How to fold Kakitsubata


What is Kakitsubata?

“杜若/Kakitsubata” 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 Kakitsubata

The diagram of Kakitsubata

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

Preparation of an origami paper


a 17.5×17.5cm paper or it is bigger than 17.5cm.

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

Fold the paper in three in each direction.

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

Cut the paper like this picture.

Preparing an origami paper is completed!

Make creases

In the “A” square, make basic-creases.

In the “B” square, make outside-blintz-crane-creases.

In the “A” square, make basic-creases which are the green lines and the blue lines in this picture.

In the “B” square, make outside-blintz-crane-creases which are the green lines and the blue lines in this picture.

This picture is taken after making creases in each yellow square.

Please make sure whether there are the creases, which are the green lines and the blue lines in the previous picture or the 2 pictures ago, in each yellow square.

Cut the paper

Cut your paper after making creases!

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

If you make this model while folding a paper along the dotted line, it will get harder to make it.
Therefore, cut the paper on the dotted line as well.

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is an enlarged picture.

I used a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
I left about 2.5mm for the length of the connecting part.

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 – Kakitsubata.

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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