Level☆3

How to fold Myomyo【Renzuru】

妙々/Myomyo

What is Myomyo?

“妙々/Myomyo” 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 —
☆3☆☆☆・・・・・・・

— By item —
Tear easily :☆☆・・・
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.
Make creases a little on the top and until a quarter of length on the bottom.

Then fold the right edge to the crease that you have made to make a crease at the dotted line.

After making creases, cut the paper along the blue line that you have made.

After cutting the paper, it looks like this picture.

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

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

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

Fold the paper like this picture.

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.

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

If you make this model while folding a paper along the dotted line, it will get harder to make it.
Therefore, cut the paper on the dotted line as well.

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

The yellow line is marked at one fourth of length of a small square.
The left cut is one fourth of the length.

I used a 17.5×17.5cm paper.
The small square is about 4.3×4.3cm.
I left about 4mm for a connecting part.
(I recommend that you leave more than one sixteenth and less than one eighth of length of a small paper.)

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 – Myomyo.

In the next page, 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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