In recent J-Club (Japanese Club) meets, we have had the enjoyable—and sometimes difficult—challenge of creating our own ‘furoshiki’, also known as Japanese wrapping cloths. We started with a blank cloth that we had fun decorating with clothing dye. Using rubber bands, we were able to fold the cloth in such a way that the dye could be used to create intricate patterns with a range of colours. The colours were quite beautiful once the dye dried.
Furoshiki are traditionally used to wrap and/or transport goods, and we practiced wrapping various items, from dictionaries to lunch boxes, and even soft toys. Folding the furoshiki proved to be extremely difficult—especially given how much precision and care is required throughout the process. Overall, this experience proved to be very exciting, and I look forward to future J-Club meets.
Kiara Chang (11B)