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Orikata Tehon Chushingura, 1797
The 'Orikata 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.