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Ranma Zushiki,1734
 
'Ranma Zushiki' is a book of woodcuts, published in Japan in 1734. It contains a print showing a group of folded paper objects.

In Japanese sources the author is given as Hayato Ohoka. In the Pulverer Collection (see link below) it is attributed to Ooka Shunboku (1680-1763). I understand these are different names for the same person.

In his book 'The Art and Wonder of Origami', published by Apple Press in the UK in 2004 (but originally published in Japan in the same year) Kunihiko Kasahara states that this book is an anthology, edited by Hayato Ohoka, of designs by various contributors.

A full copy of the 'Ranma Zushiki' can be viewed here.

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The designs pictured in this print are:

The Paper Crane (pictured twice)

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Komoso (pictured twice)

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The Paper Boat (pictured twice)

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Ashitsuki-Sanpo / The Sanbo on Legs (pictured three times - all along the top edge). Oddly, this design is not mentioned in the text above the picture (source Kasahara op cit above).

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The Tematebako (the cube - pictured twice)

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Tsuno Kobako / The Star-Shaped Box (pictured once from above - lower left corner - and referred to in the writing above the picture as a 'folded pouch for perfume'.).

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