World of Washi Tapes – Discover The Magic Inside

I never thought of one day I’d be writing about masking tape.  I’ve always tried to avoid using any sort of masking tape that we usually see.  For example, duct tape, brown tape, cellophane tape, PVC tape etc.  It’s sticky and not to mention that I need to use scissors or tape dispenser to cut… what’s so great about it?

However, the one type of masking tape that I’m going to be talking about is different. (hey, or else you won’t see me here writing 🙂 )  And the name for this special type of masking tape is called washi tape.

There are various ways to call it as I’ve covered here.

Washi tapes have been around in the market for quite a while, I just didn’t pay much attention to it until one fine day…

…I spotted a music washi tape in a bookstore.  I got hooked easily when I saw anything related to music.  The music washi tape was, of course, in my shopping cart and came home with me.

World of washi tapes and find out the magic inside

What’s the magic?


I shared this with my cousin.

We then went on collecting a few more and more until we decided to sell them online.  We buy, sell and collect at the same time!

You can find all sorts of pictures, colors, textures and patterns on washi tapes.  Thus, it’s not necessary to be artsy or crafty because washi tape itself is already an art piece.  Just let your creativity run wild.

First washi tape collection

First lot of deco tapes – first saw the white music notes and then the brown and the rest. Guess which one is the most expensive here? {answer below}


Why is it so popular that people are willing to line up to get into the mt expo in Taipei, for instance?  Yes, this is the latest happening in mt expo (at the time of writing this…Oct 2014).

Why are people crazy about these little tapes?  It’s so tiny that you might even overlook at first glance.  However, once you get deep inside of it, it’s hard to get out!  But I believe it’s a good one!

As such, this blog is all about washi tapes and stuff.  What are they?  Why are people falling in love with them?  What’s so great about it?  How to useWho came out with the ideaIs it really that pricey and so on?

Of course, along the way some other things will be included as well to complement.

Are you ready?

Let’s head straight into the world of washi tapes and find out the magical part of them!

{answer: the middle one… hearts in the sky}