-339-2093
Fax 204-339-2094
Carries origami books, paper, and kits.

McNally Robinson Saskatoon
3130 8th Street East
8th Street at Circle Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2
Phone 306-955-3599
Fax 306-955-3977
Toll Free in Saskatchewan: 1-877-506-7456
Carries origami books, paper, and kits.  Since 1998, this has been Canada's largest independent bookshop at 21,000 square feet. It is also Saskatoon's only large format bookstore and has a mezzanine children's bookstore and a full-service restaurant, Biblio Bistro.

McNally Robinson for Kids Saskatoon
3130 8th Street East
8th Street at Circle Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2
Phone 306-955-1477
Fax 306-955-3977
Toll Free in Saskatchewan: 1-877-506-7456
Carries origami books, paper, and kits.

Toronto Area
Packaged origami paper (6" kami).

382 Victoria
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 2N4
Phone: (514) 481-1952
Books and a little paper.

Mona Lisa
17th Ave SW at about 7th St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
Packaged origami paper, some books, general arts and crafts supply.

Morning Glory
A chain of Korean stationery stores. Branches in the Toronto areas.

Murata Art
529 West 8th Avenue (at Cambie by the McDonald's)
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 874-1777

Omer DeSerres
1228 Stanley Street, (514) 866-1011
St-Denis Street, (514) 284-2911
Ste-Catherine Street, (514) 842-6637
Montréal, Quebecc H3B 2S7,
Retail art supply chain. A couple of kits, a limited selection of origami books, and a very small supply of paper, such as Canson mi-teinte paper (good for wet folding). Scrapbooking paper, cutting mats

Opus Framing & Art Supplies
1360 Johnston Street (Granville Island store)
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 736-7028

Origami Plus
1369 Greene Ave
Westmount, PQ H3Z 2A5 CANADA
514-938-4688 Inc #2208
135 Lynnview Rd S.E.
Calgary AB Canada T2C 2G6.
Phone: 1-403-203-2805
Fax: 1-403-203-2805
Handmade origami greeting cards, gift boxes, and packaged origami papers. The details section about each card suggests paper that would be appropriate to make them yourself.

Pack Rabbit
Richmond Road (Westboro)
Good selection of origami papers and a few books.

Byward Market
Carries paper products, wrapping papers, etc.

Paper Passions
Web source for handmade marbled papers.

9-1666 Johnston St
Vancover, Canada

Quills Invitations & Fine Papers
858 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
L8S 1K3
Phone: 905.523.6750
Origami books and paper, origami and papermaking workshops, and specialty papers from around the world.

Skylight Books
1128 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 3Z7
Phone 204-339-2093
Fax 204-339-2094
Carries origami books, paper, and kits. The wholesale division of McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Sophia Books
725 Nelson St. (at Granville)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: (604) 684-4032

Studio Satomi
Oakville, Ontario
A small studio in Ontario run by Japanese artist Satomi and producing a range of original origami greeting cards and other origami based gifts. Handmade Card designs include lilies, hydrangea, frogs, pandas, penguins, hearts, and shirts.

The Daiso
Richmond (just outside Vancouver)
A Japanese $2 store that has cheap paper. The Aberdeen Centre[Map], which houses Daiso caters to Richmond’s large Asian population with more than 50 stores that specialize in Asian wares. The food court sells a variety of authentic Asian dishes. There is a stage set within the food court with live performances on the weekends.

The Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Company Limited
1286 Kennedy Road Units 7-8
Toronto, Ontario M1P-2L5 Canada
Phone: 877-poopoo1
Note paper and various stationary products made from elephant dung.

The Original Paper-Ya (on Granville Island)
9-1666 Johnston St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S2
Phone: (604) 684-2531

The Papery
In The Glebe
Carries paper products, wrapping papers, etc.

UBC Bookstore
6200 University Blvd.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: (604) 822-2655

Wilson's Stationary
Roylco craft paper - animal patterned papers including those for zebras, giraffes, tigers, leopards and others. Another package that they offer is "Skin tone paper".

The World's Biggest Bookstore
Edward street, (a little side road just north of Dundas; the next street north of the Eatons Centre.)

Wyndham's Art Supply
Large sheets of art paper.

There's a great little Origami shop in Halifax in the mall that connects Nova Scotia Power's building with the Chateau Halifax (a hotel). They have some great Washi papers, books, and some impressive already folded samples.

A very large bookstore on Rideau St. near the Parliament.
Ottawa, Canada
Origami books in the hobby section.
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El Lugar de la Mancha
North of the D.F. at the mall Mundo E
Another branch is at Polanco at Masarik
A coffee and bookstore that carries books by Kasahara translated into Spanish: Origami Facil, Origami Para el Conocedor, and Origami Creativo (published by EDAF).

Various locations, including the mall Santa Fe
Origami paper is in the magazine area.

Division Administrativa y Editorial
(General Administration and Publishing Division)
Av. Río Churubusco No. 385, Col. Pedro Ma. Anaya,
C.P. 03340, México, D. F.
Tels. 56 88 42 33 y 56 88 83 88
Fax: 56 04 13 64
Books by Mexican origamists such as Fernando Villarruel.

