Diagram of Hitsujigusa


What is Hitsujigusa?

“未草/Hitsujigusa” is an original Renzuru model of this site – “Tsuru-no-Goshiki”.

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

Original models

I’ve posted only ways to prepare a paper for original models other than Temusubi.

Renzuru models which I posted how to make them are yellow thumbnails like the picture below.
If you are looking for those models, please look for them on the top page.

Difficulty level

— Total difficulty level —

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

Completed Hitsujigusa


The diagram of Hitsujigusa

The diagram of Hitsujigusa

Preparation of an origami paper


a 15x15cm paper or it is bigger than 15cm.

・Basic origami paper
・Double sided origami paper
・Washi paper

Fold the paper in half in each direction.

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!

The diagram of Hitsujigusa

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is an enlarged picture.

Each cut is one fourth of the length.

Make sure the direction of each crane

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

Preparing a paper for Hitsujigusa is finished!

Make this model carefully while making sure the direction of each crane!

I recommend that you raise a head/tail so that the part, which is shown by the arrow, is long.
By raising it like this picture, this model will be more beautiful.

After making four cranes, make beaks at parts whichever you like.

I made beaks so that cranes face in the direction of clockwise.

When you post pictures of your completed Renzuru works on social media,
please write my website’s name – “Tsuru-no-Goshiki” or paste the link!

On Instagram, if you write “@ritsu_cranes”,
I will be able to see your works and glad!😀

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