Furoshiki, Japanese traditional wrapping cloth, was originally used to prevent a mix up of the bathers’ clothes in bath houses. Furoshiki quickly evolved and became used for transporting clothes, gifts, or other goods as well. Tenugui, a type of Japanese traditional towel, is used for drying hands or bodies, covering heads, or as aprons. As cultural modernization progressed and plastic bags and towels became more common, usage of furoshiki and tenugui decreased. However, in the recent years, furoshiki and tenugui have regained popularity for their appealing designs and environmentally friendly nature.
Exhibition features variety of furoshiki and tenugui as well as different ways to use them on a daily basis.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from February 4 to March 6 and will be open to the public during regular JICC hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.