Young Art
at the mall Santa Fe (third floor)
A small selection of good quality origami paper, including single and double colored paper in three sizes, and printed origami paper.
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Another website with listings and maps for origami sources in Japan: 

100 Yen Store
Various locations
Like Dollar Stores in the USA. Decent printed origami paper - all one pattern but ok especially for the price.

Far East Creations
Phone: 011-81-6177-53-2053
Carries Washi paper, assembled washi boxes, letter/key holders, and washi box kits.
NOTE: The company is relocating back to the U.S and their web site is down until 1/10/2001.

Gallery Origami House
Asahi Mansion 2F
1-33-8-216 Hakusan
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0001 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5684-6040
Fax: +81-3-5684-6080
hours: 10am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Run by Makoto Yamaguchi.  Fifteen or twenty minutes from Tokyo Station. Publishers of Origami Fantasy and Issei Super Complex Origami. Take Toei Mita Line to Hakusan station. Just opposite the southern exit (exit A1) you will see a building with shops on the second floor. There you will find Origami Gallery House. Excellent place to visit a small selection of books but generally the latest and best selection. The gallery is updated regularly. Location Map: 

Hankyu Department Store
In the Umeda district in Osaka

Ito-ya Co., Ltd.
Building 4th floor
Ginza 2-7-15
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3561-8311
Opened 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
Great selection of washi, packaged and single sheets available.  Examples of  Yoshizawa's work, and some of his out of print mag.'s & books.  The store is somewhat confusing to find:  Go into the Ito-ya store off Ginza street, and walk through the store to a back alley behind it.  Look to your left and you will see a sign "Itoya 3" 30 ft. away, hanging from the second story.  Turn left just before the sign, with a framing shop on the left.  Enter a small 4-person elevator and take to the 4th floor. Map: 

Joyful Origami Supplies
1694 Asahimachishimo
799-0101 Japan
Phone/Fax: +81-896-56-5223
Wholesale supplier of origami papers.

JUN Japanese Gifts and Souvenirs
85-137, Kasahata, Kawagoe, Saitama, 3501175, Japan
Phone: +81-492-39-3055
Fax: +81-492-39-3101
Sells a large variety of Yuzen Washi. Minimum order is three sheets. Prices on the site are in US Dollars. Credit cards, Paypal, and International Money Orders are accepted as payment making international orders easy. 

The Keihan Store
Near Hirakata-shi (train) Station in Osaka

Shinjuku Main Store (near Takashimaya and Tokyo Hands in "Times Square")
3-17-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 163-8636, Japan
Phone: (03)3354-0131
Shinjuku South Store
Takashimaya Times Square, 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
Phone: (03)5361-3301
Big bookstore that carries origami books.Locations: 

This is a small store, but packed with shelves of paper including Japanese foil, Koybayashi paper, and Aurora type paper both translucent and textured.

111-0043 Tokyo
Taito-ku, Komagata 2-6-7
Phone: 03-3844-2058
Origami paper at very good prices. Take Ginza Asakusa Line to Asakusa, exit A1, and walk 1 1/2 block south on Kuramae Dori. Kurasawa is on the left hand side. From the Kuramae station, exit A6, walk to the right and on the next crossing to the left. It's on your right hand side  Info: 

A bookstore chain in all the major cities of Japan with a very exhaustive collection.

Morita Wagami
Kyoto, Japan
(075) 341-0123
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Closed 1st day of each month, Sundays, and holidays. "They deal exclusively in handmade paper (washi), with a catalog of over eight hundred kinds from papermaking villages all over Japan." South of Shijo (near Daimaru).

Museum of Kyoto
In same building as the museum

Nippon Origami Association
2-064 Domir Gobancho, 12-Gobancho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3262-4764
Fax: -81-3-3262-4479
NOA headquarters - limited book and paper selection. Call ahead as there is only a limited staff. 

Nipppon Origami Museum / Okashijyoukagahan
Narita Airport, Terminal 1, Central Bldg., 3rd Floor
Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 (0)476-32-7060
Japan Origami Museum has over 400 exhibits of traditional origami and also sells origami books and paper. Okashijo Kagahan offers 200 varieties of sweets.

Oriental Bazaar
Paper and T. Fuse books. The typical touristy place, still with a good choice of origami books.

Origami Kaikan - or Yushima no Kobayashi
1-7-14, Yushima
1-chome, Bunkyo-ku, 
Tokyo, Japan 113-0034
Phone: 03-3811-4025
This store is run by Sensei  Kobayashi.Wonderful store, wonderful paper, many books, and magazines. The store has been in business since 1859, and often runs classes and events related ro origami and other washi crafts. They also offer free tours of their paper-dyeing facilities. A short walk from a Ginza subway line exit, only a couple of exits from the Ueno exit. Take JR Sobu Line to Ochanomizu. Walk over the bridge northbound. Turn left at the second traffic light. After 2 1/2 blocks you will see Origami Kaikan on the left side. There is a small exhibition hall as well. Map: 

Origami KOMA
Phone:(03) 3844-2058
Fax: (03) 3844 2604
Paper for sale at wholesale if you are willing to take whole packs (i.e. a pack of 10 paper packs) very cheap in the long run if you go through lots of paper. Not sure if this is open to the public, also they only spoke Japanese.

