Dispatches from Tokyo: mt tape Factory Tour


Contributor post by Ros of Polkaros.


Japanese washi masking tape brand mt tape is having a 'mt factory tour' event in Kurashiki located in Okayama prefecture from 15 -27 May 2012. It is their first factory open house event and I was happy to be one of the lucky participants.




The tour consisted of a walkthrough on the raw materials they use and the process of how the tapes are cut and packed for shipping. You can also see the detailed writeup on mt tape's website here

Besides a tour around their factory, there were also a few event areas set up especially for this tour period. One of the highlights was the amazing mt store where they launched some of their latest products and limited edition tapes. 

Here's a new series called 'mt CASA' for decorating your home.







There was also a wide variety of  limited edition tapes only available during the tour.




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Ros Lee is a lifestyle product/ zakka designer based in Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by Japan's traditional crafts and unique zakka goods, she moved to Japan to study Textile design 8 years ago and has been living there ever since. She recently launched her Polkaros online store that carries some of the lifestyle products that she has designed in Japan. In her free time, Ros enjoys pottery, silkscreening, sewing and going around Japan with her camera.

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11 comments:

Marylinn Kelly said...

So happy to have found your blog, hopping over from FARMLASS. I've enjoyed all the recent posts and am a fool for everything paper. Thanks for the mt tour and for your printable downloads (labels being a current obsession). A wonderful site, thank you.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, this is so cool! Off to check out the rest of your site. :)

Dianthusa said...

OMG sooo cool!

Bibi said...

Love it!!!!!!

Liana said...

Oh boy! I would have lost my mind during the tour! All of that amazing tape...Eeek! Love it!

Kat said...

So many beautiful tapes!

Thanks so much for sharing these amazing pictures Ros!

lisa s said...

oh my god. washi tape heaven...;D

Lisa said...

I wish they made MT fabric, then I could make some cushions!

Melissa Kojima said...

OMG! Even the bus is covered in the cute tape---oh, maybe not---but it's fun from start to finish. I love seeing how things are made and would love to go on this tour.

Jennifer said...

wow, so cute! i'm definitely tempted to buy some mt tape, and that kitchen is perfect.

Rachel said...

I couldn't decide what color to use in our nursery so I just ordered a bunch of this off of a site mt CASA. I came across your site looking for ideas you should do some!

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