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Bande Washi Stickers - 青海波 隈取 Blue Wave - 246

by Bande
$4.90

Bande stickers-like washi tapes are all renewed in a new compact packaging!

You can peel each sticker from the roll to use just like a sticker.  As this is still a washi tape, you can remove and reposition it without leaving a residue on the paper just like a washi tape!

This is 青海波 (seigaiha) pattern in 隈取 (kumadori) colors.  青海波 (Seigaiha) literary means blue sea wave, and it is an auspicious pattern in Japan.  This pattern has a meaning of continuous happiness as if the calm blue sea wave comes over and over, and this pattern is popular for many things such as gift wrapping paper and also for kimono.  In fact, this design of kimono appears in a Japanese literature "The Tale of Genji" written in the 11th century.  By connecting each wave sticker, you can make your own wave.

隈取 (kumadori) is stage makeup worn by Japanese kabuki actors.  Kumadori make-up normally consists of colored stripes or patterns over a white foundation (see 4th picture).

* Quantity: 200 pieces of stickers-like washi tape
* Each Petal Size: within 1.4x1.6cm (0.55"x0.62")
* BRAND: Bande
* Made in Japan
* Approx. Restock Time: 2-4 weeks


**More Bande Washi Tapes HERE**

**A Little More about Bande**
We still remember the day that we first saw bande washi stickers at one of those stationery exhibition for shop owners in Tokyo few years ago.  We found a crowd in washi tape makers' area and heard lots of "wow" and "Interesting!", so we went to see what was so "wow".  And it was wow!  We ourselves are stationeryholic and both have a big washi tape collection at home, but we had never seen bande washi tapes till then.  The tape was cute, and the quality was great.  We did not know about the maker, so we went to a person from the maker to learn about them and their tapes.


Bande is a stationery brand by Nishikawa Communications established in 1906 whose strength is printing technique for books and magazines using high quality paper.  After celebrating their 100th birthday, they decided to challenge in washi tape industry using their high quality printing skill on high quality washi paper, in completely new style which is stickers-like washi tapes.  You can simply use each design like a sticker, or you can use multiple design to make a garland, washi tape circle etc.  We love using them to make washi tape circles.  We used to cut each design from the washi tape to make washi tape circles on our planners, but with bande you can skip that time-consuming part.  The roll comes with 200 pieces, so it is reasonable than using stickers for washi tape circles.  We hope you will enjoy bande as much as we do!