the beloved origami crane made more accurately.
I've folded Japanese origami cranes since I was a child, but recently I wondered about the triangle in the back. It doesn't look right. Is it suppose to be a tail? From what I can tell, cranes have relatively short tail feathers. When in flight, the back part should be legs, which are in line with the body.
Call me crazy, but I propose folding cranes with a slightly altered shape. It just seems more accurate.
New cranes spotted in the wild.
If you wish to fold your own paper crane, here are instructions for the traditional crane but it's easy enough to tweek the tail to be legs. I would love to see which style you choose. Send me a pic on Twitter. My handle is @workshopemei.
Cranes of the World: 2. Individualistic and Social Behavior Paul A. Johnsgard University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jan 1983