FUROSHIKI workshops




date: Sunday 5 December and Sunday 12 December
time: 10:30-11:30 am

venue: Studio at PANTECHNICON, 19 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8LB

Learn Furoshiki, the Japanese Art of Gift Wrapping

Make gift-giving extra special by learning the ancient art of Japanese gift wrapping using Furoshiki cloths. In Japan, gift giving is an important cultural ritual, and the presentation is just as key as the gift itself. Plus, with no cutting, sticking or waste, your Furoshiki is completely reusable. In this 60 minute workshop you’ll learn the key techniques by wrapping a bottle and a book.  You’ll also receive a copy of Tomoko's recently released book Furoshiki and the Japanese art of gift wrapping as part of the session. If you’d like to take a Furoshiki or two home with you, they’ll be available to purchase on the day, including a range designed by Tomoko herself.


Tomoko Kakita is the author of Furoshiki: The Japanese Art of Gift Wrapping.

Tomoko Kakita is an interior architect based in London, UK. Living for over two decades in the UK and being immersed in a very different culture has reinforced her appreciation for Japan’s unique traditions. Share in her rediscovery of Japanese heritage in her first book about Furoshiki 風呂敷 and explore ways to introduce the concept of ‘ma’ 間 (pronounced as má), ‘the space between things’ into your home and life.

 photograph by Andrew Urwin