FUROSHIKI workshops

Private and corporate workshops available on request.


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.

The workshops can be tailored to suites your occasions. The length could be between 30 to 60 minutes.

You’ll have opportunity to buy a copy of Tomoko's recently released book Furoshiki and the Japanese art of gift wrapping. 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.

Future workshops:

       At the Kew Gardens 8th December 2023 at Nash Conservatory

Past workshops:

At the members' open evening in collaboration with V&A South Kensington
At the Tate Modern in collaboration with Riposte Magazine and Uniqlo UK
Online workshop for TOAST Live
At the HIX event in collaboration with Conran and Partners
At the Pantechnicon
Online workshop for Yankee Candle and Hillgate PR


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.

If you are interested in working together and would like to discuss in detail, I'd love to hear from you.