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FUROSHIKI WORKSHOP: The Art of Japanese Gift Wrapping with Fabric-Traditional and Modern Adaptations

June 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$25 – $32

The Japan Society is proud to present our Japanese cultural workshop on Thursday, June 23rd from 6 p.m. at CONDE HOUSE in San Francisco Design Center. Join us to explore the history, culture, techniques and intentions behind gift wrapping with fabric in Japan.
In this hands on workshop featuring guest artist, Megumi Inouye, you will learn both traditional and modern styles of folding, twisting, and tying fabric to wrap everything from boxes, circular objects, bottles and ceramic objects while experiencing its application to today’s everyday lifestyle.
The workshop will take place in a Machiya inspired showroom reflecting the feel of a traditional Japanese Merchant House blending the history of ancient workshop spaces with today’s minimalist sensibilities. Special thank you to CONDE HOUSE, purveyors of innovative contemporary furniture and designs of Japanese craftsmanship encouraging community and connection through sharing of their live/work space.
Please take this opportunity where you are invited to learn, participate, be inspired and meet others who share an appreciation for Japanese cultural traditions. Tea and light refreshments served.
Ms. Megumi Inouye is a second generation local Japanese American gift wrapping artist whose work is guided by her Japanese heritage placing value on thought and intention behind packaging symbolized by artful presentation and repurposing materials. She shares her passion, ideas and techniques for gift wrapping through workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and hosting events.

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 23, 2016
5:45 – 6:00 pm Check-in
6:00 – 7:30 pm Program
No.2 Henry Adams St., Showroom 152
San Francisco, CA 94103
$25 Japan Society Member | $32 Non-Member
($5 material fees are included)
CONDE HOUSE is noted for exceptional design and manufacturing quality as expressed in its line of contemporary furnishings for distinguished homes and contract market for 48 years. Their new showroom welcomes everyone interested in Japanese design with a modern aesthetic. Machiya, or ancient artisan merchant houses, were developed hundreds of years ago, to combine all aspects of life and work into one deep space.
This event has limited space and registration is first come first served. Please register early to ensure your spot in the workshop. The deadline to RSVP for this event is Tuesday, June 21st. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date.


June 23, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$25 – $32


No.2 Henry Adams St., Showroom 152
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Yukie Kato
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