Synopses & Reviews
The collection of traditional patterns and wrapping and folding styles passing through the ages. Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, which is frequently used to carry cloths, gifts, and other goods and has been a part of Japanese daily lives through the ages. This book features about 160 pieces of furoshiki from the collection of long-established manufacturers in Kyoto such as Miyai, Okaju, and Chiso. It also introduces various traditional motifs and patterns that often represent a season or celebratory occasion.
About the Author
As a graphic designer, Kazuya Takaoka has received many outstanding awards, including the gold medal at the Japan Graphic Design Exhibition and the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Cookbook Design. Among his works are Noh: Classical Japanese Performing Art (PIE Books) and Hokusai Manga (PIE International). Kanako Hamasaki is a founder of Ren which is an organization that produces exhibitions, events, and art projects. Hiroshi Yoda studied photography at the Guildford School of Art, the London College of Communication, and David Montgomerys studio. His photography has appeared in such publications as British Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Queen, Flair, and the Observer.