Level☆5

How to fold Kumanri【Renzuru】

九万里/Kumanri

What is Kumanri?

“九万里/Kumanri” 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 —
☆5☆☆☆☆☆・・・・・

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


Completed Kumanri

The diagram of Kumanri

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

While referencing this diagram as it is, you are not able to make this model.
Therefore, I will redraw lines on the diagram.

This is a diagram that I redrew lines.

This is a diagram that I redrew lines.
However, it is a little difficult to make this model while referencing this diagram.
Therefore, I will change the diagram to a simple diagram as the same size ratio.

This is a diagram that I changed to a simple diagram.

Make this model while referencing this diagram.

Preparation of an origami paper

Recommendation

【Size】
a 26x26cm paper or it is bigger than 26cm.

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


Fold the paper in four 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” squares, make inside-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” squares, make inside-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!

This is a diagram that I changed to a simple diagram.

If you make this model while folding a paper along the top left and bottom right dotted lines, it will get harder to make it.
Therefore, cut the paper on the top left and bottom right dotted lines as well.

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

This is an enlarged picture.

I used a 26x26cm paper.
I left about 4mm 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 – Kumanri.

In the next pages, 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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