Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Hello, we’re Cathy and Yukki from Zusetsu, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to our beautiful wedding furoshiki gift wrapping! We are the largest supplier of traditional, authentic Japanese furoshiki in the UK, and we’re based in the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden.
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Furoshiki originated as a very special cloth for the wrapping of the treasures of the Japanese Imperial Court, in a city just outside Kyoto over a thousand years ago.
Our Kyoto furoshiki are inspired by the skills that have been handed down through generations, and that have their beginnings with the artisans who supplied magnificent textiles to the Kyoto Court, in an era when the perfection of beauty is unrivalled.
Furoshiki are an integral part of Japanese wrapping culture, very much aligned with elegant kimono. Many of our furoshiki designs are inspired by kimono patterns and have symbolic meanings that impart good wishes for your special occasion.
Furoshiki create a beautiful focal piece to your wedding table settings and are a unique way to wrap your table favours, and also your bridal party and wedding gifts.
Furoshiki create wonderful keepsakes as they absorb the memory of your beautiful day. Your friends and family can keep the furoshiki that wrapped their wedding table favour or gift as a special memento.
As you move forward as a married couple, the wedding furoshiki that wrapped your wedding presents can become a part of your new celebrations as you wrap with them again, on special occasions such as your anniversary and first Christmas. In this way your wedding furoshiki becomes a new part of your family traditions.
Furoshiki are long-lasting, which is better for the environment. They are reusable and grow softer as they are gently hand-washed and wrapped with again and again.
In Japan, a bride would be gifted a furoshiki in which to wrap her wedding trousseau and she would continue to use her furoshiki throughout her married life, using it to wrap gifts and keepsakes to take with her when she travelled back to her family home.
Cathy is a children’s book illustrator with many years of experience illustrating books, both in the UK and around the world.
We love the high quality of the furoshiki print and textiles that we stock in store and as we learned more about the processes we were keen to design our first Zusetsu furoshiki.
One Sunday morning Cathy stood in the Imperial Palace Gardens as tiny flakes of snow began to fall, breathing in the early sweet scent of the first plum blossoms. It was this moment that we wanted to capture with our wedding furoshiki.
Plum blossoms covered with snow have long been regarded as exquisitely beautiful in Kyoto: the Heian-era diarist Sei Shonagon, lady to the Empress Teishi, describes them in her list of ‘Elegant Things’.
We supply beautiful Kyoto furoshiki gift-wraps and our gift-wrapping service for your wedding table favours, bridal party gifts and wedding presents, and we love to create confetti furoshiki ring bags for your flowerchildren and bridesmaids for your special day.
We stock many designs of authentic Kyoto furoshiki including our own special Zusetsu Snowflower.
We learned her authentic furoshiki gift-wrapping skills in the area where furoshiki originated: the old capital Kyoto.
Make a date with us to discuss your wedding requirements.