Checkered pattern is one of the traditional patterns in Japan which signifies eternity, growth and prosperity. Also there is a saying that the red daruma could dispel evil spirits, and maneki neko (beckoning cat) could bring good luck. This Furoshiki is suitable for any cerebrations and use as a small bag.
Designed by Japanese Origami & Kis Toy Artist Unit COCHAE
Design unit Jikuhara Yosuke and Miki Takeda work on the theme of “playing with play” In 2003, in the classic world of origami, they produced graphic origami with key words “origami is more pop!” Currently they are conducting a wide range of design activities including designing with a new viewpoint, development of toys, workshops at museums and the like.
Origami puzzle “Funny face card” won the Good Design Award 2008.
Since 2008, he is a part-time lecturer at Kyoto Art and Design University. The origin of cochae (quotient) is cited from the traditional folk song “Okayama drum song (Cochaebushi)” of Okayama prefecture where he is from. The word “Kacha-e, Kacha - e” is a slang word popular in the Tenpo era and is a musical accompaniment word with multiple meanings such as “Please come here” and “This is good”
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.