A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|Orikata Tehon Chushingura, 1797|
Tehon Chushingura' is a two page manuscript dating from
1797 which shows how to fold and display characters for
the famous Japanese story called the Chushingura
(Treasury of Loyal Retainers) which relates how the
forty-seven ronin attempt to avenge the death of their
master, Asano Naganori.
Page one shows the slit base from which the various figures can be developed.