48cm square size Furoshiki with a beautiful camellia pattern painted by Yumeji Takehisa, well-known Japanese Painter in Japanese Meiji era.
This size can be used in various everyday situations such as lunch box wrappers, tissue covers, diary covers, and handkerchiefs.
The camellia, a representative motif of Yumeji, symbolizes the end of a long winter and the arrival of spring, making it an auspicious and popular flower among Japanese women. The combination of a bluish-gray background and the calm colors of the red camellia creates an appealing color palette.
Designed by Yumeji Takehisa
Yumeji Takeshisa was a revolutionary graphic designer. The “Bijinga” pictures of Yumeji who is also known as in the Taisho Roman (general term for the thought and culture events in the Taisho period) great painter. Yumeji’s work focused on products for daily life and commercial product design.
Furoshiki is a square piece of cloth or fabric traditionally used to wrap and or to transport items for over a thousand years in Japan. The first furoshiki was used during the Nara period (AD 710 to 794). While the name has changed, the form has been handed down without much change. It is a traditional Japanese cultural item created by the thoughtful wisdom of the Japanese people.
Furoshiki usage declined in the post-war period, in large part due to the proliferation of paper and plastic bags available to shoppers. In recent years, however, it has seen a renewed interest as environmental protection has become a greater concern.
Nowadays, Furoshiki is used in many different ways. You can wrap and tie each corner to suit the size and shape of the contents within. In this way, it is very useful to carry items. It also has become increasingly popular for gift wrapping.
It is light, compact, washable and reusable. It can be used in so many ways!!
We can’t wait to share all our ideas of how to use them with you. Furoshiki will become a MUST have in your sustainable living lifestyle.
Made by Yamada-Sen-i
Yamada sen-i Co. was founded in 1937 as a manufacturer of Furoshiki. The company has produced hundreds of different Furoshiki using various dying and weaving techniques and has been focusing on promoting the use of Furoshiki in everyday life.
The name of its Furoshiki brand “MUSUBI” comes from “born(生す/musu)” and “beauty(美/bi)” in Japanese. Additionally, “MUSUBI” means “a knot” and “to tie” MUSUBI produce and sell hundreds of different Furoshiki using various dying and weaving techniques such as double-sided dying.