The smooth adhesion of masking tape: place it down, and you can recover it. Masking tape is popular for being multipurpose: it can be used with letters, for notes, as labels, and more. Having once hosted a masking tape company, Okayama’s Kurashiki City is known as the origin of masking tape in Japan. Multiple related specialty stores can be found in Kurashiki’s historical quarter, where renovated old shops are proving popular. Some of the shops even host masking tape decorating activities, so you can have fun with masking tape, decorating paper bags or fans to take with you.