ONLINE: Furoshiki Workshop with Specialist Instructor
In this online activity, discover the little-known craft of furoshiki wrapping, the Japanese art of skillfully wrapping goods and products. Learn along with an expert instructor, and try your hand at making basic furoshiki knots and styles, useful for everything from bottles to handbags. Plus, as you create, your instructor will also tell all about this handy art form's long past and eco-friendly future.
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◆ Learn furoshiki cloth wrapping from a specialist instructor
◆ Make a variety of furoshiki designs
◆ Discover the history and importance of furoshiki
Please note the times for this activity refer to Japan Standard Time (please check what times these will be for your own region).
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
What to bring
◆ 1 rectangular cloth at least 60cm in length (dish cloths, blankets and towels are fine to use)
What is Japanese Furoshiki?
Made famous internationally by clean queen Marie Kondo, furoshiki are a type of wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Both beautiful and practical, they have been present in Japanese culture for hundreds of years and are making a well-deserved comeback due to their eco-friendly designs.
In this online experience, you will be taught how to make furoshiki creations by our nationally-licensed instructors. In the first half of the program, you will learn the basic knots and techniques to furoshiki wrapping. You will then be able to try your hand at some of the more complex methods, including bag making, bottle wrapping, and present wrapping.
All our instructors are nationally-licensed bilingual guides with significant experience in the art of furoshiki.
How to participate
This program will take place over video call on Zoom. You can download Zoom for free here. Once you have booked the experience, we will send you a link and more information over email.
If you would like to participate in the activity (ask any questions, show your designs, etc.) you will need your own webcam and microphone.
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
• Learn to make several furoshiki shapes and designs from a specialist furoshiki instructor.
◆ Please note that this is an online activity and more than one group may join. We can also arrange for you a private online experience for a negotiated fee.
◆ The fee on this activity is per group. Each group should have a maximum of 5 participants and share one computer/Zoom account. If you would like to view the activity from multiple computers, please book for each as a separate group.
◆ Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or certain conditions.
◆ This program is offered in English only. We can also offer services in other languages, including French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. If you would like to request an experience in another language please contact us at email@example.com. We can arrange for you a private online experience for a negotiated fee.
◆ If you are unable to make our scheduled sessions but are interested in attending this activity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can arrange for you a private online experience for a negotiated fee.
◆ Our business hours are from 9:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.
Note: The standard booking deadline for this program is 5:00pm 3 business days (Japan Standard Time) prior to the program. When booking after this deadline, please email us at email@example.com. Please note that any programs booked after the deadline without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.