Top quality, limited edition Japanese Furoshiki wrap for carrying Keikogi, Hakama and accessories.
Lovingly crafted from high class fabric with classic Japanese motif's, these Furoshiki form part of our limited run of Moyo Bukuro.
Thought to date back to the Nara period (AD 710 to 794), Furoshiki are a highly traditional way to wrap and carry clothing and other small items. Formed from a hemmed square of fabric perfectly sized to bundle a full set of clothing and accessories, Furoshiki can be tied in myriad ways, an art-form in its own right.
Traditional Iroha pattern – the classic poem, Iroha, has its origins in the Shingon sect of Buddhism around the year 1079. The poem uses each of the Japanese syllables once only, a perfect pangram which has been adopted for all manner of linguistic and organisational purposes and is firmly ingrained in historical and modern Japanese culture. An English translation of the Iroha is as follows:
Although its scent still lingers on, the form of a flower has scattered away. For whom will the glory of this world remain unchanged? Arriving today at the yonder side of the deep mountains of evanescent existence we shall never allow ourselves to drift away intoxicated, in the world of shallow dreams.
Large Size – at 100x100cm, this wrap can easily accommodate a range of volumes, tying more tightly for smaller items and less compactly for bigger bundles.