Dear Keinan, 

Although I’m not the best person to fully and conclusively answer your 
question, I would suggest you check this options: 

1. <> run by Nicolas Terry. There is 
a paper named Alios Kraft, which is advertised as one of the thinnest papers 
and the pictures that accompany the paper show several origami insects. It is 
strong and as thin as bible paper (28 grms/ square meter) 

2. Also, people have been using double tissue with a coat of MC (methyl 
celulosa) which you can learn how to make and use by watching YouTube 

3. Some of the finest pieces I’ve seen where you can’t even tell if there is a 
coat on the paper or not, are those made by Kade Chan. Here at the Musuem of 
Origami in Colonia, Uruguay, have two pieces by him (Alien and Gryphos) that 
were made out of “architecture paper”. I’m sure he’ll be happy to tell you more 
about the paper he used. 

4. Paper that has been very popular is Michael LaFosse handmade paper. Not sure 
if he’s still making batches. Nicolas Terry had some. Gorgeous paper, different 
colors, but for Ryujin you may need to add some “substance” (foil?) to give it 
body, volume. 

5. Check the series written by Ilan Garibi about paper qualities. It’s 
available in The Fold (OrigamiUSA online magazine) and also in Sara Adam’s 
website. It tells you the quality and uses of mostly every paper known by 
origami artists. There is a comparison chart too. 

6. Talk directly with people who have been making tissue foil for extraordinary 
complex figures. There are many and you can find their names and/or contacts in 
Flickr, Instagram or Facebook. Don’t be shy to connect directly with them. 

Hope this helps,

Kind regards
Laura Rozenberg
Museo del Origami in Colonia <> 
> On May 12, 2020, at 2:59 PM, Keinan Weissberg <> wrote:
> Hello, my name is Keinan Weissberg. I am 9 years old and a member of origami 
> USA and i would like to ask a few questions for all the origami masters out 
> there.
> I am trying to fold the ryujin and I don't know how thin the paper should be, 
> for example the gsm of the paper. Additionally, where I can get very big 
> paper, for example, I thought I needed to use a paper 2m by 2m like 
> Mr.Satoshi Kamiya did. I usually use a double tissue paper I make at home but 
> when I try combining papers together to make a larger paper it always 
> wrinkles or tears. The largest tissue paper I made with the glass table (145 
> cm by 70 cm) at home is 1m by 1m, but it did not come out so good. I normally 
> make 60 cm by 60 cm tissue paper to fold complex origami like Lucanus 
> maculifemoratus by Mr. Kota Imai.  
> Can you please give me advice?
> It would also help if someone can tell me different types of papers I can 
> make at home and use. 
> Thank you for your cooperation.
> Keinan Weissberg

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