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dc.contributor.authorMurao, Emmi
dc.contributor.authorMcFarland, Jerusha
dc.contributor.editorMurao, Emmi
dc.descriptionYou will just need: One furoshiki cloth. (Any kind of cloth), Stuff you need to carry! Groceries, books, DVDs, anything!


1. Place the furoshiki in a diamond shape from where you are facing with the patterned side facing up.

2. Fold the cloth once bringing the opposite corner to the other to make an isosceles right triangle.

3. Tie one of the corners, a quarter of the way in.

4. And then tie the other corner. Make sure both of the ties have enough length from the corner of the cloth. A good way to check if your tail is long enough is to line the tail with the edge of the remaining triangle.

5. Spread out the furoshiki to make a square shape and flip the whole bag around.

6. Place the two ties inside the bag.

7. Take the two corners without a tie and hold it up into the air. At this point, you should have a cradle like pocket.

8. Place the stuff you need to carry.

9. Take the two corners and tie them together into a mamusubi.

Directions to tie a basic furoshiki knot (mamusubi):
dc.description.abstractFor this tutorial, we will be making a very simple, and super easy shopping bag!

The video is designed as a supplemental hands-on material for teaching Japanese culture to elementary to junior high school students. This material was prepared by the East Asian Library at the University of Kansas.

For more information about furoshiki, please visit:
dc.description.sponsorshipEast Asian Library, University of Kansas Librariesen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansasen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFuroshiki (K-12 Instruction Series);13
dc.titleFuroshiki: How to Fold a Bag (K-12 Instruction Series)en_US
kusw.kuauthorIto, Michiko
kusw.kudepartmentEast Asian Library, University of Kansas Librariesen_US

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