Tokyo, Japan
Located in the basement of a building in Nihonbashi. They have been producing and selling washi and writing papers for 150 years or more. Stock includes unique sheets of washi, some so thin it looked like a miracle the fibers held together at all, others dyed in wonderful colors. There were notebooks, cards, fans, picture mounts.

Paper Museum
1-1-3 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3916-2320

Quarterly ORU
DIK Koishikawa 405, 2 - 3 - 28
Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112 Japan
Each copy costs Y2,060 plus the postage to the USA of Y780

Kyoto, Japan
Great Papershop in the Kyoto museum south of Oike.

Sakura Horikiri
1-26-2, Yanagibashi, Taito-ku
Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 03-3864-1773
Asakusabashi subway station on Toei-Asakusa line, exit A3. Cross the big street in front of the station and turn left. At the end of one block turn right. The store is at the second intersection across the street on the left. A crafts store selling do-it-yourself kits for floor lamps, miniature chests, dollhouses, washi chests and boxes, and more. Beautiful handmade paper (yuzen) is half the price of that sold at department stores. A map can be found here: 

1-30-10 Asakusabashi Taito-ku Tokyo 111-0053
Phone: 03-3863-5501
Fax: 03-3863-5505
Asakusabashi subway station, exit A4. Department store that carries a wide variety of products including some interesting papers, Mizuhiki cords, and washi. Other locations: 

Showa Grimm, Co. Ltd.
4-14-7 Honcho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 103-0023, Japan
Phone:  03-3664-8441
Fax:  03-3664-7061
Also known by the name Grimmhobby. Showa Grimm is a manufacturer of origami paper and sells only to authorized wholesale distributors.

Takashimaya Department Store
In the Namba district

3-18-3 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-0054, Japan
Phone: (03) 3292-3669
Fax: (03) 3292 3667
Jimbocho subway station, A8, cross to the right, cross to the left, 2 lights across, left across from Jonathan's restaurant. A huge variety of paper - over 6000 choices of paper! They have what seems to be hundreds of drawers with A4 paper in all shades, weights and textures. They have a limited selection of large sheets available in stock - all are available if you have time to wait for the order to arrive 2 or 3 days later... I was told that they took credit cards if you spent over $75. Map: 

Tanaka Washi Co.
6-33-3 Chome Asakusa-bashi
Taito-Ku Tokyo 111
Phone: 03-3866-3130
Fax: 03-3866-3198
Subway Asakusabashi. Walk to the north until you reach a big street called Kuramabashidori. Find block 33.

Tokyo, Japan
Good washi at reasonable prices. Take either Toei Asakusa or Sobu Line (JR) to Asakusabashi. Walk north to the first traffic light, another 1 1/2 block further north on the right hand side is a very small shop with amazing papers.

The Paper Museum
110-1 Saiwai-cho, Ino-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi-ken 781-2103
Phone: +81-888-93-0886
Fax: +81-888-93-0887
In the museum there are display rooms where visitors can learn about the history of washi papermaking, the process of papermaking from raw fiber production to sheet formation, and the uses of washi in modern Japanese society. Furthermore, not only can visitors watch a craftsman making the sheets of paper, but they can also try it for themselves.

Tokyo Hands
Tokyo "Times Square"
Shinjuku subway station. Large crafts store. A location map can be found here: 

Toyo Paper Co.
2-12-12 Midoril-Cho Senju Adachi-ku
Tokyo 120-0044 Japan
Packaged origami paper, origami kits. Web site has folding instructions for a few traditional models.

TRC Library Services Co., Ltd.
Phone: +81-3-3943-3509
Fax: +81-3-3943-9501
Online ordering for books and magazines from Japan.

The Washibunko ("museum of paper")
In Yatsuo
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Art Friend
Block 231 Bain Street #03-29 # 03-33
Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231
Usual range of art and fancy papers in sixes up to 70cm X 100cm. Also carries a range of 110gsm 50cm X 70cm Elephant Hide paper. A limited range of tissue paper, slightly larger than 50cm X 70cm and in packs of ten, is available at unit #03-29.

Bombay Paperie
59, Bombay Samachar Marg
Mumbai 400 001, India
Phone: (+91) 22-5635 81 71
Fax: (+91) 22-5635 81 81
Handmade paper.

Borders Books, Music & Cafe
501 Orchard Road #01-00
Wheelock Place
Singapore 238880
Probably the best place in Singapore to source for origami books in English. Special orders for English titles accepted. Does not retail origami paper.

Cottage Industries Emporium
16/1 Doctor's Lane
Gole Market
Delhi, DL, 110001
Phone: 3348650
Fax: 3348635
Sheets of handprinted gift wrap.

