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Shinryu is a brush-script typeface designed with the image of a gentle female dragon speaking to us. Its thin strokes make it possible to give a tender image, while it looks dignified when used for texts.
The Kokuryu-sou in Adobe Fonts is a version of Kokuryu with fewer blurred strokes, which reduces the data size. It will be useful for letter cutting and animation or video clips.

Type Designer


Showashotai is a brand of high-quality brush-script typefaces designed to meet many needs. Each letter form is carefully designed by a skilled master of calligraphy.
Originally an advertising production company in the 1950s, Kouei Sign Works transformed into a font manufacturing company specializing in brush-script typefaces in 2006.
In 2013, it was officially renamed to Showashotai Co., Ltd. Showashotai creates digital brush-script typefaces that look like real handwritten calligraphic letters. With all production work done in-house, Showashotai aims to preserve the culture of Japanese calligraphy for the future.

Licensing Information
The full Adobe Fonts library is cleared for both personal and commercial use.

As with everything from Adobe Fonts, you can use these fonts for:

Design Projects

Create images or vector artwork, including logos

Website Publishing

Create a Web Project to add any font from our service to your website


Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

Video and Broadcast

Use fonts to create in-house or commercial video content

And more…

Visit the Adobe Fonts Licensing  FAQ for full details

Visit Showashotai to purchase additional licensing and services, including:
Mobile Apps: Embed fonts in your app UI
Self Hosting: Host web font files on your own server
Custom Services: Request modifications or bespoke fonts directly from the foundry
Volume licensing: Use the fonts across your whole organization
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How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.


In application font menus, this font will display:

{{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_family_name}} {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_subfamily_name}}


To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles.