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Kindergarten Shoho by Iijima Hanjuro, 1885
 
'Kindergarten Shoho' (Preliminary Kindergarten) by Iijima Hanjuro was copyrighted on October 4th Meiji 17 (1884) and published by Fukuda Senzo in August of Meiji 18 (1885).

You can find full copies online either at the National Diet Library Digital Collections (https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/812551) or the Waseda University Library (https://archive.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kosho/to04/to04_01807/to04_01807_0002/to04_01807_0002.html).

My thanks to Masatsugu Tsutsumi for locating these links and for translating the dating information for me.

The contents include:

Tsutsumi and Noshi - Wrappers

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Making a Square from an Oblong

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One Fold Symmetry Patterns

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Two Fold Symmetry Patterns

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Three Fold Symmetry Patterns

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Four Fold Symmetry Patterns

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Five Fold Symmetry Patterns

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Tsuru (Paper Crane) / Sanbo / Tenjin Shrine

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Kimono / Lantern

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Fox Head / The Trousers / Unknown / The Cross / Unknown / Yakkosan

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Kabuto / Cicada / Sedan Chair / Frog? / Various unknown

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Sanbo on Legs / Takarabune / Windmill / Lotus / Various unknown

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Iris / Various unknown

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Ocho and Mecho / Senbazuru

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