Learn how to make a Furoshiki bag, a method used by the Japanese for centuries to carry just about anything you can imagine, from food, groceries, boxes, bottles... even watermelons. A very Eco-Friendly way to reduce waste. make your own Furoshiki Japanese grocery bag today! M ...more
Japanese Furoshiki Bag
This art uses Japanese wrapping cloths, or furoshiki, to make a cute bookbag.
Click on Chapters 2 & 3 for the whole tutorial. Fold an origami school bag. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional anima ...more
How to wrap your presents in Furoshiki (cloth) to avoid using wrapping paper. Unlike wrapping paper (which usually can't be recycled) Furoshiki can be used again and again. This is an eco-friendly Christmas solution that comes from folding techniques used in Japanese art simil ...more
Japanese style wrapping - or Furoshiki - let's you stop using paper, tapes and plastic when you wrap! Use reusable fabric instead. This method works for cylindrical objects and bottles.
Japanese style wrapping - or Furoshiki - let's you stop using paper, tapes and plastic when you wrap! Use reusable fabric instead.
This art uses Japanese wrapping cloths, or furoshiki, to make a cute handbag.
This art uses Japanese wrapping cloths, or furoshiki, to make a cute handbag.
This how to video illustrates "Furoshiki", a Japanese gift-giving tradition. Practice this beautiful tradition with this holiday how to video. "Furoshiki" is also a very eco-friendly way to wrap presents. Also learn some relaxing techniques to stay calm over this Christmas sea ...more
Every year I wait until the last minute to wrap Christmas presents. I always tell myself I'm going to get it done ahead of time, but it never happens. And the worst thing that can happen when you put it off is running out of Scotch tape. If you find yourself in this predicame ...more
We realize Christmas is over, but there's no reason you shouldn't surprise a friend with a pretty gift for New Year's Eve! In many other cultures friends and family give each other presents to celebrate their new year, including during Chinese New Year. In this episode of Cra ...more
Fold an origami bag. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a purse Japanese ...more
Stay tuned for the always enjoyable Cooking With Dog. This cooking show is hosted by a DOG named Francis! The show demonstrates how to make popular Japanese dishes. This video demonstrates how to make Nabeyaki Udon Noodle. Ingredients for Nabeyaki Udon (serves 1) 1 Bag of F ...more
In Japan, kanzashi are hair ornaments, often in a floral or jeweled style, which adorn traditional female Japanese hairstyles. These are gorgeous long pins with a special adornment attached at the end. Kanzashi are what inspire this tutorial's messenger bag, which is similarl ...more
I'd take one of these: "Wallpaper commissioned a bike, two in fact, that could be broken down (using very clever and super-sturdy S&S couplers), packed in a bespoke bag and loaded on a plane, with no excess baggage charge, and taken with us wherever we went. The project pulle ...more
Ingredients for Hiyashi Chuka (serves 2) 2 bags of Hiyashi Chuka Noodles 1 tsp Sesame Oil 4 slices of Ham 1 Egg A pinch of Salt 1 tbsp Water 1 tsp Potato Starch 1/2 Tomato 1 Cucumber 1 pack of Broccoli Sprouts 6 Frozen Boiled Shrimps Toasted White Sesame Seeds - Lemon Soy Sa ...more
Stay tuned for the always enjoyable Cooking With Dog. This cooking show is hosted by a DOG named Francis! The show currently focuses on how to make popular Japanese dishes. This video demonstrates how to make Yakibuta Ramen (Japanese Noodle Dish with Roasted Pork Ribs). Ingre ...more
Want to celebrate New Year's Eve, but haven't a clue how to do so? Maybe some of these New Year's Eve pa rty ideas will help you bring in 2011. These New Year's Eve ideas include things like cheap DIY decorations, cool 2011 party glasses, exotic jellyfish shooters, and even k ...more
Seeking to attain germination rates as high as 98%? Japanese-Maple.com's Ken Alston shares the little-known nursery secret to germinate Japanese maple tree seeds using resealable zipper storage bags and a standard refrigerator.
