GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2011
 

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This page introduces types of material, sizes, and designs of NAGARE.
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Category

Plain Weave (96cm) / Plain Weave (70cm) / Chirimen (96cm) / Amundsen / Taffeta / Lantana

Plain Weave scene

■Plain Weave (96cm)

The standard NAGARE feels good against your skin, like the fabric of a fine blouse.

*It can hold up to approximately 10 liters (a bucket full) of water.


materials: 100% Polyester

size: about 96 x 96 cm

weight: about 140g

MADE IN JAPAN




IMPRESSION

IMPRESSION

designer: Maki Kouno

Purple flowers resting on ink black-colored patterns.
This multi-purposeful design with a soothing shade complements Japanese or Western-style attire.


AYAKO

AYAKO

designer: Jun Ito

A geometric pattern constructed with diagonal lines (Aya) and arcs (Ko).
The remarkably beautiful latticework changes its form with every wrap and the beauty of the interwoven arcs will stand out.


AYAKO [green]

AYAKO [green]

designer: Jun Ito

A geometric pattern constructed with diagonal lines (Aya) and arcs (Ko).
Turquoise and light green lines on dark brown ground - this color combination suits not only women but also young men.


PEONIES AND MUMS

PEONIES AND MUMS

designer: Maki Kouno

Peonies and chrysanthemums are spread large across the fabric.
The Chinese-style blue is a fresh hue.


Panda

Panda

designer Masumi Hotta

A panda family is riding in a hot-air balloon in the blue sky. The motif drawn in watercolor is printed. Its bright design would lighten your heart. You can enjoy the vivid colors of watercolor in this furoshiki.


MARINE STRIPES

MARINE STRIPES

designer: Jun Ito

The stripes are designed to look nice when wrapped in shape of a bag.
It is a variation of the standard structure of furoshiki, so go ahead and wrap up a square box, you'll love how it looks.
When you look closely, some borders will seem incomplete. As if sea gulls were flying away...



HUNDO

HUNDO

designer: Jun Ito

Traditionally, weights pattern are considered auspicious motifs, because weights were cast in gold and silver. HUNDO is an weights pattern consisted of small shapes of weights. The color of the fabric changes from dark blue to brown, giving different impressions on how to wrap and tie.

SOMETSUKE

SOMETSUKE

designer: Maki Kouno

This pattern adopts the images of white x marine blue (lapis lazuri) of Imari that is one of the top brand in the world of porcelain for long time, and also accepts the penmanship of porcelain colorations. At the same time we pay our homage to the Japanese pottery cultures and the artisans' techniques from the Jomon period of several thousand year ago.


Denim

Denim

designer: Jun Ito

Blue wash denim pattern with orange stitching.



Wrap with flowers

Wrap with flowers

designer: MIYA JUNKO

With an image of such scenes that you wrap a precious item or present, flowers are depicted on the furoshiki to add a colorful impression to wrapped contents. Large flowers arranged at the four corners are seen by ways of wrapping providing different moods depending on the kind of flowers depicted.


Colourful Day

Colourful Day

designer Alice Cheung Shuk Ying

Flowers drawn brightly and colourfully. Small creatures play happily among them. With its expansive composition, you never tire of this pattern.


STARRY SKY

STARRY SKY

designer Sara Kikkoji

This is an image of a winter starry sky. When water is repelled, the water drops make the starry sky twinkle.



Miracle of blue

Miracle of blue

designer Hiroshi Miyamae / Naoko Sonoda

Water can change its shape freely with natural phenomena, while furoshiki can change its shape freely with various scenes of people. By superimposing water and furoshiki, we have created a design softly enveloping people's thoughts and feelings with reflection of a fleeting moment of miracle and trajectory.


Sunlight through the trees

Sunlight through the trees

designer Mitsuki Nagaoka

The shades of green express the sunlight through the branches and leaves, seen when we look up at the sky in the shade of a tree. When wrapping, you can enjoy the changes with a part you see.


TOUCAN PARADISE

TOUCAN PARADISE

designer Akiko Maruyama

This is a combination of agave, the most majestic of succulents, and the fluffy and charming toucan. The coexistence of these different images creates an interesting visual effect when wrapping in the furoshiki. This is a vivid and impactful pattern not only when spread out, but also when wrapped around things and partially displayed.


GOLDFISH

GOLDFISH

designer: Miki Takahashi

Goldfish swimming in the water call forth a cool breeze.
This familiar fish has been loved by the Japanese since the Edo-period (from 17th century to mid-19th century).


NOSHI (Abalone)

NOSHI (Abalone)

designer: ASAKURA SENPU Co., LTD

This design represents the traditional “abalone dried in thin strings.”
Great for New Year's otsutsumi or weddings.

Kinoha (Seasonal Leaves)

Kinoha (Seasonal Leaves)

designer: Maki Kouno

It uses Japanese print art of the Edo period (1603 - 1867), which affected the fad art style of 19-century Europe "art nouveau," as a motif, and plants and insects are put.



RABBIT-EAR IRIS

RABBIT-EAR IRIS

designer: Maki Kouno

In the Edo period (1603-1868), there was an artistic style called "Rinpa," which influenced later Japanese art. The rabbit-ear iris is one of the representative motifs of Rinpa style. The noble atmosphere of the flower is incorporated into the stripe pattern.


ALOHA

ALOHA

designer: Maki Kouno

This is an image of the aloha shirt, which is said to have its roots in Japanese kimono and yukata. Instead of hibiscus and palm trees, rabbit-ear irises and pine trees are laid out. The combination of motifs is fresh and fun.


Hydrangea

Hydrangea

designer: Maki Kouno

The hydrangea has a big flower, while it can partly look small because of being gathered small flowers. With the image that small square petals are gathering like a "mosaic," its composition shows active aspects.



asagao

Morning glory

designer: Maki Kouno

In a horticulture boom of the Edo-period (from 17th century to mid-19th century), cultivation of morning glory was popular. With the image of "hana-awase (flower contest)" in which the quality of various kinds of morning glories was judged, its bold and light design like the yukata (summer kimono) for a summer festival is made with various tie-dyed patterns.


Linkage

Linkage

designer: Chie Okamura

The furoshiki has been created in the motif of streets in Kyoto which are linked together like a grid pattern. Colors of red, yellow and blue are effectively scattered between the curved lines. It’s pretty simple to use not just for wrapping items but also for bag wrapping.


button

Button

designer: Takuya Suga

With gray as the base color, the picture of various buttons is laid out. To be liked by not only young females but also males, the masculine color and feminine design are combined. The design allows you to choose it as a gift to your husband or boyfriend.



machine

machine

designer: Takuya Suga

It is a pattern of various machines’ pictures colored at random using brown and gray as the base.Based on a musical image of synthesizer and speaker as well as an industrial image of series of various machines in line, we have pursued a pattern to be loved by not only young ladies but men as well.


SMILEY TOWN

SMILEY TOWN

designer: Takuya Suga

It is a furoshiki of a completely new atmosphere which wasn't seen in the lineup of "NAGARE" in the past. Colors of green, yellow, and red inserted into a town in the best placement are pleasant to the eye, so its design makes you want to use it in various situations.


ROMANDALA

ROMANDALA

designer: Kosei Okada

Patterns of Egypt are so refined that you wouldn't think they had been drawn thousands of years ago, and they evoke a sense of romanticism. Making such Egypt romanticism its origin, it is designed with a mandala (the devotional paintings of Buddhism)



MERRY-GO-ROUND

MERRY-GO-ROUND

designer: Hiroko Sueyoshi

It is a carousel of a pleasant atmosphere in which rabbits and foxes go round together with horses. Since each position and design of dummy horses is slightly different, you can choose the suitable one to the size of a wrapped thing or your liking. Each color used in the pattern of dummy horse causes to feel warmth.


COLORFUL

COLORFUL

designer: Motohiro Ohsawa

It is the mysterious pattern which seems like many squares stand out in polka dots. Even though it uses Japanese classic colors, the image of this pattern is very modern and gives you a pop feeling.


Small orchestra

Small orchestra

designer: Shuji Miyamoto

Picture provided by GALLERY Ecru no Mori

Metal mice are playing music. This is a very relaxed and heart-warming artwork.



Trees

Trees

designer: Mai Ehara

This pattern contains very gentle green and blue which makes you feel comforted. Small houses nestling in the woods are very impressive.


Field

Field

designer: Mai Ehara

Grasses, flowers, bushy trees, birds and calm slow time...
It's the flanked product with "Trees".


Town

Town

designer: Mai Ehara

A small town lined with blue houses you only could see in the picture books. Both houses and leaves of trees look sparkling after a sudden shower stopped. Doors and windows of houses are opened, and everyone goes outside. A townscape just before the rainfall is drawn in a quiet moment.



Basket

Basket

designer: Minako Okamoto

On a basket weave pattern made of straw knitted politely, an uplifting ethnic pattern is arranged. If it is tied like a bag, it will change to a nature-friendly ecological bag.


minamo

minamo

designer: Hutanashi Hyouhon

It is the unique design which displays stick glasses and expresses the surface of water. It is added a playful touch with translucent beautiful colors with dots and water droplet.


