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Renzuru in 5 steps & instructions [For beginner]

Fold “連鶴/Renzuru”

Five steps for beginner


Welcome to『鶴乃五色/Tsuru-no-Goshiki』!

On this site, I’ve considered and posted how to fold “連鶴/Renzuru”.
Renzuru means connected-cranes which are made of only one paper without glue and tape.

Renzuru models was in the book which is “秘伝千羽鶴折形/Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata”.
The book was published in 1797.
There are 49 kinds of Renzuru in the book.

On this page, there are five steps for beginner in Renzuru.
I will introduce how to fold a basic crane, easy models, etc.

Fold a basic paper crane

Step 1

Basic paper crane

In the first step, fold a basic paper crane!

On the other page, there is how to fold a basic paper crane.
I will paste the link down below.

How to fold a basic paper crane How to fold a paper crane Completed crane Make a pap...

Fold a crane after making creases

Step 2

Fold a crane after making creases

When folding Renzuru, make it in the below three steps.

Make creases

Cut a paper

Fold each crane

By making creases before cutting a paper,
It will get easier to make Renzuru neatly and connecting parts will get harder to tear.

In this step, fold a crane after making creases.

How to fold a crane for connected-cranes How to fold a crane for connected-cranes Completed crane ...

【Renzuru】Imoseyama&Yakanbe

Step 3

Make Imoseyama or Yakanbe

Then make Renzuru – Imoseyama or Yakanbe!

Imoseyama and Yakanbe are the easiest models of 49 kinds of Renzuru.

How to fold Imoseyama and Yakanbe【Renzuru】 妹背山/Imoseyama野干平/Yakanbe Completed Imoseyama and Yakanbe ...

【Original model】Temusubi

Step 4

Make Temusubi

Then make Temusubi which is an original model of this site.

A connecting part is shorter than Imoseyama and Yakanbe.
However, it is easy to make this model!

How to fold Temusubi【Renzuru】 手結び/Temusubi Completed Temusubi The diagram of Temusu...

【Renzuru】Ehiroi

Step 5

Make Ehiroi

In the last step, fold Ehiroi which is one of 49 kinds of Renzuru.

This model is connected to each other with beaks.
Therefore, it is harder than Temusubi!

How to fold Ehiroi【Renzuru】 拾餌/Ehiroi Completed Ehiroi The diagram of Ehiroi ...

Fold other Renzuru models


Did you enjoy making Renzuru?

On this site, I’ve considered and posted how to fold about 40 kinds of Renzuru in Japanese.
I’ve been translating those pages into English little by little.

I recommend that you make other Renzuru models!

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Kinds and List of Renzuru【Hiden-Senbazuru-Orikata】 On this site, I've considered and posted how to fold "連鶴/Renzuru" w...