Level☆1

How to fold Imoseyama and Yakanbe【Renzuru】

妹背山/Imoseyama
野干平/Yakanbe

What are Imoseyama&Yakanbe?

“妹背山/Imoseyama” and “野干平/Yakanbe” are two models 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 —
☆1・・・・・・・・・

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


Completed Imoseyama and Yakanbe

Imoseyama:Two cranes face in the same direction.
Yakanbe:Two cranes face in the different direction.

The diagram of Imoseyama and Yakanbe

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

The diagrams of Imoseyama and Yakanbe are the same.

Preparation of an origami paper

Recommendation

【Size】
a 15x15cm paper or it is bigger than 15cm.

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


Fold the paper in half.

Fold the paper like this picture and unfold it.

Fold the paper in half in the other direction.

Fold the paper like this picture and unfold it.

After making creases, cut the paper on the yellow line.

Cut the paper 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.

(On the other page, there is how to make basic-creases in more detail when making these models.
I will paste the link down below.)

How to crease for Imoseyama (1)Fold the right square in half diagonally. (2)Fold it l...

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

After cutting the paper while referencing the diagram, it looks like this picture.

Cut the paper until a 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 models – Imoseyama or Yakanbe.

In the next page, there is how to make the models.
If you try to make them by yourself, I recommend that you don’t look at the next page!

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