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The Japanese House
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Japanese House. 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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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 design also appears, along with two decorative variations, in 'Au Pays des Mains Agiles', which was published by Editions Fleurus in Paris in 1949.

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La Tasse - The Cup

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L'Arche de Noe - Noah's Arch

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