Japanese washi tape is lovely but also very expensive. That is why many people that use washi tape for various projects buy far less than they would actually like.
There is an easy way to find much more affordable Japanese washi tape, however, and all it often takes is a quick trip to the Internet.
Where to find affordable washi tape — As washi tape has become popular with hobbyists around the world, sites have popped up that sell it at either lower prices than typical retail or at wholesale prices.
Both of these sites are excellent ways to get the tape you want, especially as they ship fast as well.
What to look for in a site — First, look for sites based in Japan so you can get a sense of how much you would pay for washi tape from a typical Japanese seller. Bookmark the sites offering the lowest prices, so you can go back later and compare their prices with those of other sites you find.
Now look for American or European sites as they can often have lower prices than Japanese sites, simply because they buy huge amounts of washi tape and other Japanese supplies at wholesale prices.
The variety of washi tape you need — Remember not to just concentrate on price, however, as you also want to be able to find the cutest washi tape you can. Especially if you are using it for projects you are currently creating.
That is why you should also look for sites offering a wide variety of tape and other Japanese suppliers, while still keeping costs low.
Compare all the sites you have found and choose the washi tape you want to buy, depending on the final cost. Be sure to factor in shipping fees as well.