Diagram of Nishiki-megane


What is Nishiki-megane?

“錦眼鏡/Nishiki-megane” is an original Renzuru model of this site – “Tsuru-no-Goshiki”.

Renzuru means connected-cranes which are made of only one paper without glue and tape.

Original models

I’ve posted only ways to prepare a paper for original models other than Temusubi.

Renzuru models which I posted how to make them are yellow thumbnails like the picture below.
If you are looking for those models, please look for them on the top page.

Difficulty level

— Total difficulty level —

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

Completed Nishiki-megane


The diagram of Nishiki-megane

The diagram of Nishiki-megane

Preparation of an origami paper


a 26x26cm paper or it is bigger than 26cm.

・Basic origami paper
・Double sided origami paper
・Washi paper

Fold the paper in four 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!

The diagram of Nishiki-megane

Cut the paper while referencing the diagram.

I used a 26x26cm paper.
I left about 2 to 2.5mm for the length of the connecting part.

Cut the parts which have been circled in the different way.

In the blue circle,
make a cut on the right side until the center.

In the yellow circle,
make a cut on the bottom side until the center.

Make sure the direction of each crane

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

Preparing a paper for Nishiki-megane is finished!

Make this model carefully while making sure the direction of each crane!

When folding a square which is not marked,
make a crane as it is.

When folding squares which are marked,
make a crane while putting the marked square on top of the other by the same symbol.

After making all cranes, make beaks at parts whichever you like.

When you post pictures of your completed Renzuru works on social media,
please write my website’s name – “Tsuru-no-Goshiki” or paste the link!

On Instagram, if you write “@ritsu_cranes”,
I will be able to see your works and glad!😀

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