Elephant Dung Paper, Thai Elephant Conservation Center
Km. 28-29 , Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway
Hang Chat, Lampang Thailand 52190
Phone: 01-3872344 Office: 054-320049
Paper, stationary, boxes, notebooks, etc, plus some interesting facts, like one elephant provides enough dung in one day to make 115 sheets of paper.

Fancy Papers & Arts Material Supplier
420 North Bridge Road #01-26
Singapore 188727
Good range of large-sized art and fancy papers, including 90-110gsm Elephant Hide, Goatskin and Sheepskin, but no tissue paper except for a limited range of Unryu. Sheepskin and Goatskin up to 70cm X 100cm is available upfront, while Elephant Hide of similar dimensions is available on order, with a lead time of one working day. Sizes of 50cm X 70cm are available upfront. This shop carries a range of gold, silver and bronze poster papers that are excellent for high intermediate origami that require metallic textures. 10% discount for Singapore Origami Group members.

FIDES International Co.
#608 Samchang Plaza
Korean Women Entrepreneurs Assoc.
173 Dohwa-dong Mapo-gu
Seoul, Korea 121-745
Phone: 82-2-704-9494
Fax: 82-2-719-8254
Handmade papers: Mulberry, Straw, Hangul/Hanja, Wrinkle, Silver and Gold flake, Dyed Hanji, Colored Hanji, Unryu. Also various machine made papers in rolls and sheets. Minimum order US$200.

15 West Coast Highway,
#03-06, Singapore 117861
Phone: 65 9452 2729
Instructional videos for folding models of real fighter planes. Videos an be purchased for immediate download. A sample video is available. Note: Models require some use of scissors.

Glac Indya
116, Aashish Commercial Complex, 
Sardarnagar main Road, Nr. Astron Cinema, . 
Rajkot - Gujarat - India - 360001 
Phone: +91 281 482401
Fax: +91 281 482400
A wide collection of handmade, eco-friendly papers and boards in various shades, textures, finishes. Also paper products such as boxes, bags, and stationary.

Handy Emporium
117 Green Road
Proprietor: Sabbir Ahmed Bhuiyan
A manufacturer of  handmade papers and paper products, including beautiful handmade silk papers, silk printed papers, marbled papers, and paper products. Sells wholesale and will take retail orders as well.

145-12, Myunmok-2Dong, Chungrang-Gu
Daekyung Bldg. #504
Seoul, Korea
Phone and Fax: (82) 2-433-9552
Email: and 
Specializes in authentic Korean papers called "Hanji" and functional paper arts.  Dr. Ahn-Sook Hwang who teaches at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Korea University operates this site with her students. One goal of the project is to support Korea's paper culture. The handmade paper products are produced by Korean artists.  A 4.5" x 6" sampler of 69 papers is available for $20 U.S, and the $20 will be credited toward your next purchase of Hanji papers.

HQ PaperMaker
3/31 Samlan Road
Tambon Prasing, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Phone: +66 53 814 717/8
Fax: +66 53 814 719
Handmade and milled mulberry paper, unusual printed papers, elephant dung papers, marbled papers.

In-Mark Services Pvt. Ltd.
306-307, Usha Chambers
Commercial Complex
New Rajdhani Enclave
Vikas Marg
Phone: (91)-11-22460257, 42440256
Fax: (91)-11-42440256
Indian manufacturer and exporter of  handmade paper and paper products. 

Jong Ie Nara
7F, JongIeNara Building, 62-35
Changchoong-Dong 1Ka, Choong-Ku
Seoul, Korea 100-391
Phone: 82-2-2268-5252
Fax: 82-2-2277-5737
Large paper company that carries a fantastic array of origami paper including large squares. The retail showroom has a floor or two dedicated as a paper museum, with some fantastic creations including pure origami technique. Jong Ie Nara is on the Seoul Subway Train system, Line Number 3 (the Orange Line), at Dongguk University Station. Go up the stairs at Exit Number 3 and walk straight a hundred meters or so to a white building, says "Seoul Hands." The museum upstairs is no charge and definitely worth a visit if you come this way.

In Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kinokuniya Bookstores of Singapore Pte Ltd.
391 Orchard Road #03-00
Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Selection of 50+ packages of origami paper of various designs and colors, ranging from 3.5cm to 25cm squares. Origami books are fairly limited, but the store does accept special orders, particularly Japanese titles.  Lead time is usually less than a month from date of order. Store also carries a range of 20 to 30 origami books in Chinese, most of which are translations of Tomoko Fuse's books.

Kinokuniya Bookstores of Singapore Pte Ltd
177 River Valley Road #03-08
Liang Court
Singapore 179030
Does not carry any origami paper. Some Japanese and English language origami books; no Chinese titles.

