Up your origami game with these intricate cut paper designs.

Origami is one of Japan’s most well-known forms of art. As a young child growing up in the States I even remember folding things like blow-up paper balloons and paper fortune tellers with my friends.

While origami can be made from any old piece of scrap paper you have lying around, there are an endless number of bright colors and beautifully printed papers you can find made specifically for folding paper. Or, you can get two art forms for the price of one and combine kirigami, which is the art of cutting paper, with origami. Chiyo Kirigami paper offers nine different laser-cut designs and colors to choose from to give your origami an exceptionally elegant look.

▼ This white design in particular looks like lace!

Due to the popularity and high demand for Chiyo Kirigami’s products, they have stopped taking reservations for orders on their website, although you can still place orders in person at their Shinjuku shop location, called Tools. or through this website here for 972 yen (US$8.50) plus shipping for a pack of three papers. Orders will be shipped in the order they have been received as the paper comes back in stock.

For more inspiration, take a look at this artist’s own hand-cut kirigami and origami creations. Or, if art you can eat is more your thing, try your hand at rice ball origami!

Shop information
Tools / トゥールズ
Address: Tokyo-to Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 3-38-2 Lumine Est Shinjuku 6F
東京都新宿区新宿3-38-2 新宿ルミネエスト6階
Open: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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