Hands up who’s addicted to washi tape? It’s one of the few stationery items that I actually manage to use and there are so many amazingly cute designs. Here’s a few of my favourites.
Yozo Craft have lots of new washi tape including these boxes with two kawaii designs. I think I need the Sumikko Gurashi one, but they also have Hello Kitty and Totoro!
One of the reasons I haven’t been back to Japan yet is because I need to save up a fortune to spend in Aranzi Aronzo. You can buy online but there’s just too much choice. I really love all their washi tape, which they sell in a vending machine so you get a surprise. (I can’t link directly to the buying page, but you can search for masking tape to find it)
Modes4u have over 400 washi tapes, including some really fun die cut designs. Who doesn’t like alpacas with hats?
You could spend an entire month browsing washi tape on Etsy and spend a million pounds too. This animal heads (with animals on their heads) design is on my wishlist.
And finally, birds don’t get kawaii-fied nearly enough so here’s some colourful birds tape at Cute Things From Japan.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.