How to fold Huyou


What is Huyou?

“芙蓉/Huyou” 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 —

— By item —
Easy to tear:・・・・
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

Divide the paper in five horizontally and draw lines like this picture.

In case that you use a 26x26cm paper.
The side of each square is 5.2cm.

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

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

Turn the paper over and make creases at the lines that you’ve drawn.

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

Make creases at the rest of line that you’ve drawn as well.

After making creases at the four 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 Huyou, 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

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is the enlarged picture.

Cut the paper until half of width.

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 Huyou.

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 Huyou!

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