How to fold Huyou


What is Huyou?

“芙蓉/Huyou” 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 —

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

Completed Huyou


The diagram of Huyou

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

Preparation of an origami paper


a 26x26cm paper or it is bigger than 26cm.

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

Draw lines like this picture.
(Divide the paper in five horizontally.)

If you use a 26x26cm paper, the side of each square is 5.2cm.

After drawing lines, cut the paper on the blue line.

After cutting the paper, it looks like this picture.

Turn the paper over and make creases along the lines that you have drawn.

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

Then make creases along the three other lines that you have drawn as well.

After making creases along the four lines that you have drawn, 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 a paper

Cut your paper after making creases!

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

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is an enlarged picture.

Cut the paper until half of width.

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 – Huyou.

In the next page, 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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