My seminary students from Singapore and Tokyo will tell you that I am obsessed by little black notebooks.  I always have one in my bag.  They are perfect for taking notes or jotting down ideas.  The other day I was in Kinokuniya (a really big bookshop) and noticed the MT-Deco (masking tape).  I had seen it before, but was never sure what to do with it.  The display included several books dedicated to using MT for crafts.  I opted not to buy the books, they are in Japanese, and just browsed through them for ideas.  I did buy several rolls of the cute tape.

Japanese Masking Tape

I decided to try some out on a couple of my notebooks.  It took less than 5 minutes to do both of these.

MT Notebooks

I “googled” Japanese masking tape to see if I could find any ideas for using it. I was shocked to see how much some people in the US are selling it for…almost three times what I paid for it here in Tokyo.  I’ll be looking for new ideas to use it, I have a few in mind.

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3 Responses to MT-Japan

  1. James says:

    You may need to add this to your periodic import of Hi-Chews to Kingwood, Texas. I bet my girls would be excited to get something like this for their crafts (hint, hint).

  2. Kim says:

    Yeah, I’ve seen it floating around all my crafty blogs. That, and Japanese fabric and Japanese softie books.

    Have fun in Texas. Give Ally a hug.

  3. dee says:

    Hey, I have some of that type of tape I picked up in Japan. I use it in my card making (pretty cool stuff). I love the black book look!
    I am still sad I am going to miss you in April, but for a good reason. I don’t know if by Apr 7th the cherry blossoms will still be out but I hope there are some lazy trees that will cooperate holding out until then!

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