A simple square cloth called Furoshiki which is one of traditional Japanese culture. There are customs from a long time ago in Japan. When we hand gifts to someone, wrapped it with seasonal design of Furoshiki. These behaviors imply that your gift is handled importantly.
Nowadays, Furoshiki is versatilely used in many different ways. As you can see photos below, you can wrap and tie each corner or Furoshiki in different kind of ways to suit the size and shape of contents within. It is very useful to carry items and if you wrap your gift with Furoshiki, it will be helpful for you to express your feeling to someone.
Their number of uses stretching as far as your imagination. You can use it as shawls and mats. Of cause, when not in use, it folds up compactly.
Why don’t you start and exciting Furoshiki life.
Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) / Hokusai
It is one of the most iconic works of Japanese art, The breathtaking composition with the cresting wave and Mt.Fuji express both stillness and movement. The eminent European musician Debussy and artist van Gogh were inspired by the this work.