FUROSHIKI Part1 ~ Wrapping Ideas ~


Origami is one famous aspect of Japanese culture, but do you know Japan has “furoshiki” as well?
Furoshiki is a piece of square-shaped cloth made of silk, rayon, polyester, or cotton.
Since it is a piece of cloth, it can be stored and washed easily, so it is environmentally friendly.

 

Furoshiki is very light and can be used to wrap different shaped objects. It can be used as a shopping bag, traveling rag, or in emergency situations!
Japanese people used to use it to wrap things such as presents or their own things to carry.

We will show you how to use it in many ways other than just as a cover. You can wrap various things and make the package look smart!
Put a folded furoshiki in your bag, you will find how useful it is!

 

Wrapping Ideas

There are various sizes of furoshiki, such as 45cm / 50cm / 68cm / 75cm / 90cm / 105cm / 128cm / 180cm / 205cm and 238cm.
Depending on what you wrap, choose the appropriate size.
The recommended size is written above each type of wrapping explanation.

 

Useful Guide

Usually, the length from one corner to the other corner of the furoshiki should be about 3 times the length of the object you want to wrap.

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Wrap A Box

 

This is the basic use of furoshiki. People use it to wrap things when they take presents to their friends. (Take the furoshiki home, do not give it with the present.)

 

Recommended furoshiki size

・Wrapping a lunch box: 45 ~ 50cm each side
・Wrapping a middle size present: 68cm by 68cm square
 


1. Put your furoshiki facedown, then place a box in the center of the furoshiki.
The diagonal line of the furoshiki needs to be 3 times bigger than the length of the box.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2. Put corner “A” on the box and bring the corner under the box to enfold it.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Bring corner “C” over the box and bring the corner under the box to enclose it.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Bring corner “B” and “D” over the box, and tie them once, make the ends neat, then tie them once more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Finish

 

 

 

 

 

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Decorate A Tissue Box

 

Furoshiki with beautiful patterns can be a nice decoration.
Wrap a tissue box with a 45cm or 50cm square furoshiki to make it an object for a stylish interior.

 

Recommended furoshiki size

45 cm by 45cm square / 50cm by 50cm square

 


 

1. Put your furoshiki facedown, then place a tissue box in the center of the furoshiki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2. Fold the “c”-“d” side over the tissue box and do the same for the other “a”-“b” end, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3. Tie the corners “c” and “d” together, and also “a” and “b”.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4. Make the shape neat.

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Wrap A Wine Bottle

 

Take your wine wrapped in a beautiful furoshiki to a party! People are happy to be presented with wine, but if it is wrapped beautifully, they would be even happier!

 

Recommended furoshiki size

68cm by 68cm square

 


 

1. Put your furoshiki facedown, then place a wine bottle in the middle of the furoshiki.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2. Bring “a” and “c” to the top of the bottle and tie them twice over the top of the bottle.

 

 

 

 

 


 

3. Cross “b” and “d” in opposite directions behind the bottle, then bring them to the front, and tie them twice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Untie the knot at the top of the bottle,
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5. and twist the corners of “a” several times and do the same for “c” in the opposite direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6. Retie “a” and “c” over the top of the bottle.
(This will act as the handle to carry the bottle, so take care this knot is firm!)

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Wrap Two Bottles

 

If you want to carry two bottles at once, this is useful and safe.

 

Recommended furoshiki size

68cm by 68cm square

 


1. Put your furoshiki facedown, then put the bottles in the middle of the furoshiki.

 

 

 

 


2. Tie “b” and “d” on top of the bottles.
This is the most important part. Tie them tight and carefully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3. Put “a” through the two bottles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4. Cross “a” and “c”, and then put them around the bottles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5. Tie “a” and “c” tight at the front.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did you like furoshiki for wrapping things?
There are many patterns and sizes.
Please enjoy using it on many occasions!

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