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The Fox Mask and the Fox Face
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami designs known as the Fox Mask and the Fox Face. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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The Fox Mask

As far as I know this design first appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.

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The Fox Face

A drawing of the Fox Mask and a (partial) crease pattern appeared in 'Kindergarten Shoho' (Preliminary Kindergarten) by Iijima Hanjuro, which was copyrighted on October 4th Meiji 17 (1884) and published by Fukuda Senzo in August of Meiji 18 (1885).

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The design also appeared in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.

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