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What is Furoshiki? Furoshiki is a square cloth that…

About Furoshiki

Furoshiki is a square cloth that can be carried by wrapping something.

Furoshiki has the flexibility to wrap any shape product.
In addition, it is environmentally friendly because it can be used repeatedly after washing if it gets dirty.

Although the number of people using Furoshiki has decreased due to the popularity of bags and other items, Recently, the wonderfulness of Furoshiki has been reviewed.

The beginning of Furoshiki

In the Heian period, cloth for wrapping some products was called “Hira Tsutsumi.”

It is said that the Sento (public bath) was born in the Kamakura period, but at that time, it was common to take a Sauna wearing Fundoshi (loincloth) or Koshimaki (waistband).

It is said that the name of the Furoshiki was born from wrapping the bathing goods in clothes, taking them to a Sento (public bath), and wearing clothes again on the cloth (Furoshiki) when the bath went up.
From the above, it was named “Furoshiki”.

In the early Edo period, Furoshiki became popular among people in general as public baths spread. In the middle of the Edo period, when cotton cultivation became popular, cotton Furoshiki was born.

In addition to baths, Furoshiki has been used not only for wrapping some products but also in various situations, such as hanging it on your hand, hanging it on your back, or putting it on your head.
Furoshiki, with a brand name, has also become an indispensable product.

The current use of Furoshiki

Currently, the number of people using Furoshiki has decreased because bags and other items are more prevalent in Japan.

However, there is still demand for wrapping wedding money gifts as a gift.
Even though Furoshiki is no longer a daily necessity, it shows Japanese compassion at important events.

Recently, various types of furoshiki, such as those with familiar and Japanese patterns, have been sold and are popular among young people.
Furoshiki was chosen as a one-point fashion, and it has been popular as an eco bag recently because it is light and can be folded.

Furoshiki, one piece of cloth, can change at various times according to its use.
Please enjoy the fun of changing shape according to the thing, which is different from a bag.