Level☆3

How to fold Myomyo

妙々/Myomyo

What is Myomyo?

“妙々/Myomyo” 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 —
☆3☆☆☆・・・・・・・

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


Completed Myomyo

The diagram of Myomyo

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

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



Fold the paper in half vertically.

However make a crease a little at the top.
At the bottom, make a crease until quarter of a length of your paper.

Fold the right edge to the crease that you have made.

After making the crease, cut the paper at the blue line that you have made in previous step.

After cutting the paper, your paper should look like this picture.

Then fold the top left in the direction of the blue arrow to make a crease diagonally.

After folding the paper like this picture, turn over the paper as it is.

Put the paper like this picture.

Fold the bottom upwards to make a crease at the dotted line.

Fold the paper like this picture.

This picture is that seeing the back side.

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

Preparing an origami paper is Completed!

Make creases

Make the basic creases which are the green and blue lines in this picture at each square.

When making this model, make the basic creases at each yellow square in this picture.

Please make sure whether there are creases which are the green and blue lines in the 2 picture ago at each square.

Cut the paper

Let’s cut your paper after making creases!

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

Making this model while folding a paper at dotted line is get harder to make the model.
Cut the paper at the dotted line as well.

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

The yellow line is marked quarter of a length of a small paper.

The length of the left cut is quarter of the length of the small paper.

I recommend that a part of being connected is less than one eighth of the length of the small paper.

I used a 17.5cm paper.
I left 4mm for a part of being connected.

Make sure the direction of each crane

Fold each paper so that where be drawn at the yellow line is changed to wings.


After making sure the direction of each crane, next step is making Myomyo.

If you try to make the models by yourself, I recommend that you don’t look at next page.

If you look at how to make them, please check next page!

Let’s make Myomyo!

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