Here is a chance to highlight Pinoy design on a traditionally Japanese product: the furoshiki.
The Japan Foundation is calling on student designers to submit designs for furoshikis which will blend imagery from the Philippines and Japan. Are you imagining already the Rising Sun and the Manila Bay Sunset?
The contest is open to individuals or groups engaged in the study of design or related subjects at a university or vocational school. Three entries will be chosen for production and will be displayed and sold at JF shops and other locations around the world . Check the details here. There is also a cash prize of 30,000 JPY for the artist, and copyright payment for the chosen designs.
A furoshiki is a traditional Japanese cloth primarily used to wrap small objects, but is also used in many different ways — as a belt, a bag, a cap. The possibilities are endless.