Our live online event Furoshiki Class: Japanese Hanami Bento Wrap and More!
We love hanami, the Japanese spring festival of cherry-blossom viewing, and so to celebrate this lovely time of year we hosted our first live online furoshiki wrapping event in March, called Furoshiki Class: Japanese Hanami Bento Wrap and More!
As hanami is a time of picnics under the cherry trees we decided to show how to make wraps with a picnic theme!
Our guests were such a lovely, enthusiastic, and friendly group, and it truly was a real pleasure meeting everyone!
For our class we suggested that our guests bring along with them:
a 70cm square piece of cloth to wrap with
an optional 50cm square piece of cloth if they had a small bento box that they would like to wrap
two elastic bands
a box or a book to wrap
Bento Wrap (left): Isa Monyo Reversible Furoshiki | Japanese Apricot Blue/Beige
Single Bottle Wrap (middle): Adeline Klam Organic Cotton Furoshiki | Crane Turquoise
Simple Wrap (right): Isa Monyo Reversible Furoshiki | Sakura Cherry Pink/Green
We started off learning about how to tie the double knot which features so much in furoshiki wrapping. For this we looked at the Simple Wrap.
We then imagined the box as an ekiben box - the type of bento that you can buy to eat on the train at a Japanese station - and we wrapped this in a Bento Wrap with our 70cm furoshiki.
At this point we wrapped our small bento with our small furoshiki in a Bento Wrap too!
A hanami picnic in the park!
We made a furoshiki wrap to take a bottle to a picnic - it's a particularly lovely way to wrap a bottle that's a gift - it looks so special!
Our guests were so good at wrapping with furoshiki, I decided to challenge them a bit, and so we finished up by creating beautiful flower furoshiki wraps that looked like they were decorated with a cherry blossom !
Bento Wrap (left): Isa Monyo Reversible Furoshiki | Japanese Apricot Red/Green
Flower Wrap (right): Hare Tsutsumi Furoshiki | Pine Bamboo Plum Navy Blue
Apart from Yukki's opening photo of Cathy in the online class furoshiki wrapping, we have illustrated this blog entirely with the photos that our new friends sent in to us. Thank you so much to everyone who sent photos of their gorgeous wraps! We hope you had wonderful hanami picnics!
Bento Wrap in a lovely cherry blossom furoshiki!
Single Bottle Wrap in a gorgeous orange furoshiki!
You can find out how to make all of these beautiful furoshiki wraps too by going to our Furoshiki Tutorials page here!
We hope you have enjoyed reading our diary about our first online fun furoshiki event!
Do join in our fun evening of online sake and furoshiki!
Here is the link to our next online event: Japanese Sake Tasting & Furoshiki: Featuring Sake Sommelier
With two ticket options, this is a great opportunity to learn about the world of Japanese sake from an expert sake sommelier and importer. You can choose to take part in a sake taste testing, and you can also learn to bottle wrap with a furoshiki!
We will be holding more furoshiki wrapping events, (both online and in person) and we would love you to come along, so do stay tuned, follow us on Instagram, or subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest information!
If you would like to host a furoshiki wrapping event, please get in touch with us here!
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Thank you for reading,
Cathy and Yukki