mt masking tape factory tour

#djKX exhibitor mt masking tape recently welcomed visitors to their factory in Kurashiki in Japan and fellow #djKX exhibitor Stonegift went along to find out more.

On Friday 24th March, mt masking tape began their annual factory tour in their home town Kurashiki in Japan. After a short tour of the production line, visitors were able to explore the mt factory tour exhibition and as always it was quite a spectacle with bikes, cars and even buses decorated in mt masking tape.

 

mt masking tape lovers near and far attended the tour and were able to learn about the history of the brand, discover the different and obscure uses of mt masking tape, take part in fun workshops and purchase their favourite and limited edition tapes from the mt masking tape pop up shop.

 

Koji Iyama – Designer of MT
“Circles and tubes compose the shape of the tape. These drawings which utilize the simple formative elements were made into posters. I would appreciate it if you can feel the fresh aspect that illustrates the attraction of mt.”   Koji Iyama.

Each year a design contest is held where people across the world can submit their artwork to be printed on mt masking tape. Five year old Runi was just one of the winners at this year’s design contest. Runi created his tape design using colour pencil strokes.

Okayama “Hareiro” Campaign
The Okayama “Hareiro” Campaign by mt masking tape translates as the “sunny day” campaign. In the neighbouring town of Okayama, a local tram and beautiful Japanese castle of Okayama have been decorated in mt masking tape for a limited time only.

Tane x 612
This Japanese couple run the tane x 612 factory shop in mt’s home town Kurashiki and their collection is much to be admired with other 500 different designs of mt masking tape.

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