• Kyodo


An exhibition of furoshiki wrapping cloth designed to whip up people’s fighting spirit during World War II will be held from Friday to Monday at Honen-in Temple in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward.

Fighter planes, musical scores of military songs and newspaper articles praising the Imperial Japanese Army’s victories in the war are printed on some 40 pieces of cloth displayed at the free exhibition, held by a Kyoto-based group that collects cloth believed used during the war to wrap and carry things.

“We hope visitors to the exhibition will realize that the war was deeply rooted in people’s everyday lives (at the time), even in furoshiki cloth designs, and think what peace means,” said Chizuko Morita, 68, head of the group.

The exhibition is scheduled to be held in Tokyo in July and August and in Nagoya in October and November.