4 preliminary folding leaves of text, 65 numbered samples tipped-in on 38 leaves, one leaf of colophon. 8vo, orig. decorated semi-stiff wrappers, orig. block printed title label on upper cover, orig. stitching. Osaka: Sakagami Eitaro, 1911. First edition of this most handsome sample book which contains 65 examples of very complex ceremonial origami (or origata) of the Ogasawara School of Etiquette which was established about 800 years ago. In the preliminary leaves, the author provides names for each of the samples and their particular use. The samples are tipped-in employing a method which allows them to be removed to study the method of folding. Each sample is stamped to show that it has been folded properly and approved. Origata (as compared to recreational origami) was developed amongst the higher class of samurai, who stressed formal manners and a sense of decorum. It is a method of how to wrap gifts with very precious handmade papers used for gift-giving and ceremonies in order to maintain sound human relations. Fine copy. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5118)
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