Monday, October 25, 2010

The Second International Furoshiki Design Contest for Students Design a Furoshiki (Wrapping Cloth) !

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:

If you have any inquires, please send an email to:

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