Original goods can be purchased at the JFIC shop.
The Japan Foundation (JF) held in autumn 2010 the Second International Furoshiki Design Contest for students studying designs in 9 countries overseas, such as Germany, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, US, Brazil, Russia, Vietnam and Singapore. Among all 217 submissions, the designs of one winner of Grand Prize (Vietnam) and three of Prize for Excellence (Singapore, United States and Canada) were newly adopted as 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.
In December 2006, five leading fashion designers from different Asian countries visited Japan at the invitation of the Japan Foundation.
The designers put their thoughts about the encounter with the people and the culture of Japan, as well as their hopes in cross-cultural exchange together, and expressed them through their designs for the original Japanese Towels.