This contest information was passed on to us by Dr. Rich in the Japanese Dept.
Furoshiki, or wrapping cloths, are stylish and distinctive everyday
items emblematic of the Japanese tradition of wrapping things. Since they are
reusable and therefore do not impose a burden on the environment, furoshiki
have attracted renewed interest in recent years, both in Japan and elsewhere.
In 2009 the Japan Foundation held an Original Furoshiki Design
Contest, soliciting submissions from students of design in 10 countries. A total
of 373 entries were submitted, and three were selected to receive top prizes.
Furoshiki displaying the top prize designs are now on sale at museum gift
shops and other venues in Japan. Full information is also available on the following website:
The Japan Foundation, New York: http://www.jfny.org/
If you have any inquires, please send an email to: Furoshikicontest@jfny.org