Saturday, September 3, 2011

Furoshiki

For years I've read about and acquired several furoshiki - but never used one. Until today.  Furoshiki 風呂敷 is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth - you can use it wrap just about anything/everything.

You could start the day by wearing it as a scarf, go shopping without one of those ubiquitous recycle bags so whip off your scarf and wrap your purchases.  I wrapped two bottles of sparkling to take down to the gardens.
Post-war, furoshiki use declined with the introduction of plastic bags.  But they are coming back into Japanese culture for environmental and ecological reasons.

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