Washi Tape

Washi Tape

Washi is traditional Japanese paper. The word "washi" comes from "wa" meaning 'Japanese' and "shi" meaning 'paper'. The term is used to describe paper that uses local fiber, processed by hand and made in the traditional manner. Wikipedia

What is a washi tape?

Washi Tape is actually usually made from natural fibers (like bamboo or hemp) or the bark of trees native to Japan such as mulberry, mitsumata shrub or the gampi tree. Though the texture may somewhat mimic masking tape, washi tape is way better because of its pretty designs and strong, durable versatility.

How sticky is washi tape?

Washi tape is reusable, biodegradable, tree free and made out of highly renewable resources. The adhesive can be silicon, rubber or acrylic depending on the brand. Just like masking tape it does come off...unlike duct tape it does not leave a sticky mess.

Is washi tape removable from paper?

My answer would be that washi (和紙) is japanese paper. So they are paper tape. ... You can tear them by hand, since they are made of thin paper. They are removable but of course not on things like thin tissue paper (although I have done it slowly with wrapping tissue paper)

What is washi paper used for?

Washi is made using fibers from the inner bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia chrysantha), or the paper mulberry (kōzo) bush. ... Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp, and is used in many traditional arts.