Lecture and Workshop on Furoshiki (Reservation is required)

By President

The Japan Foundation and Consulate-General of Japan in Portland present

FUROSHIKI: Boundless curiosity from the world of square-cloth

Lecture and Workshop on Furoshiki

Dating back to the Edo Period furoshiki, literally meaning bath mat, is a square cloth dyed in a striking array of colors and patterns from subtle to vibrant.  Originally used to wrap and carry items, the furoshiki is now used as gift wrappers, table coverings and decorations.  It is the original tote bag, only infinitely more versatile and steeped in rich history.  

FUROSHIKI: Boundless curiosity from the world of square-cloth is an intimate lecture and workshop led by Akiko Sakai, Naomi Ando, and Keiko Fukuda, who are all instructors from the Furoshiki Study Group in Kyoto, Japan.

Admission Free.  Space is limited.  Reservation is required.

Monday, July 12, 2010, 2pm World Trade Center Portland

Plaza Conference Room

121 SW Salmon St., 2WTC

Portland, OR 97204

RSVP to culture@cgjpdx.org

Sponsored by Portland General Electric

Supported by Japan-America Society of Oregon

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