The Furoshiki Handbook


Store:  Tropenmuseum

New to the art of furoshiki? Or looking for more ways to tie those knots? The Furoshiki Handbook – using Japanese traditional cloth for everyday wrapping is here to help you explore the world of furoshiki and to create your own wrappings. An easy step-by-step guide with pictures for basic wrapping and for unique wrapping techniques.

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It’s said that the Japanese tradition of wrapping items in cloth first originated in the Nara period, when clothes were used to wrap up and store important treasures of the imperial household. It may be that the reason that these customs have persisted through all these years is because they contain qualities that appeal to Japanese people.

In this book, not only will you be shown how to make the most of good furoshiki wrapping in modern life, but also how to turn them into fashionable, modern bags, as well as various gift-wrapping ideas. Furoshiki have a place not only in traditional Japanese-style living, but also in modern, Western-style living as well. The ties in furoshiki represent the ties between people and using furoshiki to wrap things is a way of wrapping up and presenting our feelings, making furoshiki a fantastic communication tool.

Get a taste for the unique look, warmth, and fun of furoshiki and have fun using this book to experiment and discover your own furoshiki style.

This post is also available in: Dutch German

Binding method



Yamada Etsuko




English, Japanese



Publication date



21x13x1 cm


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