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[Easy] Instruction to Make an Origami Crow – What is “Shiunji Saezuri no Sato (Tweet Village)” where you can See White Crows?

 

Hello! I’m a writer of KARAKURIJAPAN, Yonosuke!

What I’ll introduce today is an instruction of origami, a traditional Japanese culture! The instruction is to make a kind of birds, “crow”.

 

Instruction to Simply Make a Kind of Birds, Crow from Origami!

 

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Crow is the most common bird to see in Japan. There should be no people who have never seen crows in Japan because crows live all around Japan.

Crows have had a close relation with Japan since long ago. They are known as a lucky omen, and appear on mythology as a messenger of God.
 

And a crow with three legs is used for the symbol of Japan Football Association.

 

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Source:http://lipsynch.blog10.fc2.com/blog-entry-2420.html

 

What is a White Crow?

 

I think everyone thinks of black one speaking of crows, but there are white crows existing!

 

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The white crow are born with white because of gene mutation, and the probability of the white crow is said to be a hundred thousandth to millionth.

It has been said that misfortune will happen if you hear the call of crows, but if you see white crows, something lucky might possibly happen!

 

And surprisingly, there is a place where you can see white crows in Japan!

 

A Place where you can See White Crows, “Shiunji Saezuri no Sato (Tweet Village)”

 

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Source:http://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2014/10/08/white-crow-in-niigata_n_5949876.html

 

The place is the Bird Center “Shiunji Saezuri no Sato (Tweet Village)” in Sibata city, Niigata.

It is also a place where sick and injured birds in Niigata are taken in, and it tries spreading the thought of animal protection.
 

When we asked a staff there, we heard that the visits are available from 9 am to 4 pm except for Mondays. (You had better to call there before you go.)

There are just only a few chances to see a white crow in your daily life. However, you can see ones if you go Shiunji Saezuri no Sato.

Why don’t you visit there once? You might get some luck!

>>Detail Information of Shiunji Saezuri no Sato

 

[Folding Birds] How to Make an Easy Origami “Crow”

 

Then, I’ll introduce how to make an easy origami crow form now! It is folded with black origami in the video, but it will be interesting to fold it with white origami!

 

1. Make a diagonal crease, turn it over, and make horizontal and vertical creases.

 

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▲Colored side is up, and make a diagonal crease. Then turn it over, and make horizontal and vertical creases.

 

2. Fold it diagonally, open and squash it.

 

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▲Fold it diagonally. Open and squash it to make a square.

 

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▲It should look like this.

 

3. Make creases.

 

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▲Make creases to put both sides together with the center line. And then make a crease on the upper part like the picture.

 

4. Following the creases, open and squash it.

 

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▲Following the creases, open and squash it. Do same for the back side.

By the way, the procedure so far is same as that for a crane.

 

5. Fold the corner sideways, and fold one part of paper down from the top.

 

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▲Fold the corner sideways, and fold one part of paper down from the top.

 

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▲You’re on correct way if it looks like this.

 

6. Make a mountain fold on the center line, and make an inside reverse fold to make a head.

 

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▲Make a mountain fold on the center line. Then make an inside reverse fold on the end to make a head.

 

Make two inside reverse folds like pleats to make a leg at last.

A crow has been completed!

 

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A crow has been represented just with a piece of origami paper! Did you make it well?

 

The procedure by the step 4 is totally same as that for the standard origami work, crane. So it’s not so hard!

If you fold well, then it will be good to make it with white origami for the next time!

 

Origami is especially familiar among the traditional Japanese cultures. Why don’t you experience traditional Japanese culture through origami?

KARAURIJAPAN introduces various other origami instructions. Please try them!

>>Other Origami Lectures

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