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8 Things to Do in Kichijoji, Tokyo’s Hip and Arty Neighbourhood

Kichijoji is located in the west of Tokyo and is viewed as one of the trendiest parts of the capital. Most famed for its expansive Inokashira Park, the town is also an artist’s wonderland with unique arts and crafts available on every street corner. Much quieter than central Tokyo, Kichijoji is just one 15-minute train…

10 Clever Ways to Wrap Your Everyday Items with Furoshiki

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth made of either silk or cotton or rayon etc. It is used to wrap several items such as clothes, food, wine bottles, personal items and so on. Although the use of furoshiki has declined, it still holds a respectable position in the Japanese culture. It is similar to…

Furoshiki Shoes: Wrappable, Comfortable and fashionable!!

Like many other things in Japan, ‘furoshiki’(風呂敷) has survived many centuries. Literally translated meaning ‘bath cloth’, it almost went forgotten after WW2. furoshiki-shoes.jp/ Since the convenient bag/wrapping/decoration cloth got mostly replaced by plastic bags, it only experienced a revival in the new millennium with Japanese artists modernising it and trying to get back to old…

The marvelous use of Furoshiki

Japanese have talents for elaborating patterns on cloth and clothes. Several examples from the traditional Japanese goods exist as the Kimono (着物), Yukata (浴衣), hachimaki (鉢巻き), handkerchieves (ハンカチ), etc. Numerous items still used in everyday’s life. It can be employed as clothes, as tools, as decoration, etc. How about the “furoshiki” (風呂敷)? Furoshiki wanderlusttips.com/ “Furoshiki”…