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Shiwasu(師走)

Now it's December and the streets are in full Christmas mode in Japan.

When we know that the end of the year is approaching, we would  feel rushed somehow.

 

Today's theme is "Shiwasu(師走)" which is the name of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar.

Each kanji character means "priestly teacher (師)" and "run about (走)".

The origin of "Shiwasu" is that priestly teachers must run about to pray for ancestors in so many places.

That's why; "Shiwasu" is still frequently in use today to describe busy time at the end of the year.

 

In this season, many people visit people for expressing gratitude with gifts in Japan.

Japanese people used Furoshiki to wrap gifts in old days, but recently we do very rarely.

We hope this culture would come back.

 

Silk Furoshiki is suitable for expressing your respect to your important people.

We have a lot of beautiful silk Furoshiki in our online shop.

https://www.furoshiki.kyoto.jp/en/products/list.php?category_id=28

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Why don't you try them?

You can watch the way of wrapping on VIDEO-How to use Furoshiki.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlKx5PXOg_I&feature=youtu.be