MicroMart Art Paper
Phone: 02-991-6331
Fax: 02-948-6519
Paper folding products, including books, packaged paper, and kits. "Paper School," for children aged between 3 and 4, teaches children to properly fold papers into different shapes such as triangles and rectangles. "Three-Step Creative Picture Color Paper," for children age 4-5, has a complete picture for the first step, but are missing parts in the second- and third-stage examples, so children have to draw in the omitted elements after folding the paper as instructed. The most advanced level is the "Puzzle Color Paper" for children between 5 and 7 years old. The areas to be folded in each step have the same colors and are expressed in geometric shapes such as triangles and rectangles. The booklet systematically introduces 56 kinds of folding methods, starting from the most basic. Children learn to fold paper into all sorts of objects, including chestnuts, telephones, cats, houses and rabbits. Other kits include easy-to-make folded paper dolls and costumes.

Sells folded origami animals, flowers, bouquets, and "golden venture" style modulars. Will take commissions.

Narula's Stationery Store New Delhi
Prithviraj Market, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Phone: 24611486, 24634956
Paper cutters and 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive.

Oasis Papers Industry.
P.O. Box 62866, Dubai. UAE
Tel: 00971 4 3476605
Fax: 00971 4 3476610
Manufactures a variety of handmade recycled paper, stationery and paper products. Can also manufacture custom paper.

Origami Delight
308 Block G6, Wangsa Maju Section 2
53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3 4143 1044
Beautiful origami bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, flower girl bouquets, corsages, floral arrangements.

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A few simple origami books.
Naomi Daisy
Jln Jatipadang Raya #56A
Jakarta 12540
Phone: +62-818122312
Money orders only. Washi, Indonesian factory made papers, Japanese papers.

Parallel Works
C1/50 Safderjung Development Area
New Delhi 110016
Exporters of wood-free handmade paper from India.  This paper is made from re-cycled 100% cotton rags.  More than 300 varieties of paper are available, as are many products made from this paper.

Popular Book Co. Pte Ltd
Has a considerable chain of stores throughout Singapore. Most of the stores carry a limited range of origami paper and some Chinese and English origami books. Some of the stores that carry these items are at the following locations:
1.     Block 231 Bain Street #04-23/33, Brash Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
2.     #04-06 East Point, 1 Simei St 3, Singapore 529890 (Next to Simei MRT Station)
3.     Block 90, Hougang Ave 10  #03-15, NTUC Hougang Mall, Singapore 538766
4.     Block 86 Maring Parade Central #02-101/102, Singapore 440086
5.     437 Orchard Road #B1-02, Orchard MRT Station, Singapore 238878
6.     68 Orchard Road #06-10/11, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
7.     302 Tiong Bahru Road #05-06, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732
8.     Block 506 Tampines Central #03-361, Singapore 520508
9.     Block 190 Lor 6 #03-512, Toa Payoh, Singapore 310190
10.   Block 1, Pasir Ris Central St 3 #05-02, White Sands Shopping Centre, Singapore 518457

Prentum Developing Corp. (new company name - was Chunpai Wood Manufactory)
Guilin Textiles Import & Export Corp.
No. 229 Rongshan Road, Lingui, Guilin, China
Phone: +0086-773-5592687
Fax: +0086-773-5592687
Postalcode: 541100
Contact: Mr. Long Tan  ( Satrap )
Many types of paper, such as Kraft paper, kraft paperboard, Newsprint, Duplicating paper, Copperplate paper, Copperplate paperboard, waterproof Copperplate paper, Paperboard, Cellophane, CCK paper (Clay Coated Kraft Paper).

Sagacity Arts & Crafts
Block 231 Bain Street #02-93
Bras Basah Complex 
Singapore 180231
Carries the same type of paper-backed foil as Yeo G M Trading, but supplies tend to be intermittent. Also carries the same type of tissue paper as Art Friend.

Taj Papers\ Udyog
Kagzi Colony, Sanganer, Jaipur (India)
Phone: 91-141-2732342 | Fax : 91-141-2731795
Manufacturer & exporter of handmade paper sheets and finished products like Shopping Bags, Gift Boxes, Photo Frames, Stationery, Diaries etc. The paper is eco friendly as its 100% recycled, tree free and made without the use of chlorine or acids.

Yeo G M Trading
1. Block 1 Rochor Road #01-550, Rochor Centre, Singapore 180001
2. 237/243 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058786
3. 1 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-34, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Singapore 088437
50cm X 70cm sheets of paper-backed foil in several colors, prepacked at 10 sheets per pack. Also carries a small range of wrapper paper that is suitable for origami, including Unryu and florists' water-resistant tissue. Products generally cheaper than anywhere else in Singapore, as wholesale prices apply.
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Deadly Dezigns
Harare, Zimbabwe
Recycled and hand screened wrapping papers - crisp and thick, a bit like washi paper but not quite as resilient, covered with original designs by African artists -- all in a magnificent array of colors, like giant gold dung beetles on matte black papeer or grass green crocodiles on purple paper (the other side is nearly always recycled paper brown).

Scarab Paper
P.O. Box 123
Sedgefield, Zaire 6573
Phone: 044 343-2455
Fax: 044 343-1828
Cel: 083 437-7559
Handmade paper, cards, paintings, and printing on paper made from coconut, grass, seaweed, and dung from wild horses, rhinos, and elephants. Unique!
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Angus and Robertson
Australia - many locations in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia
Some origami books, online ordering available.

