Top 5 Cute Japanese Stickers

Top 5 Cute Japanese Stickers

Jun 30, 2023 Tags 

When it comes to expressing our creativity, Japanese culture has always been full of inspiration. From anime and manga to kawaii fashion, the Land of the Rising Sun has gifted the world with countless delightful creations. One fun form of expression comes in the form of cute Japanese stickers. 

These tiny kawaii stickers feature unique characters from anime and companies like Sanrio that would look good on everyday objects. In this article, we'll dive into the enchanting world of cute Japanese stickers, exploring their origins, popular designs, and how they can bring a delightful burst of cuteness into your life!


Origins of Japanese Stickers:


One of the first uses of Japanese stickers started in the Edo Period and was called Senjafuda. Senjafuda is also known as the thousand shrine tag, and it contains the name of worshipers or pilgrims who stick them to the wall of the shrine for luck. They became so popular that people sold these papers in shrines with pre-written common names.

Originally, Senjafuda was made with wooden slates in the Heian Period. However, this turned to rice paper and a rice starchy paste to glue it to the wall. The sumi ink used to write names and wishes on the paper was so strong that when the Senjafuda was peeled years later, the writings still remained on the wall. Today, it is made as a regular sticker, and people also have Senjafuda of their names as keyholders. 

Japanese stickers have now become part of popular culture and have gained popularity among young people as a way to personalize their belongings and express their individuality. Over the years, cute stickers became increasingly popular, with adorable characters and charming designs taking center stage.


5 Popular Cute Japanese Sticker Designs


Kawaii Characters Stickers 


Kawaii Characters Stickers 


Kawaii, meaning "cute" in Japanese, is a cultural phenomenon that has influenced various aspects of Japanese aesthetics. Many anime and characters are designed with kawaii aesthetics in mind, and they usually come with different expressions and poses. These stickers often feature lovable characters like Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and Totoro, which are playful and colorful.


Kawaii Food and Animals Stickers


Kawaii Food and Animals Stickers


Japanese culture is renowned for its love of food and animals, and they are sometimes drawn using the kawaii art style. You'll find an array of mouth-watering food stickers, such as sushi and other colorful desserts. Animal-themed stickers, ranging from adorable cats and dogs to pandas and bunnies, add an extra dose of cuteness to any surface.


Cute Nature and Floral Stickers


Cute Nature and Floral Stickers


Japan is a country where there are festivals dedicated to flower blooming, like the Hanami festival. This love for floral motifs, blooming cherry blossoms, and vibrant landscapes has also become a popular theme in Japanese sticker designs. These nature-inspired stickers create a sense of tranquility and can brighten up any journal, notebook, or laptop, and they make really cute stickers. 



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Anime Stickers


Anime Stickers


These are a beloved category of cute Japanese stickers that hold a special place in the hearts of anime lovers worldwide. Real fans will spare no expense in getting stickers featuring their favorite kawaii anime characters, and Japanese manufacturers are eager to comply. They even come in different forms, like Chibi characters which is an art style that features cute, exaggerated versions of anime characters with large heads and tiny bodies. 


Anime Logo Stickers


Anime Logo Stickers


Another sticker style is anime logos or symbols like the Konoha leaf symbol from Naruto or the Wings of Freedom emblem from Attack on Titan, which are popular among fans. showcasing the logos of popular anime series or studios is a great way to display your devotion to a particular show or demonstrate your anime fandom. These stickers are often instantly recognizable and spark conversations among fellow fans.


How to Use Cute Japanese Stickers


Cute Japanese stickers are incredibly versatile and can be used creatively. Here are a few ideas to get you started:


Personalize Your Stationery


Jazz up your notebooks, planners, and bullet journals by adding cute stickers as decorative accents. They can instantly transform ordinary pages into delightful works of art.


Adorn Your Tech Gadgets 


Give your laptop, phone case, or tablet a touch of personality by sticking adorable stickers on them. Not only will it protect your devices from scratches, but it will also make them stand out in a sea of monotonous designs.


DIY Crafts and Gifts


Create unique handmade cards, gift tags, or scrapbook pages using cute Japanese stickers. They can add a special touch to your creative projects and make your gifts even more memorable.


Where to Find Cute Japanese Stickers


Online Marketplaces


Websites like Etsy, Amazon, and kawaiipenshop offer a wide range of cute Japanese stickers from various artists and sellers. You can browse through stores like Sanrio to get original character stickers. 


Stationery Stores


Check out your local stationery stores for a selection of cute Japanese stickers, chances are, they have a stash of them since there are many Japanese sticker manufacturers. 

Cute Japanese stickers are an enchanting way to add a sprinkle of joy to your everyday life. With their lovable characters, delightful designs, and endless creative possibilities, these tiny works of art can bring a smile to your face and brighten up any surface. 


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This article was originally written by our freelance writer Umm-Kulthum Abdulkareem and edited by us.