On 25th November, JCA is hosting a Furoshiki Workshop, lead by our very own member, Suyash Pasi. Furoshiki is the art of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, used to transport clothes, gifts and other such items. The practice dates back as far as the Nara period in Japan. The name literally means ‘bath spread’, derived from the habit of using cloth to bundle up clothes of people, when they are in the sento (public bath) to prevent the mix-up of everyone’s clothes. Before becoming associated with public baths, furoshiki was known as hirazutsumi, or flat folded bundle. Eventually, the furoshiki’s usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift.
A tiny bit of trivia, during World War II, an example of furoshiki is a personal map printed on cloth captured from a Japanese soldier.
Note: This event is open for all.
Date: November 25th, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Venue – JCA Activity Center, 104, Payal Park Society, Nr. Star Bazaar, Satellite, Ahmedabad
The Japanese club Ahmedabad runs workshops, demonstrations and other activities for organised groups, clubs and schools trying to include as many sessions as possible free to the public.