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Events - 12.02.2023

Sustainable Wrapping |
Furoshiki Workshop

Furoshiki wrapped around bento boxes. Left furoshiki decorated with rabbits, right furoshiki decorated with hedgehogs
Courtesy of WAZA NYC


12.02.2023 (Sat.)


03:30 PM- 06:00 PM


JAPAN HOUSE Salon, Level 5


$30 (Including two Furoshiki to take home)

This seasonal workshop will share sustainable wrapping techniques using the traditional Japanese art of furoshiki. For over 2,000 years, the square cloth known as furoshiki has been a simple, elegant, and sustainable method of Japanese “wrapping”, used in various forms for everything from special gifts, to groceries, to everyday items. Now more than ever, it’s an ideal, eco-friendly alternative to disposable wrapping paper, and perfect to consider for all your holiday gifting needs.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the history and culture of furoshiki, along with a variety of useful wrapping techniques such as box wrapping, bottle wrapping, shopping bags, and more. Our instructor will introduce various folding and knotting techniques, and give personal guidance in creating stunning and reusable gift wraps.

Every participant will receive two beautiful printed furoshiki cloths to take home with them and use for their own wrapping projects (19.5” x 19.5” and 27.5” x 27.5” sizes), and also have the opportunity to taste a selection of food items available at our WAZA Shop during the check-in time. Don’t miss the chance to make a positive impact on the environment while adding a touch of elegance to your gift-giving this festive season, and all year round!

Program Schedule

  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Check-in and food tasting
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Lecture and workshop introduction
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Hands-on workshop

Furoshiki decorated with cats wrapped around box. Courtesy of WAZA NYC

Furoshiki deocrated with yellow flowers wrapped around box. Courtesy of WAZA NYC

Pink furoshiki wrapped around bottle. Courtesy of WAZA NYC

Furoshiki with lunch themeing wrapped around bento box Courtesy of WAZA NYC

Furoshiki decorated with kettles wrapped around bento. Courtesy of WAZA NYC

Furoshiki decorated with rabbit wrapped around with bento box Courtesy of WAZA NYC


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WAZA New York & Union of Kansai Government Logo

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