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45 Cohare | Listen To The Wind Yellow

45 Cohare | Listen To The Wind Yellow

45 Cohare | Listen To The Wind Yellow Furishiki

This pattern "Moving and dancing leaf" gives the feeling of the wind between leaves. The concept is based on evergreen plants that are always green no matter what the season, representing life force, youth and longevity.

COHARE
This Cohare series is a thin cotton material that uses casual scenes; it is popular for wrapping and is often used as table mats and wrapping bento boxes.

KUNIKO YAMAGUCHI
Kuniko Yamaguchi is a dyeing artistwho studied at Joshibi University of Art and Design, She has won a design First Prize at the Japan Folk Crafts Museum.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Dimensions: 45 x 45 cm (17.7″ x 17.7″)
Weight: 36 g.
Material: 100% cotton

Made in Japan.

Gift Wrapping (Lunch Box etc..)


What is Furoshiki?

Furoshiki is a piece of square towel that people from Japan have been using to wrap gifts and carry groceries for generations. Due to its unique pattern, size and weaving style, this 100% high quality cotton towel can be used in a variety of different ways.

About the pattern
The pattern of the cherry blossom (sakura) is richly symbolic, and used throughout Japan in various sectors of art. Every spring, when the cherry trees beautifully bloom in Japan, the blossoms will fall soon after in huge numbers creating flying clouds. Due to their volatility and beauty they symbolize mortality and remind of the ephemeral nature of life, which is deeply rooted in Buddhist believes. As such, they stand for gratitude, appreciation and acceptance of destiny.

About the designer
The Isa Monyo collection was originally designed by Kunio Isa, one of the most influential artist in traditional stencil printing. Since 1940 he has created more than three thousand design stencils, that remain to to date in the Isa Research Institute in Japan. Many of his creations are unique, yet modern, and have been printed on numerous products or are available as standalone art.


$19.95
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Furoshiki Isa-Monyo Cherry Blossom Red/Green Reversible 48cm

Furoshiki Isa-Monyo Cherry Blossom Red/Green Reversible 48cm

This Isa-Monyo Furoshiki is printed and dyed with a special technique that keeps both sides of the pattern same but with two different colours, red and green, so it can be used�on either side. The cherry blossom pattern is a symbol of love, gratitude, appreciation and acceptance of destiny.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Dimensions�: 48 x 48 cm (18.9″ x 18.9″)
Weight�: 43 g
Material�: 100% cotton

Made in Japan.

Gift Wrapping (Lunch Box etc..)

What is Furoshiki?

Furoshiki is a piece of square towel that people�from Japan have been using to wrap gifts and carry groceries for generations. Due to its�unique pattern, size and weaving style, this 100% high quality cotton towel can be used in a variety of different ways.

About the pattern
The pattern of the cherry blossom (sakura) is richly symbolic, and used throughout Japan in various sectors of art. Every spring, when the cherry trees beautifully bloom in Japan, the blossoms will fall soon after in huge numbers creating flying clouds. Due to their volatility and beauty they symbolize mortality and remind of the ephemeral nature of life, which is deeply rooted in Buddhist believes. As such, they stand for gratitude, appreciation and acceptance of destiny.

About the designer
The Isa Monyo collection was originally designed by Kunio Isa, one of the most influential artist in traditional stencil printing. Since 1940 he has created more than three thousand design stencils, that remain to to date in the Isa Research Institute in Japan. Many of his creations are unique, yet modern, and have been printed on numerous products or are available as standalone art.

How can you use the Furoshiki?
The Furoshiki can be used as strong shopping bag using either a two or three knot method (see�instructional video�to learn how). The bag size and handles can instantly be adjusted to suit your needs. It can also be used�as�a thin blanket, or can be spread as a picnic or beach towel. The Furoshiki can even be hung on the wall as a decorative piece of art. Wearing Furoshiki as a scarf or a headband has also become popular among young women. It can even be hung on the wall as a beautiful piece of art or used as a tablecloth, the uses are endless!Maintaining your Furoshiki is easy, simply machine wash 30 degrees Celsius and iron as needed.�Furoshiki is not only beautiful, useful and easy�to handle, it also stimulates creativity and problem-solving skills.�Using the multipurpose and multifunctional Furoshiki can�reduce waste from both wrapping and shopping. Furoshiki is lightweight and can easily be carried in a purse or backpack, car, or even worn as a scarf or accessory; eliminating the need to buy shopping bags or use disposable plastic bags when shopping.


$21.95
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Mwood Lunch Box Bento Single Brown

Mwood Lunch Box Bento Single Brown

Mwood Lunch Box Bento Single Brown

Elegant, clean design - and super smart features - this is one of our most beautiful boxes that will keep your food fresh throughout the day.

This bento box comes in cedar wood - great look and functions thanks to a built-in ice pack using cool Japanese technology!

Gel Cool Boxes keep your cold foods cold by building an ice pack right into the top lid! Simply pop the black lid in your freezer the night before, and when you go looking for your lid, you will remember your ice pack too because they are both in your freezer!

The lid encloses the box tightly thanks to a silicone ring making the box mostly leak proof. A elastic band keeps it all safety together throughout the day!

mWood uses authentic, ancient cedar wood from Kochi Prefecture, Japan, giving its beautiful, classy look. The cedar is aged for 100 years, allowing it to have the ideal strength to resist changes in weather conditions and last long-term.

DETAILS & CARE

Dimensions: 8.6 cm by 17.8 cm by 6 cm

Please refrigerate only the Gel Cool black lid

NOT microwave or dishwasher safe. Hand wash the beautiful cedar only.

The lids should be hand washed.
Made in Japan (100% BPA-Free), Hokkaido.

$135.00
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