Unryu Paper: The Paper That Brings Movement to Your Crafts

If you're into papercraft, you probably have heard of Unryu paper, a Japanese paper that looks like a dragon or a cloud dancing in the sky. How cool is that?

Unryu paper, literally "cloud dragon paper (Unryushi 雲龍紙)," is a traditional Japanese paper with a unique texture that resembles the movement of dragons dancing among the cloud. Undoubtedly, Unryu paper possesses a remarkable beauty with its long fibers gracefully floating in multiple directions, translucent texture, delicate character, and an impeccable wow-factor.

Unryu dragonKozo Studio's Unryu Paper

Unryu Dragon painting at Kencho-ji Temple versus Kozo Studio's white Unryu paper. I know, the resemblance is totally uncanny!

Unryu paper is typically made from kozo (paper mulberry) fibers, which are known for their strength and durability. The long, swirling fibers are added to the paper pulp during the paper-making process, which creates a unique texture that adds depth and movement to any artwork. The fibers can be visible on one or both sides of the paper, depending on how it is made. Unryu paper has been around for centuries, and it's easy to see why artists and papercrafters love it. 

White and pink Unryu papers

Unryu Kozo papers boast visually stunning silky strands and are renowned for their lightweight, translucent quality.

Our Unryu Kozo paper is available in different colors, textures, and weights, so you can choose the perfect one for your project. Many paper crafters or paper artists have Unryu in their paper collection, to be used for myriad of art, craft, and even interior design projects. In fact, Unryu is so popular that it is the first picture that generally comes to mind when people think about kozo papers.

Unryu Kozo Paper Collage

Some shades of our Unryu Kozo (25 gsm)

๊White Unryu Paper with Flower Digital Print

Finer strands of Unryu White Kozo (40 gsm) can enhance your printmaking.

Green origami dinosaur

Parasaurolophus designed by Shuki Kato and folded by one of our customers using Unryu Kozo (25 gsm).

Dragon origami folder by Unryu Kozo Paper

Ancient Dragon designed by Satoshi Kamiya and folded by one of our customers using Unryu Kozo (25 gsm).

Kozo paper as an interlayer glass

 Laminated glass at our office with Unryu as an interlayer.



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