Furoshiki wrapping cloth printed with the ukiyo-e woodblock print: "South Wind, Clear Sky" [also known as "Red Fuji"] (from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji)
NOTE: Colors may appear slightly different depending on your computer's monitor.
ARTIST: Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is an ukiyoe artist and printmaker active in the late Edo period. His best known work is the woodblock print series Thiry-six Views of Mt. Fuji, which gained recognition both in Japan and the Western countries. He was influential to the European artsits such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, and Manet.
Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji
Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji depicts Mt. Fuji from various locations in different seasons and weahter conditions. The series was first printed in 1831. Red Fuji is a natural phenomena that can only be seen on a clear monring (spring to summer) with the southerly wind.
The beautiful textured pattern of the Sumidagawa® brand furoshiki adds elegance to the print.
SIZE: About 48 x 48 cm
MATERIAL: 100% cotton
TITLE: 赤富士/ 「凱風快晴
"South Wind, Clear Sky" [also known as "Red Fuji"]
SERIES: 富嶽三十六景 Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji
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)