This tutorial video will teach you how to make Bukkake Udon, also known as Japanese cold udon noodles. Ingredients for Bukkake Udon (serves 2) 1 Long Green Onion 2 Shiso Leaves - Beefsteak Leaves 3cm thick Daikon Radish (1 1/4 inch) Toasted White Sesame Seeds Ginger 2 Eggs ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to make a classic Asian dish, Teuchi Udon. These tasty noodles make the perfect side dish or dinner and go great with many other Asian speciaties. You WIll Need: (serves 3~4) *300g Udonko - Wheat Flour w/ protein content 9.0~9.5% (10.6oz) *15g Salt ...more
In need of a face massage? Japanese beauty expert, Yukuko Tanaka, presents her anti-aging face contouring massage. In this four-part tutorial, learn about how to apply this routine to add to your skin care regimen, which will reduce wrinkles, prevent sagging skin, improve puff ...more
Hate going to Chinese and Japanese restaurants (and every other Asian restaurant) because you're absolutely frightened of those chopsticks, and you're too embarrassed to ask for silverware? Overcome your fears and finally learn how to use those chopsticks. This video will show ...more
Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. One of the hairstyle's main features is the application of intricate little fabric flowers. With a step-by-step video tutiorial will you how to make your own cute kanzashi flowers. These can go on brooches, b ...more
The challenge of creating garments with unconventional materials has become an all too familiar gimmick for most first year students at fashion schools. The end result is more often than not a catwalk of garbage bags, zip ties, plastic bottles and cans, assembled into a menage ...more
What happens when a struggling writer cannot finish the screenplay to her second film? She writes a book. While artist and filmmaker Miranda July was struggling to conceive the script to The Future, the followup to her successful film Me and You and Everyone We Know, she bec ...more
Japan's Shoichi Uchiyama is a hardcore advocate of insect cuisine. His selling point? A heavenly nutty flavor, the delicious texture of shellfish, AND high in nutritional value. Via The Telegraph: "Uchiyama traces his interest in insect cuisine to his boyhood in the northern ...more
There are two kinds of people standing in the international section of the grocery store: the kind who love Pocky and the kind who don't yet know that they love Pocky because they've never had it. Don't Miss: Make Kit Kats in Any Flavor, Color, or Size You Want Pocky is a c ...more
A cup of ginger tea with lemon first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up cup of green tea (or matcha) to fight off the afternoon slump and a soothing cup of chamomile tea to help me unwind before bed—I would be lying if I said I weren't a major tea enthusiast. Don't Miss: Gree ...more
Soy sauce is a sushi essential for most Americans and we don't often consider its exact origins whilst chowing down on that tuna roll. The tasty sauce, which is made using koji from a mold culture called Aspergillus oryzae, and has been produced for thousands of years in the ...more
Using breadcrumbs in the kitchen is the perfect way to add crisp and crunch to the usual salad, entrée, or dessert. As chef and media personality Mario Batali once said, "There's almost nothing I wouldn't put homemade breadcrumbs on." Making crumbs themselves is just plain ea ...more
Without a doubt, sushi is one of my favorite foods—dainty and delectable, while also fun to make. So let's get started with maki rolls, aka makizushi, probably the most iconic form of sushi. You know, the one filled with rice and your standard sushi ingredients, rolled up in a ...more
Many people drink green tea for health reasons, and it's no wonder. This beverage is a superstar when it comes to antioxidant levels, and is being studied for its potentially curative properties on multiple health concerns, whether it's staving off the aging process or fightin ...more
Eating vegetarian isn't just for vegetarians. There are plenty of reasons, health and economics-wise, to consider forgoing the meat for a meal or three. Rather than get deep into the world of fake meat (although there's many a tasty alternative to be found there, to be sure), ...more
Go to a chain supermarket, and chances are you'll see one type of garlic—maybe two or three if you're lucky. However, there's a mouthwatering slew of Allium sativum out there, far beyond those papery white bulbs most of us encounter at the nearest Stop 'n' Shop. While most re ...more