Furoshiki Design Competition
Japan Foundation Furoshiki Design Competition
Results Announced

"Nature" by Rin Shimuzu

Last year, The Japan Foundation held an international furoshiki design competition. 217 entries were received from nine countries, and two Canadian entries were selected for recognition.

Furoshiki are square pieces of cloth used for wrapping and carrying. Versatile, reusable, and beautiful, they are an original form of "eco-bag."

Rin Shimizu, of the York University/Sheridan College Joint Program in Design, was awarded one of three Prizes for Excellence for her design, "Nature." Her design will be produced as furoshiki.

Left: Competition winner Rin Shimizu with JFT Director Masayuki Suzuki
Right: With Deputy Director Mami Fuji. Shimizu's furoshiki in foreground.

Mimi Lai Drivas of Centennial College won one of ten Honorable Mention prizes for her design, "Japanese Crane and Moose."

Congratulations to Rin and Mimi, and thank you to all of the design students who submitted their excellent designs.

Click here for more details, and to see other winning entries.



"Japanese Crane and Moose" by Mimi Lai Drivas

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