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Origami Dokuhon by Akira Yoshizawa, 1957
 
'Origami Dokuhon' (Origami Reader) by Akira Yoshizawa was published by Ryokuchi-Sha in 1957. The book was subtitled 'From play to creation'.

The information on this page is drawn from the second edition, titled 'Origami Dukuhon 1', which was published in 1967. According to David Lister, writing in his 'A list of books by Akira Yoshizawa', the second edition is 'a reprint in larger format and with added coloured plates ... The instructions for a shrimp given in the first edition are omitted and instructions for a modular polyhedron, related to the adjacent kusudama, were substituted.'

A few of the designs are clearly traditional / Froebelian but the vast majority seem to be original designs by Akira Yoshizawa. In a few cases it is not clear whether the designs are traditional or not.

Most of the designs are one-piece designs from squares, but there are also one-piece designs from diamond-shaped paper, silver triangles and equilateral triangles, compound designs from two pieces of paper, pleated designs (probably from rectangles) and one design which uses cuts (the Samurai Helmet).

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Elephants

Pictured but folding method not given

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Kotori (Small Bird)

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Tree (not named in the book)

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Home - House

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Flower (developed from a triply blintzed square)

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Dog's Head

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Barking Dog's Head (Action Model)

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Boat and Sailboat

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Beak (Action Model)

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Hat

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Plane

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Flower

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Two Caps

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Pleated Designs

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Modifications of the Flapping Bird

These seem to include a Flapping Crane, Flapping Sparrow, Flapping Eagle and Flapping Stork.

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Hina Dolls

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Boxes

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Modifications of the Salt Cellar

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Shrimp

According to David Lister, writing in his 'A list of books by Akira Yoshizawa', this first edition contained diagrams for a Shrimp at this position in the book.

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Tachibana (Mandarin Orange) - from a Frog Base

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Cherry Blossom - from a pentagon

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Open Prisms

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Fish - from a Bird Base

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Samurai Helmet

This design is developed from the Kabuto using cuts.

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Flying Goose - from an equilateral triangle

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Flying Seagull - from a silver triangle

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Lighthouse

This version of the Lighthouse is pictured but not explained. The explanation is of a much simpler version from which this design can be developed.

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Ostrich - from a Bird Base

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Standing Seagull - from a Bird Base

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Crow with Legs - from a Bird Base

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Jumping Frog - from a frog base

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Tree Bud

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Leaf

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Dragonfly - from a Bird Base

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Flea - from diamond-shaped paper

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Grasshopper - from a silver triangle

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Crayfish - from an equilateral triangle

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Swallow - from a Frog Base

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Goose - from an equilateral triangle

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Ring - from diamond-shaped paper

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Tonbi (black kite) - from a silver triangle

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Penguin - from a Bird Base - and Penguin Chick - from a Diamond Base

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Rooster and Hen - from Bird Bases

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Chicks - from Bird Bases

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Owl - from a Bird Base

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Compound Monkey - from 2 Bird Bases

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Pelican

Pictured but folding method not given

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Eagle on a Rock

Pictured but folding method not given

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Compound Giraffe - from two equilateral triangles

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Compound Peacock - from Bird Base and fan

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Compound Horse - from 2 x Bird Bases

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The Illusion of the Twelve Gods (Mask)

Pictured but folding method not given

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Smiley Faun

Pictured but folding method not given

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Swan - from an equilateral triangle

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Nun

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Butterfly - Yoshizawa's Butterfly

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