Level☆2

How to fold Mukashi-otoko【Renzuru】

昔男/Mukashi-otoko

What is Mukashi-otoko?

“昔男/Mukashi-otoko” 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 Mukashi-otoko

The diagram of Mukashi-otoko

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

If you make this model while referencing this diagram as it is, you will not be able to make this model.
Therefore, I will draw new dotted lines on the diagram.

This is a diagram that I drew new dotted lines.

Make this model while referencing this diagram.

Preparation of an origami paper

Recommendation

【Size】
a 17.5×17.5cm paper or it is bigger than 17.5cm.

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


(1)
Draw a line at one fifth from the top.

If you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper,
one fifth is 3.5cm.
(17.5÷5=3.5cm)

If you use a 26x26cm paper,
one fifth is 5.2cm.
(26÷5=5.2cm)

(2)
After drawing a line, cut the paper on the line that you have drawn.

(3)
After cutting the paper, it looks like this picture.

(4)
Then fold the paper diagonally to make a crease at the dotted line.

(5)
Fold the paper like this picture.
Then turn it over as it is.

(6)
Put the paper like this picture.
Then fold the right to the left to make a crease at the dotted line.
(Fold the right to the left along an edge of a triangle.)

(7)
Fold the paper like this picture.

(8)
This picture is taken from the back.
Fold the paper along an edge of a triangle like this picture.

After making a crease, unfold the paper.

(9)
Put the paper like this picture.
Then fold it in half horizontally.

(10)
Fold the paper like this picture.
After making a crease, unfold it.

(11)
Fold the top and the bottom to the middle to make creases at the dotted lines.

(12)
It is better not to make creases, which will not be used, as much as possible.
By not making creases which will not be used, completed cranes will be more beautiful.

Therefore, when making creases at the green dotted lines, try not to make creases at the blue lines.

(13)
Fold the bottom to the middle like this picture.

(14)
Then fold the top to the middle like this picture.

After making creases, unfold the paper.

(15)
Fold the left edge to the green line, which you have made a crease, to make a crease at the dotted line.

(16)
Fold the paper like this picture.
After making a crease, unfold it.

(17)
Fold the top left and the bottom left to the green line, which you have made a crease, to make creases at the dotted lines.

(18)
Fold the paper like this picture.
After making creases, unfold it.

(19)
Fold the bottom right to the green line, which you have made a crease, to make a crease at the dotted line.

(20)
After folding the paper like this picture, unfold it.

(21)
Fold the top right to the green line, which you have made a crease, to make a crease at the dotted line.

(22)
After folding the paper like this picture, unfold it.

(23)
After making creases, it looks like this picture.

Preparing an origami paper is Completed!

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