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1 furoshiki

  1. 1. News Update 12 September 2013
  2. 2. Furoshiki 風 呂 敷
  3. 3. Wrapping Culture ● tsutsumu 包む (つつむ) ● wrapping (e.g., of gifts) implies respect ● tsutsushimu 慎む (つつしむ) means to be prudent, suppress one’s feelings
  4. 4. Origin and History Furoshiki is from furo shiki “bath” “spreading/covering”
  5. 5. Origin and History ● Started in Nara Period, to keep Emperor’s valuables ● First known as hirazutsumi (平包), ‘flat folded bundles’ ● In Edo Period, to bundle clothes at public furo (お風呂) ● Eventually, used by merchants to carry goods ● Not unique to Japan (Cf. bojagi)
  6. 6. Modern Use ● made of silk, cotton, chirimen, rayon, nylon ● common sizes are 45 cm and 68-72 cm ● used to wrap bento or as table mat
  7. 7. Modern Use ● 6 March 2006, Minister Yuriko Koike introduced ‘mottainai furoshiki’ ● made of fiber from recycled PET bottles ● motif from Itoh Jukuchu paintings
  8. 8. DIY Furoshiki For practical use
  9. 9. DIY Furoshiki For fashion
  10. 10. References ● http://www.nicjapanese.com/english/e-cul-furoshiki.html ● http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furoshiki ● http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/060403.html ● http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html

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