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Furoshiki wrapping cloth printed with the ukiyo-e woodblock print: 'The Plum Garden in Kameido' (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo).
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ARTIST: Utagawa Hiroshige
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), also known as Ando Hiroshige, was an ukiyo-e artist active in the Edo period. The use of indigo blue in his print is highly valued and is known to have influenced artists such as van Gogh and Monet. Famous works include The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.
About the Print
From the series of One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (nishiki-e, dated 1857), 'The Plum Garden in Kameido' is a scene in the spring. It has a dynamic composition of the plum tree in the foreground with red, purple, and green background.
The beautiful textured pattern of the Sumidagawa® brand furoshiki adds elegance to the print.
SIZE: About 68 x 68 cm
MATERIAL: 100% rayon
TITLE: 「亀戸梅屋舗」 'The Plum Garden in Kameido'
ARTIST: 歌川広重 Utagawa Hiroshige
Washing instructions: Please handwash in lukewarm (30˚C / 86˚F) water, or dry clean. Use hot iron on the back side to straighten.
Used for centuries in Japan, the furoshiki, is used to wrap various items from boxes, to your lunch, and is very often used as a bag. Strong and versatile, it is an environmentally friendly option to disposable bags. Learn to fold the furoshiki in 14 different ways!
(Source: Ministry of the Environment, http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html)