Saturday, July 08, 2006
These snazzy lightning bolts are made from paper, usually heavy, clothlike stock.
You'll find them hanging from ropes at shrines, or as the wikipedia article linked above suggests, in a stand-alone fashion.
Although my father and I capitulated and just unfolded one when we were trying to puzzle them out, they turn out to be simple - and intuitive - to make.
I sharked around for a diagram, but maybe it is more fun to figure it out on your own!