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Orikata Tehon Chushingura, 1797
The 'Orikata Tehon Chushingura' is a two page manuscript dating from 1797 which shows how to fold and display characters for the famous Japanese story called the Chushingura (Treasury of Loyal Retainers) which relates how the forty-seven ronin attempt to avenge the death of their master, Asano Naganori.



Vol 7: Issue 1 of 'The Origamian' for Spring 1967 contains an article, 'On Early Japanese Origami Books' written by Toshie Takahama, which mentions the Chushingura.


The Work

Page one shows the slit base from which the various figures can be developed.