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Articles in Yonen Zasshi magazine, 1894

'Yonen Zasshi' was a Japanese children's magazine that occasonally published folding instructions for origami designs during 1893 and 1894.

This page provides details of the articles published in 1894.

My thanks to Nobuko Okabe for kindly obtaining details of these articles from the NDL, for helping me understand what the articles say and for explaining some of the cultural meaning behind the words.

The designs were contributed by readers of the magazine living in many different parts of Japan. We cannot tell from the names whether they were adult readers or children.

It seems reasonable to assume that these designs are a good sample of the kind of designs that were in circulation within Japanese society at this time.


In Issue 4/4 - Paper Box

Contributed by Yasutaro Iwamoto of Kumamto Prefecture


In Issue 4/20 - Inshi-ire - Stamp Container

Contributed by Shigeto Hakosaki of Ehime Prefecture