This is the art of #furoshiki 😍! Thank you @shisodelicious for this wonderful video tutorial 😊💕✨!!
Knowing how to use a piece of cloth to wrap things in and to carry them is one of the secret weapons of a zero waster 😉. I am prepared for so many possibilities just by carrying one cloth with me! I usually go for a dish towel because I don’t mind it getting stained.
I have wrapped burritos🌯, sandwiches🥙, pastries🥐🍩, bread🍞🥖, buns, and more in a dish towel on the go. I “furoshiki” items like chargers when I pack for a trip to keep things organized in my bag. I have used the cloth in my bag as a place mat, napkin, as a plate (folded) for street food 🌭, and have wrapped bottles of kombucha in it to keep them cold❄️. I have also wrapped presents in beautiful furoshikis instead of wrapping paper 🎁
How to wrap your bento box, FUROSHIKI style! A #furoshiki is a large, square and often very pretty cloth used to pack and carry anything, especially bentos. It looks traditional but it’s used a lot in Japan still. Before everything was wrapped in plastic or paper, Furoshiki would be the way to carry everything from gifts to your shopping. Recently it’s being promoted in Japan as a environmentally friendly and fashionable alternative to plastic bags – YAY :D 💪🌍
First time I lived in #Japan, as a teen exchange student, my host-mum would get me to wrap my #bento in a furoshiki from her large collection every morning. I think most of her 'furoshiki' were fancy handkerchiefs, something else that’s still huge in Japan. Not to blow your nose in, but to delicately pat your forehead when it’s hot etc .. ;)
Furoshiki or handkerchief, the wrapping method is the same and it’s a super convenient way of protecting your bento – even gets you a little carrying handle and a mini tablecloth to put under your box when eating.
The beautiful cloth in this video is a present from @ycirclem! Thank you Kii-san, I love it!
Have a lovely day, much love from me to you, Sara x