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Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping) event

  • Wellington City Library 65 Victoria St Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Furoshiki (風呂敷) are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Check out

Sakai, Wellington's sister city is well-known for traditional fabric dying techniques, including those for chusen, the material used for furoshiki.

Wellington Sakai Association (WSA) has sourced some chusen from Sakai City, and will be running a fun activity where you can learn some basic furoshiki wrapping techniques, and for a gold coin donation (no charge for WSA members), take home a piece of Sakai chusen fabric with you!

WSA previously ran a successful furoshiki stall at the 2014 Wellington Japan Festival.

This event will be part of 'Japan Month' of various Japan-related activities around Wellington, and will be held in the Mezzanine Room upstairs on level one of the Wellington City Library.

Following the event, from 3-4pm, Wellington Nakano Educational Society (WNES) will host a short discussion for prospective home stay families ahead of a visit from Sakai City high-school students in August. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

Other details (there may or may not be delicious snacks...!) TBC!