Japanese Stationery Shop Review – Kawaii Shop Japan

For now this will be the last Japanese shop I’m reviewing for this series. Maybe I’ll add more later, once I stumble upon new shops. And if you’ve got any suggestions, please do let me know in the comments below!

I’d like to conclude with Kawaii Shop Japan, a shop that I’ve been buying from for years. Honestly I can really recommend this shop. Shop owner Miki is ever so kind and you’ll receive a great service at a very reasonable price.

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This is what I bought at Kawaii Shop Japan during the Summer. It’s a great place to go hunting for cute official stationery, tiny vinyl toys and vintage shojo items.

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Miki packs each individual item in bubble plastic or in between cardboard. Because my postman enjoyed crushing packages, she also writes ‘Do Not Bend, Please’ on each package (^_^) This really seems to help; everything always arrives in a great condition. With most packages (if the remaining weight allows for it) you’ll also receive a set of free cute memo notes. I got these adorable Shombori Azarashi notes in my package.

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From time to time you can find special (Japan only) releases in the shop, such as these Tamura Setsuko×Sanrio Characters sticker flakes. I thought that these designs looked very cute and retro.

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Kawaii Shop Japan is great for buying sticker sacks, they carry a large selection of cute stickers. I got the Kamio Japan ポテチシール sack and stickers featuring Yeastken / いーすとけん.

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I’ve got a soft spot for Korilakkuma, so this vacation themed sticker sheet made it to my basket as well.

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Shop updates -as announced on the homepage– usually happen on a Sunday about once a month. Some items, especially small vinyl toys, are hard to come by and will sell out fast. If these mini figures are restocked, you can find them in the small & tiny or in the irregular items section. Items in the last section often have a bit of dirt on them, as written in the description. These Takochu were also I bit dirty, but I was able to clean them up after taking these pictures.

Kawaii Shop Japan Review Summary

Cute stationery in this shop

You can find memo pads, letter sets, stickers, washi tapes, stamps, pencils and pencil cases in this shop. It’s also a good place to look for shojo items (both vintage and modern), small vinyl toys, straps and even cute kitchenware.

Packing and shipping

★★★★★

Miki will always mail a picture of the package, which will usually be shipped within 1-3 days after payment. Everything is packed very carefully.

Product and shipping prices

★★★★★

Prices for both shipping and the products are very reasonable, with stickers starting at $1.15. You can make an estimate of the shipping costs (and pick your desired method) by reading the shopping guide. The weight of each item is written on its detail page. After you’ve placed an order, you’ll receive a Paypal invoice including shipping costs within a couple of days.

Customer service

★★★★★

Miki responds quickly to emails, within one or two days. The service is very good!

Japanese Stationery Shop Review – Sweet Supplies Store

A while ago I started a series of Japanese Stationery Shop reviews. Only Cute Things from Japan and the Rainbowholic Shop were reviewed, before Cato fell ill :(.

To complete this series, I would like to share two more shops with you, starting with the Sweet Supplies Store. I already had a pleasant shopping experience there and this time I ordered washi tape and stickers. Because you can never have too much kawaii stationery, right?

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Each package from Sweet Supplies Store will come with the cutest Japanese stamps. Everything is shipped in a sturdy envelope, so you don’t have to worry about items getting bend.

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My order arrived with a card and a couple of cute flake stickers as gift.

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Sweet Supplies Store offers MT washi tape at a very reasonable price. I can’t recommend MT tape enough, the quality is great and it’s easy to reposition. I also use MT to hang up garlands, light strings and cards, it sticks well and leaves no residue.

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This ‘Chima Kira’ cat sticker sheet was the reason I started filling up my cart. If you look closely you can even spot a cute white cat resembling Cato. This particular sheet is sold out, but Sweet Supplies Store offers plenty of other cute Japanese cat stickers.

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Shop owner Eriko has got a thing for budgies, so you can find many bird related stationery at Sweet Supplies Store. She also offers a great selection of official Mind Wave stickers, a kawaii Japanese brand that I’m very fond of.

Sweet Supplies Store Review Summary

Cute stationery in this shop

This store offers plenty of stationery, such as stickers, sticky notes, washi tape, rubber stamps, notebooks and pens. All the prints have got a cute theme, such as pets, fantasy and Sanrio characters.

Packing and shipping

★★★★★

Eriko emailed a picture of the ordered items and the package itself. She shipped the package very quickly and it arrived within a week. You can expect to find the cutest Japanese character stamps on your package ^_^

Product and shipping prices

★★★★★

The stationery items are all very affordable, especially if you order over $14.00. In that case you’ll receive a 10% discount. Shipping prices will start at around $3.50, for reference shipping by Airmail was $5.43 for my package. A tracking number will cost about $4.00 extra.
Shipping is a little on the higher side, compared to shops as Cute Things from Japan and Kawaii Shop Japan. But given the fact that Eriko has to pay Etsy fees, I think the prices are fair and she deserves 5 stars.

Customer service

★★★★★

Eriko responds very quickly to questions on Etsy and she restocked an item that I asked for.

Sweet Supplies Store is my go-to shop for cute quality washi tape and sticker sheets. I do recommend ordering over $14.00 (for a 10% discount) and to aim for lightweight items, to avoid high shipping costs.

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