Furoshiki

Embrace Japan’s tradition of wrapping by indulging in a beautiful furoshiki!  More eco-friendly then your normal wrapping paper, furoshiki are squares of cloth that come in various sizes, so you can wrap a book or use it as a backpack.  Vimeo has a great video from RecycleNow that demonstrates some basic folds for furoshiki.

more about “Furoshiki gift wrapping on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod

You can find lots of good books in both English and Japanese on the many ways to use furoshiki practically and as decoration.  There’s a good selection in the bookstore by Ippudo Ramen in Katamachi.

~MS the Younger

PS:  Check out more ways to wrap things up on Furoshiki.com.  InfoJapan also has a nice article about the history of furoshiki.

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