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The Fox Face
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the history of the origami design known as the Fox Face. 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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1878

A drawing of the Fox Face appears in 'Yochien Ombutsu No Zu', a publication of kindergarten material issued by the Tokyo Women's Normal School in 1878.

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1884

A drawing of the Fox Face and a (partial) crease pattern appeared in 'Kindergarten Shoho' (Preliminary Kindergarten) by Iijima Hanjuro, which was copyrighted on October 4th Meiji 17 (1884) and published by Fukuda Senzo in August of Meiji 18 (1885).

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1931

The design also appeared in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.

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