Level☆2

How to fold Mitsudomoe【Renzuru】

三巴/Mitsudomoe

What is Mitsudomoe?

“三巴/Mitsudomoe” 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 —
☆2☆☆・・・・・・・・

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


Completed Mitsudomoe

The diagram of Mitsudomoe

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

Make this model while putting a marked square on top of another marked square.

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 in each direction.

After making creases, 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 the paper

Cut your paper after making creases!

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

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

At the yellow circles, cut the paper until a quarter of length.

At the blue circle, cut the paper until a half of length.

Make sure the direction of each crane

Make cranes so that the orange lines are changed to wings.


After making sure the direction of each crane, make the model – Mitsudomoe.

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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