Online Furoshiki Workshops For Schools
**Accessible remotely by schools anywhere in Australia**
What is an Online Furoshiki Workshop?
The workshop is designed to deliver teachers the opportunity to gain insight into how to incorporate Japanese language and culture into their classroom, while students learn about traditional Japanese furoshiki wrapping cloths and a number of wrapping/tying techniques.
Workshops are presented online by a Japan Foundation, Sydney language consultant.
Workshops typically run for 30 to 60 minutes.
Who can Participate?
The workshop is designed for a group of students from Year 3 to 12, of up to 40 students at a time.
I have more than one class. Can I ask for several repeat bookings?
Yes. However, please keep in mind that the purpose of this workshop is to provide hints for classroom activities to teachers. As such, we may ask you to refrain from making multiple bookings at busy times so that we can offer more schools the opportunity.
Can I record the video clips for future use at my school?
No. Due to copyright, you may not record any part of the workshop or distribute any part of it on the internet. However, a manual will be made available to run your own future workshops.
Can I take photos of my students during the workshop for our school newsletter?
YES, you can. We encourage you to take photos to share with your school community, in accordance with your own school’s media policy. However please avoid pictures of the furoshiki video clips (pictures of the language consultant are fine).
I don’t have furoshiki. Can I borrow some?
Furoshiki used in the demonstrations are 70cm x 70cm square cloths.
Your state or territory Japanese language teachers’ association have a number of furoshiki (70cm x 70cm) sets available for loan. Please contact them for details.
Can I buy furoshiki from The Japan Foundation, Sydney?
No, the Japan Foundation, Sydney does not sell furoshiki. There are shops online that support the overseas shipping of furoshiki. The specific furoshiki used in workshop video clips is “YMDS 70 Polyester Amunzen Reversible | Fine Sharkshin Pattern / Sakura” on this website (click here).
Can I Cancel My Workshop?
YES, you can. It is appreciated if you let us know of your cancellation as soon as possible so that other schools can take up the opportunity.
Our library has reference books about furoshiki. Please search in our library catalogue.