tape that makes us happy: japanese masking tape

From the country that brought us Harajuku style, anime, and Maru comes this super kawaii (cute) innovation: Japanese Happytape, now available in the United States and making its brightly colored presence known around the blogosphere. Made from washi paper, Happytape has a million uses besides making me smile. Seriously — there’s an entire blog full of projects for inspiration. The tapes are perfect for low-impact crafts such as gift wrapping, card making, scrapbooking, and just making anything a little less mundane. — Katie D.

From our partners

How resilient is this tape? My fridge handles are cracked and I am looking for an easy cover-up.

Mary T

Since it’s basically masking tape, I’m not thinking it would be made to stand up to being touched over a long period of time. But I haven’t actually used it — readers?

I want to cover everything in my house with this! If only I could decide which ones to buy!

T Bone

good-bye scotch tape! you can take your dull, colorless self out of my life. I’m tired of tape being so see through and awful.

Summer Fruit

Sure everyone likes colours, but why stop at colours when you can have…



I bought some a few weeks back and just love it for wrapping presents!

Oh, I love this tape! Is it available in any retail stores, or do I have to purchase online? Thanks!

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I am in love with these tapes. I can use them everywhere and on anything! I got mine from a store called “littlehappythings1” on Etsy. They are new, but their price is the best so far as I know and the owner is very sweet to deal with. If anyone is interested, you can check here:
I have a boxful of tapes and I still can’t get enough of them!


I love shopping here, the prices are fair and selection is great. No hidden cost in shipping and I get free shipping from time to time depending on what I order.


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