Level☆2

How to fold Hanami-guruma

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 are made of only one paper without glue and tape.

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


Difficulty level

— Total difficulty level —
☆2☆☆・・・・・・・・

— By item —
Easy to tear:・・・・
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 the lines at one-fifth of the width of an origami paper.

In case that you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
The width is 3.5cm.
(17.5÷5=3.5cm)

In case that you use a 26x26cm paper.
The width is 5.2cm.
(26÷5=5.2cm)

(2)
Then draw the line at two-fifth of the width of an origami paper.

In case that you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
The width is 7cm.
(17.5÷5×2=7cm)

In case that you use a 26x26cm paper.
The width is 10.4cm.
(26÷5×2=10.4cm)

(3)
Finally, draw the lines at one-fifth of the width of an origami paper like this picture.

In case that you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
The width is 3.5cm.
(17.5÷5=3.5cm)

In case that you use a 26x26cm paper.
The width is 5.2cm.
(26÷5=5.2cm)

(4)
After drawing the lines, cut the paper at the line that you’ve drawn.

(5)
After cutting the paper, your paper should look like this picture.

(6)
Next step is making creases at the lines that you’ve drawn.

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

(8)
Make a crease at the line that you’ve drawn like this picture.

(9)
Fold the paper at the dotted line that you’ve drawn.

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

Try not to make a crease at the yellow line when folding the paper at the blue dotted line.

(10)
Fold the paper at the line that you’ve drawn like this picture.

(11)
Rotate the paper 180 degree.

(12)
Make creases at the lines that you’ve drawn in the same way.

(13)
After making creases at the lines that you’ve drawn, your paper should look like this picture.

Preparing an origami paper is Completed!

Make creases

Make the basic creases which are the green and blue lines in this picture at each square.

When making this model, make the basic creases at each yellow square in this picture.

This picture is after making the basic creases.

Please make sure whether there are creases which are the green and blue lines in the 2 picture ago at each square.

Cut the paper

Let’s cut your paper after making creases!

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

Making Hanami-guruma while folding a paper at dotted line is get harder to make the model.
Cut the paper at the dotted line as well.

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is the enlarged picture.

I used a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
I left about 3mm for the length at the part of being connected.

Make sure the direction of each crane

Fold each paper so that where be drawn at the yellow line is changed to wings.


After making sure the direction of each crane, next step is making Hanami-guruma.

If you try to make the models by yourself, I recommend that you don’t look at next page.

If you look at how to make them, please check next page!

Let’s make Hanami-guruma!

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