Level☆2

How to fold Mukashi-otoko

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 are made of only one paper without glue and tape.

49 kinds of connected-cranes was in the book which is called “秘伝千羽鶴折形/Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata”.
The book was published in 1797.


Difficulty level

— Total difficulty level —
☆2☆☆・・・・・・・・

— By item —
Easy to tear:・・・・
Complexity :・・・・
Hard to fold:・・・・


Completed Mukashi-otoko

The diagram of Mukashi-otoko

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

You can’t make this model while referencing the diagram as it is.
The diagram was in the book -『Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata』.
So I will draw new dotted lines on the diagram.

The diagram that I drew the new dotted lines.
<reference>『Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata』- was published in 1797

This is the diagram that I drew the new dotted lines.
Make the 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 the line at one-fifth of the width of an origami paper.

In case that you use a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
The width is 3.5cm.
(17.5÷5=3.5cm)

In case that you use a 26x26cm paper.
The width is 5.2cm.
(26÷5=5.2cm)

(2)
After drawing the line, cut the paper at the line that you’ve drawn.

(3)
Cut the paper like this picture.

(4)
Fold the paper diagonally at the dotted line.

(5)
After folding the paper, turn over it as it is.

(6)
Put the paper like this picture.
Then fold the right to the left at dotted line.

(7)
Fold it like this picture.

(8)
After turning over the paper, your paper should look like this picture.

(9)
Unfold the paper and put it like this picture.

Fold it in half horizontally.

(10)
After folding the paper like this picture, unfold it.

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

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

Try not to make creases at the blue line when folding the paper at the green dotted line.

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

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

After making creases, unfold the paper.

(15)
Fold the left edge to the crease that you’ve made to make a crease at the dotted line.

(16)
After folding the paper like this picture, unfold it.

(17)
Fold the top left and the bottom left to the crease that you’ve made to make creases diagonally at the dotted lines.

(18)
After folding the paper like this picture, unfold it.

(19)
Fold the bottom right to the crease that you’ve made to make a crease diagonally at the dotted line.

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

(21)
Then fold the top right to the crease that you’ve made to make a crease diagonally at the dotted line.

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

(23)
After making creases, your paper should look like this picture.

Preparing an origami paper is Completed!

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