Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. They can be used in many ways: to carry and protect your bento, make an impromptu bag, or use as reusable gift wrapping. Furoshiki have been making a comeback in Japan in recent years, as they provide an elegant and eco-friendly way to accessorize or give gifts.
The Cochae Furoshiki Musubi | Fukusuke is a traditional bento wrapping cloth with a elaborate geometrical pattern. The word musubi refers to a decorative knot, such as those tied on the obi sashes on the back of kimonos. The fabric has a texture that is consistent with traditional woven Japanese cloth. Each furoshiki can be tied in a multitude of ways- use it to form a bag to carry your bento in, a shopping bag, gift wrapping, and more! For the perfect eco-friendly, reusable product, go for Furoshiki!
This furoshiki features fukusuke (福助), a traditional Japanese doll with a wide face and large, long earlobes. Originating in the Edo Period, it is said to bring good luck. The fukusuke grins at you from a rich backdrop of golden, purple, green, and red patterns, with the Japanese flag on a fan forming the center of the furoshiki.
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 also find instructions online for wrapping different objects in creative ways, such as how to wrap a wine bottle to make a handle for bringing wine to parties. See this page for more furoshiki wrapping and tying ideas.
Dimensions: 50 x 50cm
Material: 50% cotton, 50% polyester
Made in Japan