washi tape

Feeling Artsy? Here Are 9 Creative Uses for Cute Japanese Washi Tape!

Do you step into Japanese stationery shops and go crazy over the wide variety of cute products they have? One favorite spot is Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ), a Japanese lifestyle store that sells an array of goods ranging from outdoor equipment to even DIY materials. More often than not, I end up buying many different designs…

What to Buy in Okayama in 2018: 7 Souvenirs From the Land of Sunshine

Okayama is prominent on the travel radar of Japanese natives and foreigners alike for many reasons: it is blessed with abundant sunshine, thus making it a great environment for the growing of fruits; it is home to Japan’s best-loved folk tale character, Momotaro; and it is the birthplace of both the washi masking tape and…

Cat Lover? Here Are 4 Neko Atsume Goodies That Are Purr-Fect for You!

Everyone knows the cat-collecting game called Neko Atsume in Japan. It gives the gamer a chance to take care of many cats while taking photos with them or receiving tokens from them. It is quite an addictive game that has even led fans to buying some of the game’s items. Here are 4 of the…

MT’s Washi Tape: World-Famous Japanese Masking Tape

If you spent some time on image sharing websites on the internet, you have probably seen washi tape in one way or another. But did you know it actually comes from Japan? The word washi comes from the word “wa” in Japanese meaning “traditional Japanese”, and “shi” meaning paper. So basically washi tape is traditional…