A word a month – Kokigami

kokigami

From the dictionary of unusual sex:

Kokigami – Are you familiar with origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding paper to create small animals and other refined tridimensional images? Well, forget it – because in spite of the Oriental-sounding name this pastime was born in New Zealand in 1990 as a prank and it uses paper for a much less dignified purpose.

The game of kokigami consists of cutting, decorating and pasting the sheets to create something similar to cock-puppets: dragons, birds, samurai or demon masks… basically a fake-zen version of those hideous elephant novelty briefs. The most appalling thing is how much the idea took off, breeding several “pattern books” ready to be cut and built up, and complete with suggestions about the lewd stories to be played by each paper character.

This was one of the over 1.500 entries from Ayzad’s book XXX – Il dizionario del sesso insolito, which unfortunately is not available in English yet. If you can read Italian, you can buy it here.

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