|The Public Paperfolding History Project
|Articles in Japanese Children's Magazines 1893/6|
Between 1893 and 1896 several Japanese children's magazines seem to have regularly published articles explaining simple origami designs.
An online article on the site of the Kyushu University Library discusses one of these articles, from Shokokumin Vol. 5 No. 21 of November, 1893, which explained how to fold the Boat with Sail - see here.
A search on the database of the National Diet Library produced the following relevent entries. Unfortunately full information about these articles is not available online.