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Monozukushi-e print by unknown artist c1912
 

This print is said to be from the Meiji era and I have therefore temporarily dated it to 1912, the last year of that era. Please let me know if you can help to date it more exactly. Thank you.

A monozukushi-e print is a type of omocha-e print which shows a variety of images of one particular category of object, eg leaves or fish, or, in this case, paperfolds.

The print contains 39 images of which 3 are Paper Cranes, and one, the purse in the centre, is possibly not a paperfold at all. Some of the designs remain unidentified.

I do not know what the characters in the bottom left corner say.

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The Long Lantern

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Yakkosan

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Unidentified

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The Waterbomb

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The Windmill

The image on the right appears to be a Windmill Base rather than adesign in its own right?

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The Trousers

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The Iris

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Unidentified

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The Jacket

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Unidentified

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The Paper Crane

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A version of the Cicada

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The Tenjin Shrine

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A version of the Sanbo on Legs

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Unidentified

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Unidentified Purse

Is this a paperfold?

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The Kimono

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Unidentified Cut Figure

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Fukusuke

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The Lotus

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A version of the Chinese Junk

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The Kago

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The Sanbo

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Probably the Double Boat

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Possibly the Kikuzara

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The Kabuto

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The Folding Box

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The Boat with Sail

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Unidentified

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Unidentified Figure

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The Star-shaped Box

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Unidentified Tortoise / Turtle

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The Albatross

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The Blow-up Frog

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The Sampan

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