JF Original Furoshiki: The 1st International Furoshiki Design Contest for students

JF Original Furoshiki

The Japan Foundation (JF), in cooperation with its overseas offices, solicited designs for original JF furoshiki (wrapping cloths) from students of design in 10 countries (South Korea, China, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and Vietnam) on the theme of ?blending imagery from the entrant? s country of residence and Japan.?
Three prizewinning submissions, one each from South Korea, China, and Brazil, have been selected for production as JF Original Furoshiki.

Reference Information: Poster (PDF:6.12MB)

FUROSHIKI

What' s FUROSHIKI?
Furoshiki are traditional Japanese cloths used to wrap small objects.They are an expression of Japan' s unique “wrapping culture” .With the focus on environmental problems in recent years, furoshiki are attracting renewed attention as they can be used over and over again.

JF Original Furoshiki

Design Theme: Korea+Japan
The Letters of Korea & Japan [sold out]
Designer: Sangyun Park
School: Sungkyunkwan University

The design is an elegant, harmonious combination of the patches of pojagi (traditional Korean patchwork), the colors of Japanese furoshiki, and Korean and Japanese characters.

Thumnail of The Letters of Korea & Japan

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Design Theme: China+Japan
Umbrellas and Windows [sold out]
Designer: Chuan Jia
School: Shanghai Institute of Design
China Academy of Art

Incorporating the patterns of Japanese umbrellas, the garden windows seen in southern China, and the glazed tiles on court buildings in northern China, the design is an abstract expression of Japanese tourists strolling around famous sights in China holding umbrellas of various colors as autumn rain falls.

Thumnail of Umbrellas and Windows
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Design Theme: Brazil+Japan
Yemanjá and Carp at Dawn
Designer: Tiago Gualberto Morais
School: University of São Paulo

The design expresses, in the style of a woodblock print, the Yemanjã, a Brazilian sea goddess, and the carp, a Japanese symbol of strength and continuity, dancing at dawn, representing a fusion of the Brazlian and Japanese spirits.

Thumnail of Yemanjá and Carp at Dawn
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Material: Cotton
Size: 70㎝×70㎝
Retail Price: Price at shop: ¥1,334
(tax excluded)

JF Original Furoshiki Postcards

Photo of JF Original Furoshiki Postcards

Retail Price: Price at shop: ¥448
(tax excluded)
Design Theme:
Korea+Japan
inter-flow
Designer:Seunghye Lee
School:Ewha Womans University

Thumnail of inter-flow *Click thumbnail to expand

    Design Theme:
China+Japan
Amazing Flowers
Designer:Zhaolong Zeng
School:Donghua University

Thumnail of Amazing Flowers *Click thumbnail to expand

Design Theme:
Indonesia+Japan
Japanese / Javanese
Designer:Jessica Rudyant (Jessica Dian Kartika & Rudyant Siswanto Wijaya)
School:Petra Christian University Surabaya

Thumnail of Japanese/ Javanese*Click thumbnail to expand

   

Design Theme:
Thailand+Japan
TEXTILE
Designer:Nod Aranyanak
School:Rangsit University

Thumnail of TEXTILE*Click thumbnail to expand

Design Theme:
Thailand+Japan
LANDMARK
Designer:Sittichoke Sriratchapat
School:Rangsit University

Thumnail of LANDMARK*Click thumbnail to expand

   

Design Theme:
Brazil+Japan
Japan - Brazil Exchange
Designer:Verônica Castro Bechara
School:Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO)

Thumnail of Japan - Brazil Exchange*Click thumbnail to expand

Design Theme:
Brazil+Japan
Cotton Yukata
Designer:Thais Erre Felix
School:University of Brasília

Thumnail of Cotton Yukata*Click thumbnail to expand

   

Design Theme:
Russia+Japan
Cherry Blossom in the Russian Countryside
Designer:Anastasiya Kvasova
School:Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts

Thumbnail of Cherry Blossom in the Russian Countryside*Click thumbnail to expand

Design Theme:
Russia-Japan
Japan-Russia
Designer:Elena Kaimanova
School:Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts

Thumbnail of Japan-Russia*Click thumbnail to expand

   

Design Theme:
Russia-Japan
Japan-Russia
Designer:Elena Chunikhina
School:Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts

Thumbnail of Japan-Russia*Click thumbnail to expand

Japan Foundation Original Furoshiki Now on Sale

  • *A part of the proceeds of this product will be used for the cultural exchange programs conducted by the Japan Foundation.

Special thanks to: Minobe Kogei, transact, Sowa printing

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