“In our childhood days when toys were not as developed as they are today, chiyogami was the plaything of choice for girls. The colorful papers were folded as origami into a variety of different shapes or used to create dolls. ［...］ Back then girls used to dream about seeing those dolls moving in real life.”
Noburo Ofuji, "About chiyogami animation and color film" (千代紙映畫と色彩映畫について)
Eiga hyoron (映画評論), July 1934 issue
“Although I presented my work as cutout animation at first, people called it "chiyogami animation" because I used chiyogami paper, and so I ended up calling myself a chiyogami animator.”
Noburo Ofuji, "Chiyogami eiga" (千代紙映畫)
Kogata eiga (小型映画), September 1930 issue
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