The furoshiki is a perfectly engineered piece of Japanese design. Sure, to the lazy eye it’s a sheet of fabric, but it’s far more than that. It’s an art, a craft, a useful everyday object, and a piece of traditional Japanese history.
The furoshiki can be whatever you need it to be. In fact in even just the tiniest way, it could be a very eco-friendly solution to our contemporary plastic problem.
So what is a furoshiki, how do you use it, where do you buy it, and what has it got to do with bathing lords? Here is everything you need to know about this multifaceted Japanese wonder.