Moving Paper Craft — Doomed, automata, Printable PDF, Instant download, DIY


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DIY printable paper craft kit that move!

When you turn the handle with your fingertip, the doomed fish makes its last stand.
The motif comes from Japanese old saying “Carp on the chopping board.“
This movement is made by "cam".

Check how it moves (copy & paste to your browser's address bar)

You can also see all animation of my automata products at

Please note that this item is DIGITAL FILES that you download, print and assemble yourself.
NO physical/completed items will be shipped.
Both A4 and US letter sizes are included.

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·4 sheets of template (A4 size)
·4 sheets of template (LTR size)
·2 sheets of instructions (in English / A4 size)
·2 sheets of instructions (in English / LTR size)
·1 sheets of Basic Paper Crafting Techniques (in English / A4 size)

16cm (H) x 17.5cm (W) x 12cm (D) / 6.3inch (H) x 7inch (W) x 4.8inch (D)

22 pieces

·Computer and Printer to print PDF file
·170 - 200 g/m2 (0.2 - 0.25mm thick) paper that suits for your printer
·Scissors / Craft Knife
·Cutting Mat
·Scoring Tool (steel stylus / dried ballpoint pen)
·Craft Glue (I use White PVA Type)
·Compass Cutter / Tweezers are recommended

Over 15 years old (and skillful junior high school student)

4 hours

This product / template is for personal use only. You may print for yourself, for your family as a gift.
Sharing / selling of this file or the printed items from this file is prohibited.
Exhibiting / introducing completed model at non-commercial event or on your personal SNS is largely welcomed. Please let your friends know how to get it.
All art work is copyright of Keisuke Saka.

Average review
I originally purchased this model as a kit back in 2003 while visiting Japan! It has entertained many of my students and friends over the years. It is a classic design for any "fish" lover especially SUSHI! Keisuke's models are brilliantly designed to assemble and operate ... I HIGHLY recommend exploring the world of Karakuri/Automata with his models (... I have them ALL :) !!!) Enjoy!!!
Oct 13, 2017 by Amy Laslow
excelente publicación... valio la pena su precio
Jul 19, 2017 by Edwin Sotelo
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Probably my favorite Keisuke Saka model. The perfect model to entertain children. He's a tip: For more fluid movement work all linkages back and forth several times till the joints are fairly loose.
Jun 15, 2017 by John Watterson

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