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FUROSHIKI TOKYO
Design Concept

Walphabet

People in the Edo period used Furoshiki dyed with their family crests and trading business names.
This was done in order to prevent their belongings from being mistaken for others in public baths.
Inspired by such history, Furoshiki has been updated for modern times.
Alphabets which can represent one’s initials are designed in each Japanese traditional
design pattern “Kisshomon” , the modern motifs of auspicious.
Carry a Furoshiki with your initials or your favorite characters on it and reflect upon the wisdom and ingenuity of our ancestors as you use it in a variety of ways.

*1 Traditional Japanese pattern
*2 Meaning(Each pattern has various theories)

  • A

    *1 Asanoha
    *2 Prayer for children to grow strong and healthy

  • B

    *1 Amime
    *2 Prosperous business

  • C

    *1 Seigaiha
    *2 Peaceful life

  • D

    *1 Kikko
    *2 Longevity

  • E

    *1 Igeta-manji
    *2 Strong organization

  • F

    *1 Sayagata
    *2 Prosperity and longevity

  • G

    *1 Karakusa
    *2 Prosperity and longevity

  • H

    *1 Ichimatsu
    *2 Business expansion

  • I

    *1 Bundo-tsunagi
    *2 Prosperous business

  • J

    *1 Mutsude-no-manji
    *2 Prosperity and longevity

  • K

    *1 Wachigai-asanoha
    *2 Ward off evil and misfortune

  • L

    *1 Sankuzushi
    *2 Auspicious future

  • M

    *1 Chidori-goshi
    *2 Prayer for good luck

  • N

    *1 Uroko
    *2 Ward off misfortune

  • O

    *1 Shippo
    *2 Tranquility, harmony, loving relationships

  • P

    *1 Kuruwa-tsunagi
    *2 Tranquility and contentment

  • Q

    *1 Musubikasane-kikko
    *2 Longevity

  • R

    *1 Goma
    *2 Prayer for health

  • S

    *1 Higaki
    *2 Good etiquette and gratitude

  • T

    *1 Kouji-tsunagi
    *2 Longevity

  • U

    *1 Yagasuri
    *2 Marital bliss

  • V

    *1 Hishi-seigaiha
    *2 Fertility and family prosperity, ward off sickness

  • W

    *1 Yoshiwara-tsunagi
    *2 An ideal marital match

  • X

    *1 Kagome
    *2 Ward off evil

  • Y

    *1 Bishamon-kikko
    *2 Family safety, prosperous business

  • Z

    *1 Hishi
    *2 Fertility and family prosperity, ward off sickness

Fujizutsumi

The practice of wrapping things in Furoshiki is a unique Japanese practice that emphasizes both treating things with care, and respecting the recipient.
In order to become more familiar with this culture, we designed a Furoshiki that changes its motif to “sky” when opened and “Mt. Fuji” when wrapped. Please take advantage of all of its various usages.

  • Satsuki-Bare
    May Sky
  • Ao-Fuji
    Blue Fuji

Gyogi
Gyogi, meaning “excellent manners,”
is a sophisticated motif representative of
finely detailed patterns known as “Edo-Komon.”

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