Kai-Awase Rayon Chirimen Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth 27in

JPY ¥3,400

Only 9 pieces in stock!

The pattern of shells is a symbol of happiness for married couples in Japan.

During the Heian period (794-1185), a game called “Kai-Awase" was popular in Japan. The object of the game was to find a pair of clams decorated with gold leaf. The game is similar to the card game 'Concentration'. This game is based on the fact that bivalve shells can only be combined with the same shell.
For this reason, the pattern of shells has come to symbolize the hope of meeting one's destiny.

This Furoshiki is made by a Japanese traditional weaving technique called "Chirimen", which gives it a unique texture with an uneven surface.

It is a perfect design for wrapping gifts for your loved ones or arranging into bags.

See and find more items from our Furoshiki collection.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: 68cm(27in)
  • Material: 100% Rayon
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Machine-washable (use the gentle cycle and no hot water (with laundry net recommended)


Yamada Sen-i was founded in 1959 as a furoshiki manufacturer and wholesaler in Kyoto, Japan. As one of the few manufacturers specializing in Furoshiki, the company continues to promote the aesthetics and traditions of Furoshiki culture in order to pass on the environmentally friendly and sustainable furoshiki to the next generation. Through the furoshiki culture, Yamada Sen-i hopes to propose lifestyles that are friendly to the earth and to people, and to help create an affluent society.


Japan has long had a culture of wrapping gifts and souvenirs in furoshiki. It is believed that the furoshiki has the thoughtfulness of wrapping the sender's heart as well. Furoshiki has also been attracting more and more attention in recent years due to its eco-friendliness, as it can be used repeatedly. It can be folded in a variety of ways, can wrap objects of various shapes, and can be used for a variety of purposes other than wrapping, such as bags, scarves, and tapestries.