Japanese Versatile Cloths Furoshiki and Tenugui Mini-Exhibition
February 4th, 2015
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th St, NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

Furoshiki, Japanese traditional wrapping cloth, was originally used to prevent a mix up of the bathers' clothes in bath houses. Furoshiki quickly evolved and became used for transporting clothes, gifts, or other goods as well. Tenugui, a type of Japanese traditional towel, is used for drying hands or bodies, covering heads, or as aprons.  


As cultural modernization progressed and plastic bags and towels became more common, usage of furoshiki and tenugui decreased. However, in the recent years, furoshiki and tenugui have regained popularity for their appealing designs and environmentally friendly nature.


Exhibition features variety of furoshiki and tenugui as well as different ways to use them on a daily basis.

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