The Japanese Washi Tape (or Japanese Masking Tape) is very popular among artists, craft lovers, and Journal keepers. They are easy to use and look great at the same time. While the modern Japanese masking tape came into being in 2006, the paper adhesive has been around from hundreds of years, and the material of Washi paper has existed in Japan for over 1000 years. The story goes that the traditional masking tape producer, Kamoi Kakoshi, was approached by 3 Tokyo women who used the industrial tape for craft. This led the company to develop a new line of Washi tape that are beautifully designed for artistic purposes. Since then, the product remains a favorite item to many craft lovers. It can be teared by hand, and can be used and reused on almost any surfaces.