A large size Water-repellent Furoshiki made of high technology water repellent cloth with a beautiful camellia pattern painted by Yumeji Takehisa, well-known Japanese Painter in Japanese Meiji era.
It will protect your bags and luggage from sudden rain, also can be used as a picnic blanket or table cloth.
The size allows you to wrap a large bag.
When the water repellent effect weakens, simply apply an iron (medium temperature). The water repellent effect will return.
Yumeji Takehisa (1884 – 1934) was a Japanese poet and painter who was active during the Meiji era. He is primarily known for his Nihonga (Japanese Paint) illustrations, which depict beautiful women and girls. In addition to these illustrations, he also created a diverse range of works, such as book covers, serial newspaper illustrations, furoshiki, postcards, and patterned washi paper.
The story of the Camellia
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.
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.