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Fukusuke
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as Fukusuke. 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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In Japan

1812

As far as I know a drawing of a version of this design first appears in a monozukushi-e print, by an unknown artist, but said to be from the Meiji era. I have temporarily assigned it the date of 1912, the last year of that era, pending the discovery of more accurate information.

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1927

A simpler version appears in an illustration by Takei Takeo in a 1927 issue of the children's magazine 'Kodomo No Kuni' (The Land of Chicken).

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