- a manuscript scroll having columns running across the width, folded in accordion fashion along the separating margins.
- a book consisting of leaves, printed on one side only, uncut at the fore edge.
Origin of orihon
1905–10; < Japanese, equivalent to ori fold + hon book (< fon < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese běn)
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Now the orihon is complete, and it is the link between the roll and the book.