Art Papers and Supplies
243 Stirling Highway
Claremont, Perth, W.A., Australia
Phone: (08) 93846035.
Specializes in many different types of Japanese paper.

Boffins Bookstore
806 Hay Street
Phone: (08) 93215755
FAX: 93215744
Usually carries a good selection of origami books, but on last report had none currently in stock.

Dragon Papers
164 High Street
Prahran, Victoria 3181
Phone: (03) 9533 7033
Art Paper.

Funfare Gifts and Confectionery
9b Faine Square, William Street
Perth 6000 W. A.
Phone: (08)93221330
Fax: (08) 93102628
Specialises in Asian (mostly Japanese) character goods and gifts. Also carries origami paper.

Japan Crafts
P.O. Box 740
Lane Cove, NSW 1595
Phone: (02) 9418 8527
Fax: (02) 9418 6525
Specializes in Japanese paper, including Yuzen, Kamkura paper, Kanji paper, packaged origami paper, and origami kits."Japan Crafts is an importer, wholesaler and retailer of fine quality Japanese papers for use in card making, origami, invitation making etc.  We are based in Sydney, Australia and have been operating for 10 years."

Japanese Paper & Origami Supplies
PO Box 558
Summer Hill NSW 2130 Australia
Fax: ++61 2 9560 8056
Specializes in authentic origami papers and books. Also carries some Japanese washi. Prices are very reasonable and international orders are 10% cheaper (tax free).

Japon (formerly Made in Japan)
20 Rokeby Road
Subiaco, Western Australia
Phone: (08) 9388 2666
They carry a range of Origami books, paper and cards, but, as with all imports here, everything is terribly expensive because of the drastic drop in the A$.

Japon (formerly Made in Japan)
55 Market Street
Freemantle, Western Australia
Phone: (08) 9433 6111 
They carry a range of Origami books, paper and cards, but, as with all imports here, everything is terribly expensive because of the drastic drop in the A$.

Bookstore - carries some origami books.

Paper Cache
566 Main Street
Mordialloc, Victoria 
Art Paper.

Paper Forest Designs
P.O. Box 3140
Joondalup RP
Western Australia 6027
Site carries mostly rubber stamping supplies, but also has ETAL Creative Materials - real metal coatings on a flexible substrate. It can be creased firmly or scored with a soldering iron ad folded.

71 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
Phone/Fax: (03) 9818 3104
Art Paper.

The Paper Place
Blackburn Road
Syndal, Victoria
Art paper.

Paper Point
259 Coventry Street
South Melbourne, Victoria
Art Paper.

Shizen Paper Creations
3 Furorie Street
Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109 Australia
Phone/Fax: 07 3345 6241 (International orders 61 7 3345 6241)
Japanese papers and crafts, as well as unique homewares, gifts and fashion accessories. Papers include gold and silver flecked, hemp, Bokashi, Rakisui lace, Chiyogami, Yuzen, crepe, and more.

West Art Supplies
44 Buckley Street
Footscray, Victoria 3011
Phone: (03) 9687 5845
Calligraphy supplies and paper.
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Asociacion Espaniola de Papiroflexia, c/o Julian Gonsales Garsia Gutierrez, 2-3 C, 28016 Madrid, Spain

Bay Area Rapid Folders (B.A.R.F)
San Francisco Bay Area, California

British Origami Society
c/o Penny Groom, 2A The Chestnuts,
Countesthorpe, Leichester LE8 5TL, England

Centro Diffusione Origami
Casella postale 28
27011 Belgioioso (PV)

Chicago Area Origami Society
(CHAOS), c/o Ray Blackburn, (708) 577-8947.
They also have a Northern chapter, around Arlington Heights, same contact person.

The Chinese /HK/ Origami Society, c/o David Chan, Flat A 9/F, 524 Nathan Rd., Kowloon, Hong Kong

Dansk Origami Center
Ewaldsgade 4
2200 Kobenhavn-N

Envelope and Letterfold Association ("ELFA")
John Cunliffe,
17, Regents Park Road,
London, NW1 7TL,.
Phone: +44-171-485-7239

France Origami
18, Voltaire avenue
95230 Soisy-sous-Montmorency

Friends of Folding - Origami Edmonton
Meetings monthly at the  Mill Woods Branch Library, 601 Mill Woods Town Centre, 2331-66 Street, Edmonton (Canada)

Hungarigami, Hungarian Origami Society, c/o Zsuzanna Kricskovics,
Kecskemet pf.60, H-6001, Hungary

International Origami Society
Founded by Akira Yoshizawa

Israeli Origami Center
146 Aba Hilel st. Ramat-Gan
Phone: 03-7513483, 0524-267480
Fax: 03-7515780

Japan Origami Acadenic Society (Origami Tanteidan)
c/o Gallery Origami House
Asahi Mansion 2F
1-33-8-216 Hakusan
Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 112

Korea Jongi Jupgi Assoc. Institute of Paper Culture, 5F Sukama Bldg-189, Dongsoong-Dong, Jongno-ku, Seoul, Korea 110-510

League of Intrepid Paper Sculpters (L.I.P.S)
South Bay Area, California

Melbourne Origami Group
Melbourne, Australia

Mouvement Francais des Plieurs de Papier (MFPP)
c/o Alain Georgeod
56 rue Coriolis, 75012
Paris, France
Sessions are every Saturday at 15.00

Nippon Origami Association
2-064 Domir Gobancho, 12-Gobancho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3262-4764
FAX: -81-3-3262-4479

Origami Australia
Melbourne, Australia

Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sue Neff, President
524 Sycamore Road
Sewickley, PA 15143-2044

Origami Deutschland
Postfach 1630
D-85316 Freising
Contact: Paulo Mulatinho

Origami Finland
c/o Sadi Sandell
Ulvilantie 10 B 27
FIN-00350 Helsinki, Finland

Origami-Mitra (Origami Friends)
A group of enthusiastic origami friends in and around Mumbai, India.

Contact: Jean Villemaire
5046, rue de Mentana
Montreal, Quebec
Phone: (514) 272-7749
Fax: (514) 596-7979

Origami Muenchen
c/o Rene Lucio
Postfach 22 13 24
Munchen, D-80503, Germany

Origami Poland

Origami Russia

Origami Societeit Nederland (OSN)
Links to the website off Ori-Expres, the supplies shop. 
P.O. box 35
9989 ZG Warffum
Phone: (0)5950 - 4311
Fax: (0)5950- 3188
Netherlands Origami Society

Nippon Origami Association
2-064, Domir-Gobancho, 12 Gobancho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 JAPAN
Phone: 03-3262-4764 / FAX03-3262-4479

Origami USA
15 West 77 Street
New York NY 10024-5192, U.S.A.
Phone: (212) 769-5635 or -5636
Fax: (212) 769-5668

ORU, SOJUSHA, Inc. DiK Koishikawa 405, 2-3-28 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112, Japan

Perth Origami Group
Perth, Australia

Polish Origami Association 

Québec Origami
a/s Paul St-Laurent
780, Calixa-Lavallée, suite #6
Québec, QC Canada
Phone: (418) 527-7565 
Fax: (418) 527-9733 

Swedish Origami Association
SORS c/o Folkens Museum Etnografiska
Box 271 40, S-102 52 Stockholm, SWEDEN

V.N.O.S. Belgie, Postbus 62, B-2370 Arendonk, Belgium
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Calendars on Sale
Source for Origami Fold-A-Day and Page-A-Day calendars, and Paper Airplane calendars.

Plaid Online
The maker of Mod Podge, for coating finished models. It's got the raw look, feel, and smell of Elmer's Glue, but it dries clear. It does stiffen paper up a great deal, though the resultant earrings are by no means crush-proof. They are water-proof, though, which is a plus. Comes in gloss and matte finishes.  Available at craft stores - the web site can search for a nearby retailer by zip code.

Origami Video - The most complete collection of videos about origami on the net: more than 1000 videos! 

The CostPlus chain carries mulberry paper.
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Web-based network of independent booksellers. Will search for out-of-print books.

Book price comparison site.

"Books you never thought you'd find."  Supplier of rare, used, and hard-to-find books.
Online discount bookstore Books

Phone: (866) ART-CITY
Online source for Aitoh and Yasutomo origami papers and sets.

T-Shirts, camisoles, mugs, mousepads, tote-bags, aprons, frisbees with the "BadOrigami" name and a picture of a folded model. 

Barnes and Noble
Carries books and some paper.  Lists them in best-selling order.

Comparison pricing for books at many online sites. Very easy to use.

Eight million old, used and rare books for sale by about thirty-five hundred booksellers around the world.  Search for books, buy, and even sell your used books.bly the most interesting bookselling site on the Web.

blue dot paper shop
Metallic, vellum, cardstock, confetti, fiber papers.

International Internet bookstore.  Pages are presented in different languages and prices listed in the approprite currency for th UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.

Search engine to locate books from various used book dealers.

Lots of origami books.

Compares prices in multiple bookstores for a LIST of books - nice timesaver.

The Bookstore at

Borders Books and Music
Carries books and some paper.
German language internet bookseller.
Phone: (800) 366-3645
Carries the "World Record Paper Airplane: 2001 Wall Calendar" and the "Easy Origami: 2001 Daily Calendar".

Maker of Mi-teintes paper (good for wet-folding). Does not retail directly to the public but the site has a store locator.

Online entertainment retailer with 13 sites in key territories around the world. Free worldwide shipping on all products on the site.

A shop-bot that will search major online shops for books and compare prices.

A book search and price comparison site.
Fax: 1.270.818.5919
Carries Yasutomo & Company packaged origami papers, including animal prints. also supplies the drafting, art, engineering and graphics professions with 7000+ technical and hard to find items, including art supplies, drafting supplies, school and office supplies, engineering supplies, cutting tools, precision tools, hardware and more! A sampling of items that may be of interest to origami artists include large format paper cutters, tracing paper in rolls, pads of vellum and drawing papers, 3M Spray Mount and 3M Photo Mount (good for making tissue foil), archival glue, and bone folders.
Search 100+ bookstores looking for the best prices in only 5-6 seconds. Search by title, author, ISBN, or keyword.

