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Did you know "washi" means "Japanese paper"?! All our chiyogami yuzen washi is hand-silkscreened in Japan - even our washi tape is made w/ REAL washi!

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I just HAD to repost this adorable pic from @mae.calle (who is all the way in the Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­!) bc it has seriously made my day and gives me #allthefeels 😍 Messages like these warm my heart and mean so much to me... they give me strength to keep going at this crazy business after 13 years ☺ It's so nice to be appreciated and I have to say it right back at cha to all of you guys - I adore you! 😘😘😘
Where's all my Hawai'i peeps at?! πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸ  What I wouldn't give for some shave ice from Waiola's right now (calpico/lychee with lilikoi cream πŸ˜‹πŸ§)! Unfortunately I'm not headed back to the rock right now, but these #washitape lovelies are part of an order headed to one of my oldest and most favorite customers @thepaperiehawaii @kahalamall ......if you're in the area make sure to stop by and #shoplocalhawaii !
Anybody else experiencing H-O-T weather lately? β˜€οΈIt's been crazy hot here in the Bay Area recently and I can hardly stand to be in the kitchen, but all ya'll know cooking is my stress therapy from the business (and life 😝) so today I made a nice, cool summer meal of watermelon gazpacho πŸ‰, raw sweet corn salad, and my new go-to quinoa patties πŸ˜‹ It was the perfect meal to beat the heat! πŸ”₯ And even though I love me some meat, I've been trying to do #meatlessmonday recently to change things up so this was great for that too ☺ What are you guys cooking lately that you love?? #foodporn #dinner #therapy
#throwbackthursday to my last Japan trip! Here's a video from a visit I took to Kurotani Washi where this artist was making kozo washi for a wall project that is similar to the base paper used in the type of chiyogami yuzen washi paper TRO sells. Kuratani Washi is over 800 years old, and was started by Heike warriors that lost the war against the Genji who had sought to hide from defeat in the mountains and began to make paper to support themselves. Kurotani is recognized as the home to traditional Japanese handmade papers and it was pretty amazing to get to see and learn about the history and washi processes! #tbt
***CLOSED**** Happy #WashiWednesday ! I've been thinking we're overdue for a #giveaway .. don't you think?! So here's your chance to WIN A $50 SHOP CREDIT... just by doing the following:
1) Follow Us @therareorchid 
2) Share This Picture
3) Hashtag your post #TRORealWashiGiveaway
RULES: U.S. residents only. No private IG accounts (or we can't see your posts). Giveaway ends midnight PST Friday 6/16. Winner will be announced Saturday 6/17.
Today is the LAST DAY FOR 30% OFF our washi tape made from REAL hand-silk screened chiyogami yuzen washi paper! Use code REALWASHI30 at checkout to grab our one of a kind tapes where you get sooooo many different looks all in one roll .... just look at how many different patterns you get in our Butterfly Kisses print featured here! πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹ Plus score a FREE set of clothespin magnets for every $20 spent... just write your selection in the notes at checkout ☺ Happy Sunday, everyone!
Our Chiyogami Yuzen Washi Tape Variety Packs (sets of 10)  are 30% OFF this weekend when you use code REALWASHI30 ... plus get a free set of clothespin magnets with every $20 spent! Click the link in our profile to grab yours, and make sure to write your magnet selection in the notes at checkout β˜ΊπŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ
It's FRIYAY! πŸŽ‰ And to celebrate the end of a long and busy week, I've decided to keep the code REALWASHI30 active through the weekend.... that means 30% OFF your entire purchase! You'll also still get a free set of Washi Clothespin Magnets for every $20 spent, just write the pattern(s) you want in the "notes" section!
It dawned on me that it's hard to visualize why our tape is so unique, so I snapped this pic to better show you how each roll is made from sheets of REAL hand-silkscreened chiyogami yuzen washi mulberry paper ☺ Our tapes are one of a kind and each roll is different even if they are the same pattern... these are a MUST for any true #washitapeaddict !
Along with having our new tapes available in our Etsy shop, I'm happy to announce we are now taking NEW WHOLESALE ACCOUNTS! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Some of you have been patiently waiting for over a year, and we are excited to finally be able to accommodate everyone. We will now accept qualified buyers with proper business licensing not only for brick and mortar retailers but online shops (must sell on your own website), craft and planner groups, and makers running their own small businesses too! ☺ Visit for details and to submit an application via e-mail
If you haven't heard... our new ⭐️EASY PEEL⭐️ CHIYOGAMI YUZEN WASHI TAPE is now available in our Etsy shop! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Use code REALWASHI20 for 20% OFF your entire order until the end of Sunday ... plus get a FREE set of washi clothespin magnets for every $20 spent (just specify which pattern you want in the notes)!
P.S. There may be a few bonus codes still left πŸ˜‰
Alright, ya'll...... I have an awesome #WashiWednesday announcement for you:
Our ⭐️NEW EASY PEEL ⭐️ Chiyogami Yuzen #washitape is finally up in our shop! We're still working on new photos but I know you've been waiting for such a long time so we went ahead and opened it up... and to celebrate we've got some specials!
As you know from previous posts, the word #washi does NOT just mean tape, but actually translates in Japanese to literally mean "Japanese paper". All our washi tape is made with REAL hand-silkscreened #chiyogami #yuzen mulberry washi paper from Japan. That being said, you can enter code REALWASHI20 during check out and receive 20% off your entire purchase from now through the end of Sunday 6/11! β€’
But wait.....there's more!  For every $20 spent (not including shipping), you'll get a FREE set of clothespin magnets!  Just enter which pattern you would like in the "notes" section of the checkout page... that's a $7 gift for every $20 spent!
Annnnndd..... because we're so excited and I love you guys so much... the first 5 shoppers to order can use code REALWASHI30 and get 30% off their entire purchase! Better hurry up and click the link in our profile to get your shop on neeooow!!!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ›