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Furoshiki - A simple technique to wrap a bento box

Furoshiki - A simple technique to wrap a bento box

Have you ever wondered how Japanese people wrap up bento boxes so neatly? I’m going to share how easily you can wrap your bento lunchbox so you too, can bring it to the next level!

Furoshiki is merely a single square piece of cloth with a multitude of uses. They are however making a full comeback as eco-friendly, stylish, and extremely versatile cloths.

When wrapping a bento lunch, the Furoshiki has a dual purpose: for carrying the lunch and when unwrapped, using it as a placemat and napkin. 

There are various ways to wrap a lunch box, but the method I’m going to show you here is where a handle is made. Select a small Furoshiki about 50cm square and have fun complementing the color with the season and the contents of the lunch box. Cotton material is recommended so it can be easily washed when soiled. 

1. Place the lunch box vertically in the center of the Furoshiki.

2. Tie C and D once on top of the box. Secure firmly to make sure that the object does not move.

3. Tie again to make a basic knot.

4. Turn it sideways and lift up A and B. Any extra fabric should be tucked in.

5. Form a basic knot tied at the top with A and B

6. Finish by arranging and adjusting as needed.


Have fun using it and leave me a comment if you try it.



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