Online auction site. Search on origami for current auctions.

Fascinating Folds

A free book search and price comparison service, allowing easy comparison of prices for any book among 80 bookstores.

Finest Categorized Bookstore

Foldin' Money
Money folding kits with step by step instructions and templates, and decorating ideas to create gifts for various special occasions.

Get Cheap Books
Get Cheap Books compares over 4 million prices for new and used books and textbooks. Good for books, great for college textbooks!

Graphic Products Corporation
Carries Wyndstone Papers, Black Ink Creative International Papers, Scrapbook paper, unryu, marblized, embossed, pearlized, and decorative paper accents. Site also has an interesting selection of paper projects ideas, including some traditional origami star boxes (no diagrams though).
Used books sold at discount.

Internet Book Shop
A British online bookstore along the lines of, and they do ship overseas. (For the U.S., shipping would be seven pounds for the first book, plus 3.50 pounds for subsequent books. Estimated delivery time is 5-8 days.)

Online bookstore specializing in Japanese books.
Japan related books and items, including origami books and pre-cut origami paper.

Kim's Crane.


Libreria al Sole
In Italian

Book price comparison site.

Origami Corner
Higley Enterprises
PO Box 142
Wernersville, PA 19565
Phone: (610) 750-5923
Origami books, kits, and a wide selection of packaged papers.
Markets a four-hour video that provides instruction on basic folds, the bases that many models start from, and 19 origami models.
Passion Origami Edition
Nicolas TERRY
35 Allée du Mont Aguille
38640 Claix
N° SIRET = 48793165100029
Origami books, e-books, paper, and accessories - many items are exclusive to this site!. Run by Nicolas Terry of

Out of Print
Free search service for out-of-print books.

Pan Asian Publications
Mostly packaged stationary, bond, office, and classroom paper. Also rolls of fadeless paper, some unusual papers like cane, washi, banana. Art papers include marbled, silk, Thai unryu, scrapbook,

Paper and More
Vellum, metallic, cardstock, linen, parchment, pearlescent paper - sample packs available!
A large selection of  art papers with nice, big pictures showing the papers and details on the weight for each. Swatches available for all papers. Other products include acid free glue, tape, and mending paper; bone folders; wax seals; awls, punches, and eyelets.

Paper Jade, LLC
PO Box 11072
Boulder, CO 80301
Online store selling precut paper for origami, including handmade papers (yuzen chiyogami, tengu washi, mingei, kagayaki, aizome, unryu, wazomenunryu, mujizome, momi), designs (chiygami, craft, shibori, honey, folk art, double-sided, saika), solids (single color packs, double-sided, foil, pearl, assortments). We also carry large sheets of printed washi and solid-color paper, and a selection of kits and paper packages for children. Recently began carryingZanders Elephant Hide.
Large selection of art papers, including Japanese prints, Chiyogami, Yuzen. Also Italian prints, Mulberry paper, Lotka, marbled, batik, metallic, lace paper, and decorative inclusions. Also bone folders, adhesives. Nice clear enlargements of the papers. A nice feature is that you can even search by color.
Dali Dore shimmer papers, metallic paper, cardstock,vellum, crushed leaf sparkles, iridescent papers. Sample packs available.

Pegasus Express Japanese Book Store

Phoenix Art Supply
PO Box 1274
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone:  (803) 376-1319
Imported papers from around the world, plus embossed, metallic, textured, and scrapbook papers.
Book price comparison site.

See entry under Massachusetts.
An Office Depot Company
Carries Bemiss-Jason paper, origami paper, color-fast tissue paper, and art paper.

Style of Japan
P.O. Box 155911
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Fax: (831) 850-9391
Style of Japan features Japanese Origami Papers. The Yuzen Washi Origami papers are hand-dyed with colorful textures by Kimono dyers. Packaged origami papers, a small selection of origami books, shoji paper, lampshade papers are other items featured. There is even directions for a few simple origami models!

Thousandfold Origami
1643 Ridge Ave. #8-2
Evanston, IL 60201
Folded cranes, swans, lilies, and cherry blossoms from in several sizes and choices of paper.
Sells origami crane and fish earrings in various colors.
Brightly colored, 2 sided wrapping paper.

The purpose of this site is to promote the importance of folding circles. The site has and introduction, instructions, and sells DVD and books on the art and science of folding circles. Cheap paper plates are a recommended and easily available medium for getting started. The online store is at

Virtual museum of papermaking
Website has links to various other sites with history of paper making.

In Italian
English language interface for ordering Japanese / Korean / etc. origami books.

An extensive list of bookstores in Asian cities.
Lots of stores listed for Japan.

An extensive list of bookstores in Australia.


Origami USA
American Museum of Natural History
New York City, NY

McNaul Collection
in the Hoover Collection at Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Temko Papercraft Collection
at the Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA

Vaguer Doll
Origami Ningyou Dolls made from Washi Paper such as Chiyogami and Yuzen.

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