Level☆2

How to fold Hanami-guruma【Renzuru】

花見車/Hanami-guruma

What is Hanami-guruma?

“花見車/Hanami-guruma” 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 —
☆2☆☆・・・・・・・・

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


Completed Hanami-guruma

The diagram of Hanami-guruma

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

Preparation of an origami paper

Recommendation

【Size】
a 17.5×17.5cm paper or it is bigger than 17.5cm.

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


(1)
Draw lines at one fifth from the top and at one fifth from the bottom.

If you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper,
one fifth is 3.5cm.
(17.5÷5=3.5cm)

If you use a 26x26cm paper,
one fifth is 5.2cm.
(26÷5=5.2cm)

(2)
Then draw a line at two fifth from the left.

If you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper,
one fifth is 7cm.
(17.5÷5×2=7cm)

If you use a 26x26cm paper,
one fifth is 10.4cm.
(26÷5×2=10.4cm)

(3)
Finally, draw lines at one fifth from the line, which you have drawn in the previous step, and at one fifth from the right.

If you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper,
one fifth is 3.5cm.
(17.5÷5=3.5cm)

If you use a 26x26cm paper,
one fifth is 5.2cm.
(26÷5=5.2cm)

(4)
After drawing lines, cut the paper on the blue line that you have drawn.

(5)
After cutting the paper, it looks like this picture.

(6)
Next step is making creases along the lines that you have drawn.

(7)
Turn the paper over and put it like this picture.

(8)
Make a crease along the line that you have drawn like this picture.

(9)
Then make a crease along the blue dotted line that you have drawn.

It is better not to make creases, which will not be used, as much as possible. By not making creases which will not be used, completed cranes will be more beautiful.

Therefore, when making a crease along the blue dotted line, try not to make a crease at the yellow line.

(10)
Fold the paper along the line that you have drawn like this picture.

(11)
Rotate the paper 180 degree.

(12)
Make creases along the lines that you have drawn in the same way.

(13)
After making creases, it looks 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 the 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 lines, it will get harder to make it.
Therefore, cut the paper on the dotted lines as well.

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is an enlarged picture.

I used a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
I left about 3mm 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 – Hanami-guruma.

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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