Furoshiki: the wrapping cloth that does it all

09 Jun 2017 in So Design

Need a bag to carry your groceries? A hamper for a picnic? Or wrapping paper for a gift? The furoshiki does it all! Enter our contest for your chance to win one.

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The Japanese furoshiki is a traditional cloth that takes on multiple forms. Fold in into a shopping basket, a picnic hamper or a bottle carrier. Wrap it into a travel laundry bag, a scarf or a bandana. Or use it as wrapping paper for a gift.

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Furoshiki have been around for many hundreds of years in Japan, although the name didn’t emerge until the Edo period (1603-1868), when cloth was used in public baths to wrap clothes: furoshiki literally means “bath spread”.

Japanese furoshiki

With plastic bags on the decline and ecological concerns on the up, furoshiki are enjoying a resurgence. They’re easy to fold and transport – and then transform into whatever object you need!

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When you stay at Hoshino Resorts KAI Ito or any other KAI ryokan, you’ll find a complementary furoshiki in your bathroom.

It makes a great bag to carry your clothes or toiletries when you head to the onsen, or a wrap to hold your water bottle. Full instructions are provided to help you fold and wrap in all the right places!

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Try to win your own furoshiki!

Update: contest is now closed, results available below.

The contest is now over. Thank you to everyone who entered!

We are pleased to announce that the winners of the furoshiki contest are Nicole Lee (from USA) and Simon Gregory (from UK). Congratulations!

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