105cm Cotton Furoshiki - Kyoto 4 Patterns
Japanese Traditional Rayon Fabric
Material : Cotton100%
Size : 105cm x 105cm
Pattern : Tō-ji, Katsura Imperial Villa, Giou-ji Temple, Sanzen-in
Handmade in Kyoto, JAPAN
Kyoto scenery patterns
-Tō-ji (東寺 Tō-ji) (East Temple) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon buddhist school in Kyoto, Japan. There was once an affiliated temple, Sai-ji (West Temple) and, together, they stood alongside the Rajōmon, that is to say the gate to the Heian capital. It was formerly known as Kyō-ō-gokoku-ji (教王護国寺 The Temple for the Defense of the Nation by Means of the King of Doctrines) which indicates that it previously functioned as a temple providing protection for the nation. Tō-ji is located in Minami-ku near the intersection of Ōmiya Street and Kujō Street, southwest of Kyōto Station.
-The Katsura Imperial Villa (桂離宮 Katsura Rikyū), or Katsura Detached Palace, is a villa with gardens and outbuildings in the western suburbs of Kyoto, Japan (in Nishikyō-ku, separate from the Kyoto Imperial Palace). It is one of Japan's most important large-scale cultural treasures.
Its gardens are considered a masterpiece of Japanese gardening, and the buildings are regarded among the greatest achievements of Japanese architecture. The palace includes a shoin ("drawing room"), tea houses, and a strolling garden.
-Giou-ji Temple (祇王寺)is a modest thatched hut surrounded by a bamboo grove and maple trees. Making its appearence in "The Tale of the Heike", known as the convent of tragic love, is where the dancer Gio, fallen out of Taira no Kiyomori's favor, fled with her mother and younger sister to become nuns.
Giou-ji Temple is located in the temple precincts of the former Oujyo-in Temple and is said that it was founded by Honen Shonin's disciple Ryochin. The spacious temple grounds of Oujyo-in Temple, which ranged up and down the mountain, later fell into dilapidation, and only the modest convent remained, which later came to be known as Giou-ji Temple.
-Sanzen-in (三千院) is a Tendai school monzeki temple in Ōhara, about an hour north of central Kyoto. The road from Ohara bus stop to Sanzen-in is lined with shops and restaurants catering attracting temple visitors, in the vicinity there are also few minor temples. Sanzen-in Temple itself has large temple grounds and a variety of buildings, gardens and walking paths.
In Japan, Wrapping cloths are a tradition (known as furoshiki).
They are a fabulous, zero waste way of wrapping anything from produce and wine bottles to clothes & gifts.
About how to use the furoshiki
Furoshiki embraces the philosophy of eco-friendly living by challenging us on how many items we really need. This beautiful and ingenious art allows one object to have many uses simply by folding and tying the cloth in a different way.
While Japanese culture is not alone in using fabric wrapping, furoshiki has a distinctive style reflecting Japanese interest in ceremony, beauty, multi-functional objects and thoughtful detail in approach to everyday living.
Cloth wrapping has been used for over 1200 years in Japan and the word furoshiki came about during the Edo period (1603-1868) when the cloths were commonly used in bath houses to wrap clothes and as a bath mat. The word furoshiki means 'bath spread'.
Over time, the Japanese developed a multitude of uses and patterns that are both elegant and functional. One furoshiki cloth can be used as:
a gift wrapping;
a bag for shopping;
a handbag decoration;
a picnic hamper;
a household decor;
a scarf, belt or bandana;
a way of wrapping clothes when travelling
In our store, there are many patterns you can choose, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
※ The color may differ from the actual one depending on the coloration condition of the monitor.
Shipping Methods (World)
【Now because of COVID-19, we can only use FedEx express or DHL express to ship some countries, so the postage usually means express postage. Please note your phone number when you order. Thanks. 】
We use Japan Post & FedEx & DHL.
Almost items are shipped by standard airmail with tracking service and insurance (ePacket).
Expensive or big items are shipped by express airmail (EMS).
- Free standard shipping on orders:
- Japan: Above $50.00
- Asia: Above $100.00
- Europe: Above $200.00
- North America: Above $200.00
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies.
Usually we will ship within 7 days.
If you want customize, maybe it will take more time.
- Estimated shipping times:
- Japan: 2-7 business days
- North America: 1-2 weeks
- Europe: 1-2 weeks
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-2 weeks
- Asia Pacific: 1-2 weeks
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them.
Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.