Furoshiki: Wrapping Cloths

Japanology Plus

28m 00s
Broadcast on June 3, 2021 Available until March 31, 2024

*First broadcast on June 3, 2021.
Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. For hundreds of years, these square pieces of fabric have been used to protect, store and carry various objects. They often feature beautiful, colorful designs, and are works of art in their own right. Our main guest, Yamada Etsuko, is the art director for a Furoshiki-making company. She teaches Peter Barakan some common wrapping technique, and introduces both traditional and modern designs.

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