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The Japanese Box / La Boite Japonaise
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the Japanese Box / La Boite Japonaise. 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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1902

As far as I know this design first appears, as 'La Boite Japonaise', in the 8th November 1902 issue of the French children's magazine 'Mon Journal'.

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1930

The design also appears in an article explaining how to fold 'La Bonbonierre Japonaise'.article, written by the same author, in 'La Nature' of 2847 of 15th December 1930.

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