A day with furoshiki!
~ A furoshiki workshop by Furoshiki Lah! ~

28 May 2022 (Sat)

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)



© Furoshiki Lah!

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore together with Furoshiki Lah! will be holding a physical workshop on furoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth on Saturday, 28 May 2022! Come and learn more about the evolution and different types of furoshiki, as well as experience a hands-on workshop where you will be taught how to wrap and use them through live demonstrations. There will be 2 sessions available on the day, so be sure to indicate your preference!


WORKSHOP DETAILS

Date:

Saturday, 28 May 2022


Time:

1st Session: 11am – 12:30pm
2nd Session: 1:30pm – 3pm
(Both sessions are the same)


Venue:

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


Admission:

FREE (Registration required)
Wearing of mask is required at all times during the workshop.


PROGRAMME FLOW

■ Introduction of history and modernisation of furoshiki cloth
■ Demonstration of various usages (with short skits)
■ Practice time
■ Free discussion

 

WHAT IS FUROSHIKI?

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth with a history of over 1000 years. It started out as a fabric to store precious items, and was later used by the samurais where they used cloths decorated with their family crests to wrap their kimono and belongings during bath time at shogun’s mansion.

During Edo period, the use of furoshiki spread across Japan as a carrier to wrap and transport items on a daily basis. The use of furoshiki continues today and it now comes in various materials and beautiful designs.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS AND DEMONSTRATORS

Ms. Kae Oki was born in Osaka, Japan and moved to Singapore in 2007 after graduating from the Paris-Sorbonne University in France. She joined the language school JAIE Group in 2020 to teach Japanese and co-founded Furoshiki Lah! with Ms. Audrey Huang last year.


Ms. Audrey Huang studied in Singapore and graduated from the University College London in 2011. She started learning Japanese language since university and obtained JLPT N1 level. She founded the language school Janus Academy and JAIE Group in 2012 and has been introducing different kinds of Japanese cultural activities for children as part of their Japanese language courses since 2020. Last year, she co-founded Furoshiki Lah! together with Ms. Kae Oki.


REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP

1ST SESSION (11AM – 12:30PM):

Both sessions are the same and participants can register and take part in either one. If the registration is full, or you would like to cancel your registration, please e-mail us at jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp.


2ND SESSION (1:30PM – 3PM):

Kindly register early to avoid disappointment. As there are limited slots available, your slot will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

 

ABOUT FUROSHIKI LAH!

Furoshiki Lah! is a locally founded concept by Singapore and Japan based team, inspired by “Furoshiki” a square Japanese wrapping cloth , and “Lah!” a Singlish word. A fusion lifestyle brand, it aims to create awareness of the versatility of modern furoshiki and tenugui towels in everyday life and help people make positively conscious choices.


WHERE IS JAPAN CREATIVE CENTRE (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.



Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
http://www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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