100cm Cotton Furoshiki - Keisuke Serizawa 6 Patterns
Japanese cotton Fabric Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth Keisuke Serizawa Aesop’s Fables
Material : Cotton 100%
Size : 100cm × 100cm
Pattern : Characters, Japanese Alphabet, Japanese Sentence, Aesop’s Fables, Ogawa village, The word "wind"
Made in Kyoto, JAPAN
Keisuke Serizawa is a Japanese dyeing craftsman.
Based on the techniques of traditional crafts such as Edo Komon and Ise Japanese paper, he has created original Japanese-style works.
He developed the technique of stencil dyeing, completed his own style "stencil dyeing", it has been certified as an important intangible cultural heritage.
He is highly regarded as a representative Japanese craftsman in the world.
Characters : It is a work of Keisuke Serizawa designed Japanese words.
The meaning of characters is "spring, summer, autumn and winter" in Japanese.
Japanese Alphabet : It is a work of Keisuke Serizawa designed Japanese alphabet.
Japanese Sentence : It is a work of Keisuke Serizawa designed Japanese "iroha song" lyrics sentence.
Iroha song is written in Heian era. The lyrics of Iroha song are written using 47 all hiragana.
Aesop’s Fables : Aesop's Story is an ancient Greek story series.
The Aesop's story was translated into Japanese during the Muromachi period.
Ogawa village : Ogawa village is Beautiful traditional city in Saitama prefecture.
Because there are a lot of traditional industry such as Japanese craft paper, Sake brewing, and silk fabric, Ogawa village is called "little Kyoto".
Ogawa Japanese paper has a history of 1300 years. It's registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as "Japanese handmade paper technology".
The word "wind" : It is a work of Keisuke Serizawa designed the Japanese word of "wind".
In Japan, Wrapping cloths have been 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, Japanese developed a multitude of uses and patterns that are both elegant and functional. One furoshiki cloth can be used for :
wrapping a gift
a bag for shopping
decorating a handbag
a picnic hamper
a scarf, belt or bandana
wrapping clothes when travelling
In our store, there are many patterns you can choose, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
※ 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.