Course Description

This course introduces Japanese culture to participants. Furoshiki is a useful, applicable, and an artistic technique of cloth wrapping. This historical, eco-friendly and artistic way of wrapping can be applied for gift giving, carrying/protecting/decorating objects with various shapes and sizes.

Course Outline

This course provides instruction on the technique of wrapping using cloth, which will be applied to wrap and hold objects, while gaining an understanding of Japanese values and sustainability concepts.

Learner Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate the technique of wrapping using cloth, and define the right way of handling various objects as a part of Japanese culture and a sustainable lifestyle.


If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in 'Ilima 107, ph. (808) 734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the Kapi'olani Community College Deaf Center: Jan Fried at jfried@hawaii.edu. (808) 734-9891/(808) 447-3141 (VP)

Drop/Refund Policy: Failure to attend a class or notifying your instructor of your intent to withdraw does not constitute an official withdrawal from the course. For more information on the Drop/Refund Policy email Registration at kccocet@hawaii.edu.

  • 100% Refund: 10 business days prior to the 1st day of instruction.
  • 50% Refund: 5-9 business days prior to the 1st day of instruction.
  • 0% Refund: Less than 5 business days prior to the 1st day of instruction.
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