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Hoketsuki by Sadatake Ise, 1764
This page attempts to record what is known about paper folding in the 'Hoketsuki' (Wrapping and Tying), sometimes also called the 'Tsutsumi-no Ki', a treatise on the folding of formal wrappers / tsutsumi, butterflies and packages and the tying of formal knots in the tradition of the Ogasawara school of etiquette, by Sadatake Ise, which was first published in 1764. 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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