Ooh...I love those..I would love to try making them..I am insane because I bought all these books on making things out of paper and have yet to follow any directions in them..I just wing it from the pic...I don't think I have this book...could you tell me the name of the book you bought? Please..
I wonder if they have one in English..my Japanese is a little rusty..well absent, really
here's a link to the book's auction on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=015&item=250012158015&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
The title is in Japanese and I tried to find it on Amazon but to no avail.
There are other Japanese craft books out there that have shiori ningyo in them. Sometimes you can find them by googling: