The Public Paperfolding History Project

Index Page


Basic Packet with Integral Noshi

This page attempts to record what is known about the history of the traditional Japanese closed wrapper design I call the Basic Packet with Integral Noshi. 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.



This design appears, as Sesame Bag', in 'Shukouka Kyohon : Liron Jishuu Souga Setsumei' by Kikujiro Kiuchi, Rokushiro Uehara and Hideyoshi Okayama, which was published by Shigebei Takase in Chiba in 1905.

Sesame Bag



Diagrams also appear in 'Shukou Tebikigusa : Kokumin Kyoiku Origami Yuihimo' by Ishin Nishigaki, which was published by Meguro Shoten in Nagaoka in 1907.



'Origami Moyo, Book One', by Kawarazaki Kodo, which was published by Unsodo in Japan in 1935, contains a print showing two Basic Packets, one of which includes a noshi, which is probably integral to the design. The print is titled 'tsutsumigami' (which means 'wrapping paper').