JF Original Furoshiki Design Competition for Turkish and Japanese students

JF Original Furoshiki

In the summer of 2010, the Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Turkey and Consulate-General of Japan in Istanbul co-organized the Furoshiki (wrapping cloths) Design Competition for Turkish and Japanese students on the theme of ?the imagery of fusion of Turkey and Japan? in commemoration of the Japan Year 2010 in Turkey.
Among 177 entries, two best designs were selected to be produced as the Japan Year 2010 in Turkey Memorial Furoshiki.

Reference Information: Poster (PDF:2.82MB)

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

Thumbnail of Flow

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Flow [sold out]
Designer: Sangyun Park
School: Sungkyunkwan University

Design concept: This design is inspired by karesansui (traditional Japanese dry landscape garden) and Nazar Boncugu (Turkish amulet of evil eye stone). By fusing water flow and a flow of gaze of the eyes, the design is overflowing with vigor.

Thumbnail of Lalezar (Garden of Tulip)

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Lalezar (Garden of Tulip) [sold out]
Designer: Ezgi ÖNCÜL
School: Tokyo Gakugei University, Department of Music Education

Concept: Turkey's national flower tulips are depicted in Japanese-style pastels.

Description Two designs
Material: Cotton
Size: 70㎝×70㎝
Retail Price: Price at Shop: ¥1,344
(tax excluded)

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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