For other uses of crane, see Crane (disambiguation)


The crane

The crane, (Japanese 折鶴 orizuru "folded crane") is one best known traditional models and folded from the bird base. A traditional Japanese belief holds that if you fold a thousand, you are granted a wish. It is also a symbol of peace and origami in general.

Folding the modelEdit

Begin with a bird base.

  1. Fold the split sides inward, using the center line as a guideline. For best performance, do not fold all the way to the line. Repeat behind.
  2. Inside reverse fold the two narrowed flaps.
  3. Inside reverse fold on a narrowed flap for the head.
  4. Inflate through the bottom and spread the wings.