KOTO= Act/ Word/ Anciant city Wa= Ring/ Circle/ Peace
Kotonowa is a brand by MARUWA Co., Ltd. established in 1949. Since then we have introduced Furoshiki and it's culture. We have transmitted Japanese philosophy, culture, words to the next generation through Furoshiki.
Tanoshiki is a brand of Furoshiki combined Igo, New York and Kyoto. Igo is a traditional Japanese game playing on the grid board. And New York and Kyoto are built in a grid pattern. You can learn the name of streets with Tanoshiki in playing Igo, and use it for souvenir or travel with Tanoshiki. Tanoshiki is portable Igo board.
It’s the most popular textile as a natural material and washable. We have many choices of sizes from.
Chirimen (rayon) Furoshiki
There are many variation of pattern and it is reasonable price. The texture and luster are like silk thread. It shrinks when you wash in water. You can use it as a souvenir, wrapping presents and bottles, tapestry etc.
Japanese traditional towel made of cotton with plain weaved. It is used as a face, hand, body towel in general. In some Japanese traditional situation like ceremony or Kendo, we use it for head cover. Recently, we have many patterns and use it for decoration not only for towel.
Noren is a piece of fabric like a curtain and used for separation between inside and outside but it does not divide space physically.
Behind the Noren, there are shops, private space etc. In Japan, we use Noren for space separation as a barrier and also for the main sign of the shop facade and interior decoration.
Happi is one of the Japanese traditional coat worn at festival and it is popular to make unique designed Happi for several events.