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Illustration in Kodomo No Kuni magazine, 1927
 
'Kodomo No Kuni' (The Land of Chicken) was a Japanese children's magazine first published in 1922 which ran until 1944, a total of 287 volumes. This illustration, by Takei takeo, which shows 19 origami figures, is said to have been published in 1927. There is a date on the right shoe of the right hand figure which may read 1926.

The illustration shows a mix of Froebelian and traditional Japanese designs.

Some of the designs are difficult to identify. There seem to be two versions of the Boat with Sail, neither of which are the normal version and, as far as I know, neither of which occur elsewhere. The second design down on the left hand side is possibly a version of the Trousers.

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Yakkosan

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The Kabuto

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Fukusuke

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This design is possibly a version of the Trousers

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Possibly a version of The Boat with Sail

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The Postman

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The Fox Face

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A version of the Steamship

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The Simple Crow

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The Warship

Either developed from a Windmill Base or from the Trousers

(see 'The Art and Wonder of Origami' by Kunihiko Kasahara pages 28 and 35)

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The Lotus

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The Lantern (aka the Muff)

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The Paper Crane

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Tachibana

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The Blow-Up Frog

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The Windmill

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The Double Boat

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The Plump Crane

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The Sanbo

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