IKI

IKI

designer: Maki Kouno

Hanafuda is Japanese playing card and it has been played for long time. Japanese traditional colors which are red, green, mustard and black give you an image of stylish Japanese culture like a Kabuki's thick curtain.


GLENURQUHART CHECK

GLENURQUHART CHECK

designer: ASAKURA SENPU Co., LTD

A trad glenurquhart check originally from Scotland.
Orange and blue add a little splash of color to this gray base.


COLOR BLOCKS

COLOR BLOCKS

designer: Miki Takahashi

Brightly-colored blocks are spread over this pattern.
Colorful, but with a shade that is slightly reserved. It is reserved so its good for various occasions.


OLD TIMES

OLD TIMES

designer: Maki Kouno

The pattern represents glimpses of old days Japan when time passed a little bit slower than today. Seasonal items, old fashioned toys and others which were all familiar in everyday life in those days, are gathered together. The soft salmon pink Furoshiki will gently wrap up your memories.



ICHIMATSU

ICHIMATSU

designer: Maki Kouno

It's a traditional Japanese checkerboard pattern. Big patterns and small patterns are divided in quarters. When you wrap a present with this furoshiki, you can put the small checkerboard pattern in front or the big one in front as you like.

COLORFUL FOREST

COLORFUL FOREST

designer: Tsuyoshi Nemoto

Only ink-jet textle printing can derive this good balance of colors. Mysterious creatures live in the forest and they inspire our imagination.It is very beautiful and unique pattern for furoshiki.


KAKA

KAKA

designer: Maki Kouno

Poppy patterns with various kind of Japanese flowers. Big and small flowers are overlapping each other which makes this pattern very splendid like a color palette.



Using Plain Weave

■Plain Weave (70cm)

Traditionally called futano or futahaba (double-width cloth), this size is very versatile for wrapping various items.


materials: 100% Polyester

size: about 70 x 70 cm

weight: about 85g

MADE IN JAPAN




FLAG CHECK

FLAG CHECK

designer: Jun Ito

The check design woven with flags of 204 countries and regions.
This is a new interpretation of the flags of nations.


Sango's tango

Sango's tango

designer: Shimakata Sumiko

This is a bright pop design as if Sango (coral) released from rock reef was dancing freely under.


MANJUSHAGE

MANJUSHAGE

designer: Maki Kouno

Manjushage is an alias of spider lily, which blooms during equinox.
Commonly displayed in red, but you can find the white blossom variety.
The elegant floral pattern brings alive the elegant white color.



NEO HEMP LEAF

NEO HEMP LEAF

designer: Maki Kouno

Asanoha (hemp leaf) pattern was popular in short-sleeved Kimono during the Edo-era (from 17th century to mid-19th century).
Plum and cherry blossoms, narcissus and Japanese iris were drawn into a circle, and it became a very stylish modern Japanese design.



Using Chirimen

Chirimen (96cm)

The crinkled chirimen NAGARE is the perfect accessory for kimono and other traditional Japanese garments.

*Crinkled crêpe fabric uses twisted thread, which creates bigger gaps in the weave pattern and, unlike the plain weave fabric, cannot hold water.(It can repel water)


materials: 100% Polyester

size: about 96 x 96 cm

weight: about 165g

MADE IN JAPAN




TAZUKASUMI

TAZUKASUMI

designer: Maki Kouno

"Tsuru-zu Shita-e Waka Kan (poem scroll with underpainting of cranes)" by Sotatsu Tawaraya, the founding father of a Japanese art style "Rinpa," is its image sauce. "Tazu" is an old term for crane in Manyo-shu (the oldest anthology of tanka). Though a traditional pattern "Kasumi-mon " is used for its background, it has a modern design of the flying crane in the sky of the new era Reiwa.


USUZUMIZAKURA

USUZUMIZAKURA

designer: Yuko Yamashita

The usuzumizakura, a mountain cherry blossom, blooms and quietly falls under the moonlight deep in the mountains.
The change from indigo to light grey shows the gradation of a night sky.


KABUKI WILLOW

KABUKI WILLOW

designer: Yuko Yamashita

An edo-style wind chimes vendor pulls his stand.
The overwhelming coolness of the willow branches lulls you into an afternoon nap.
Playing with the wind, branches of a willow, waves in the river, and wind chimes.


SMALL DISHES

SMALL DISHES

designer: Minori Fujita

Small dishes are used everyday in Japan when you have Japanese foods. They are very traditional and make the table floridly. This furoshiki goes well with kimono because it is made by crepe material.



