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 / Crêpe (96cm) / 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


SPRING

SPRING

designer: Maki Kouno

This pattern expresses Japanese spring vegetables by twelve Japanese traditional colors. The color scheme is pastel touch of sprouts and cherry blossoms or so.



SUMMER

SUMMER

designer: Maki Kouno

This pattern expresses Japanese vivid summer scene by twelve ancient Japanese colors. It images blue sky, sea breeze, growing leaves, or so.

AUTUMN

AUTUMN

designer: Maki Kouno

This pattern expresses Japanese rich autumn naturals by twelve Japanese traditional colors. It images Japanese rich harvests.


WINTER

WINTER

designer: Maki Kouno

This pattern expresses Japanese winter scene by twelve Japanese ancient cool colors. It images Japanese severe winters.



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.

FLOWER

FLOWER

designer: Maki Kouno

This compose several flowers and blossoms of apricot, lily and peony like ancient western wall paper's design of compromise of Japanese and foreign.

SOBA

SOBA

designer: Minori Fujita

Japanese soba is very famous these days. It is simple, but has a deep taste so soba is one of the Japanese’s favorite food. This pattern shows traditional cold soba noodles with dipping souse, chopped leaks and wasabi (Japanese horseradish) as a spice.



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.


LEATHER CAMO

LEATHER CAMO

designer: ASAKURA SENPU Co., LTD

Camouflage design with a leather motif.
Although it has a black base, it somehow manages to provide a sense of warmth.

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.


SHOOTING STARS

SHOOTING STARS

designer: Eriko Hayakawa

This has an audacious design of many shooting stars which are twinkle down on the cities. The grdation of the night sky and the colorful cities make beautiful color combinations.This design will be liked by men and women of all ages.


BANDANNA pattern

BANDANNA pattern

designer: Maki Kouno

Bandanna is useful for general purpose like furoshiki. Using Japanese motives such as flowers and birds, cotton prints and braids makes this furoshiki matches both western clothes and Japanese kimono.


BANDANNA [pink]

BANDANNA [pink]

designer: Maki Kouno

With familiar and versatile “bandana” pattern as basis, inherent Japanese taste is added by incorporating Japanese traditional patterns including those of flowers/birds, calico and braded cord. As elegant pink is used in the background, you can use it on many occasions.




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.



An ordinary day with a flower

An ordinary day
with a flower

designer: Tatsuhiko Karasawa

A dog strikes poses to a flower, which is his ordinary day. A turquoise blue flower and the humorous brown dog complement each other in their colors.

FUROSHIKI KARUTA

FUROSHIKI KARUTA

designer: Studio Uni

46 different picture cards and reading cards (the first letter of each word starts from different Japanese letter) which humorously explain the usage direction of this water repellent furoshiki. You will be surprised to know there are so many different way of usages it has!


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.



NATSU TSUBAKI

NATSU TSUBAKI

designer: Eiko Isokawa

The tone down color of spiral shaped center is very impressive. Background line makes feeling of stir to these flowers (Summer Camellia).

PARK

PARK

designer: Eriko Hayakawa

Please wrap any items in this Furoshiki with the excitement you could feel on a sunny holiday. You can also enjoy a different character a Furoshiki takes on with each way of wrapping. The bright sky blue in joyful amusement park pattern is very impressive.



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.



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.


AFFECTIONATE FEATHERS

AFFECTIONATE FEATHERS

designer: Natsumi Saito

The idea of this design comes from feathers of parent birds affectionately protecting their eggs. Use this to wrap up what you value. Bird's feathers has a feature of protecting important things from rain, just like NAGARE does.


SAFARI

SAFARI

designer: Haruo Kanenaga

Wild animals running in herds through the grass field. You can feel the burst of energy in the natural world.


PIXEL

PIXEL

designer: Motohiro Ohsawa

The pattern is expressively drawn by pixels, the smallest single component of a digital image. Diverse dots ranges are artfully organized, creating beautiful color gradients.


PERSIA

PERSIA

designer: Hajime Kuwabara

The vivid color combination produces a total harmony. This design[pattern] is a typical color expression of the Ink Jet Printing technology.



Crêpe

Crêpe (96cm)

The crêpe type of waffle texture NAGARE weighs only 100 grams (about 3.5oz) so it's convenient to use.

*Crinkled crêpe fabric 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 96 x 96 cm

weight: about 100g

MADE IN JAPAN




DENIM

DENIM

designer: Jun Ito

Blue wash denim pattern with orange stitching.



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.