Furoshiki Chojyugiga are Japanese transport bag for your lunchbox (and much more!)which are weaved in Kyoto! We wouldn't be surprised if you fall in love for their picturesque design, inspired by ancient times folklore... (^^)
The funny animals seen on this Furoshiki Chojyugiga patterns actually come from ancient Japanese frescos as seen in Kyoto temple Kôzan-ji. There is an ongoing debate among specialists regarding whether those were the starting points of manga culture in Japan!
How to wrap a bento box in a furoshiki:
Place the bento box in the middle of the furoshiki. If the box is square in shape, place it on the diagonal, so the sides are facing the corners of the cloth. Bring two opposite corners of the cloth over the box and tie securely. Then bring the other two corners over the cloth, and tie again. You can find instructions on the web for ways of wrapping different objects in beautiful ways, such as how to wrap a wine bottle to make a handle for bringing to parties. See this page for more furoshiki wrapping and tying ideas. And to get full use out of your furoshiki, check out this instructional DVD/complete guide.