Amundsen

Amundsen

The rough-surfaced amundsen NAGARE is especially strong, and it's available in an extra large size.

*Amundsen uses twisted thread, which creates a larger weave pattern, but it can hold about four liters of water. It is not recommended for transporting water because any more water will result in a leak.


materials: 100% Polyester

size: about 128 x 128 cm or 70 x 70 cm

weight: about 200g or 60g

MADE IN JAPAN




ARABESQUE

ARABESQUE

designer: ASAKURA SENPU Co., LTD

When thinking of furoshiki, arabesque comes to mind.
Instead of the standard green, we gave it a twist with indigo-like blue.


FLIGHT PATTERN

FLIGHT PATTERN

designer: ASAKURA SENPU Co., LTD

Retro purple arrow feathers reminiscent of Taisho (early 20th century) Romanticism.
The arrow feather design has been loved over the years as a good luck charm to repel misfortune at religious ceremonies and seasonal festivals.



Pinwheel

Pinwheel

designer: Ryoko Yamamoto

A colorful and free touch is added to Japanese traditional hemp leaf pattern. You can enjoy the hand-drawn warmth and the vivid color gradation.



Squirrels on trees

Squirrels on trees

designer: Hiroko Sueyoshi

An above view of many squirrels and birds living on trees is drawn. To be approachable for adults in spite of its animal design, its color scheme is slightly dry with the dark gray background.



HARLEQUIN

HARLEQUIN

designer: Jun Ito

A harlequin pattern of colourful nine diamonds.




ASAGI(Pale blue-green)

ASAGI
(Pale blue-green)

designer: Naomi Shirai

This furoshiki's motif is Parantica sita. This butterfly has elegant wing and flies long distance. Parantica sita's scales has an effect of water repellent so it is the best motif for NAGARE.



THE CATS OF WEALTH

THE CATS OF WEALTH

designer: Chiemi Itoi

Many Maneki-neko, or beckoning cats are radially drawn utilizing a pen, watercolor paints and colored pencils. They are believed to draw happiness and fortune, by beckoning with one paw. Please wrap up what you choose in the Furoshiki together with fortune they bring in.


Taffeta

Taffeta

The textile material taffeta is generally used for an umbrella or rain ware due to its high water pressure resistance.

A tough taffeta Furoshiki in 125-cm size can hold and carry as much as 20 liters of water.


materials: 100% Polyester

size: about 125 x 125cm

weight: about 160g

MADE IN JAPAN




Pixeled Ichimatsu pattern

Pixeled Ichimatsu pattern

designer: ASAKURA SENPU Co., LTD

Ichimatsu pattern, a Japanese classic checkered pattern is drawn on Furoshiki with dots in aubergine which is fit for people of all ages regardless of sex.
(*Ichimatsu pattern was first sawn in Haniwa figurine’s costume in Kofun period around 3th century, then used by only noble persons, but became popular among citizens in Edo period(1603-1868) when Kabuki actors started wearing this pattern costume)



Lantana

Lantana

With the intention that we want you to enjoy using Furoshiki, a traditional Japanese item, at your outdoor life as well, we released a water-repellent version in two new designs of “Nagare” and “Iikamo” which are suitable for outdoor activities. Japanese name of Lantana, an ever-green shrub, is “Shichihenge (various changes).”
Lantana can be used in various ways when you spend time outdoors, as its name suggests.


materials: 100% Polyester

size: about 125 x 125cm

Furoshiki weight:about 160g

Case weight: about 10g

MADE IN JAPAN




AKAYA'S ANIMALS

AKAYA'S ANIMALS

designer: iicamo

In agreement with the Akaya Project initiative from the Nature Conservation Association of Japan which aims for the restoration of biological diversity and the creation of sustainable communities, Akaya’s Animals features a camouflage pattern with a motif of the rare animals that live in the 10,000-hectare national forest, Akaya Forest, that extends across the border between the northern part of Gunma Prefecture’s Minakami-machi and Niigata Prefecture.


COW

COW

designer: iicamo

Cow-motif Camouflage hide pattern. Cows swarm leisurely, feeding on hay in various parts of the pattern. Maybe you and your friends should try to find out cows in the characteristic mottled pattern with lots of laughs and good fun.


NATIVES

NATIVES

designer: iicamo

Totem pole-themed camouflage pattern. What you can see here and there are hiding various characters in legends and mythology passed down from generation to generation among aboriginal people living in northwest coastal area facing the Pacific Ocean in North America.
It is nice to look at their facial expression full of life and showing something humorous.