Level☆1

How to fold Ehiroi【Renzuru】

拾餌/Ehiroi

What is Ehiroi?

“拾餌/Ehiroi” is one model of 49 kinds of “連鶴/Renzuru”.

Renzuru means connected-cranes which are made of only one paper without glue and tape.

49 kinds of Renzuru was in the book which is “秘伝千羽鶴折形/Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata”.
The book was published in 1797.


Difficulty level

— Total difficulty level —
☆1・・・・・・・・・

— By item —
Tear easily :・・・・
Complexity :・・・・・
Hard to fold:・・・・・


Completed Ehiroi

The diagram of Ehiroi

<reference>『Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata』- was published in 1797

Preparation of an origami paper

Recommendation

【Size】
a 15x15cm paper or it is bigger than 15cm.

【Kinds】
・Basic origami paper
・Double sided origami paper
・Washi paper


Fold the paper in three in each direction.

After making creases, cut the paper on the yellow line.

Cut the paper like this picture.

Preparing an origami paper is Completed!

Make creases

Make basic-creases, which are the green lines and the blue lines in this picture, on each square in the paper.

Make basic-creases in each yellow square.

This picture is taken after making basic-creases in each yellow square.

Please make sure whether there are the creases, which are the green lines and the blue lines in the 2 pictures ago, in each yellow square.

Cut a paper

Cut your paper after making creases!

<reference>『Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata』- was published in 1797

If you make this model while folding a paper along the dotted line, it will get harder to make it.
Therefore, cut the paper on the dotted line as well.

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is an enlarged picture.

I used a 15x15cm paper.
I left about 2.5mm for the length of the connecting part.

Make sure the direction of each crane

Make cranes so that the yellow lines are changed to wings.


After making sure the direction of each crane, make the model – Ehiroi.

In the next pages, there is how to make the model.
If you try to make it by yourself, I recommend that you don’t look at the next page!

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