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Fu-ro-siki 風呂敷 【2 (8+8≠16 but 88)】

【8+8≠16 but 88】 You understand this formula don't you! Three parts, namely 八,+,八, make together a kanji 米 which means Rice→ Kome in Japanese. That's why 8+8=88. Eighty eight years old means the age of Rice which is the important fundamental food in Japan. [note 1]
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米寿 Nobu Yasuda. At a good day in Showa 58 (1983), She is my grandmother on father side (1895-1985).

There are 9 double numbers between 0 and 100. No reason not to celebrate at any point on double numbers if you like, for example 11, 33, 55 and 99. Folks would like to take opportunities as to make fun whatever it is. I beleav Japanese does get most of them, however majority of them seems to know only 88s celebration. 米寿→ rice-celebration → Bei-ju. Bei is phonetic pronaunciation of Kome.

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It is a sheet of Furo-shiki, floor cloth in bathroom, although the word has been nothing to do with bathroom since Edo period. This case is an announcement that she became 88 years old and we celebrate her from hart. This blue cotton furoshiki is thus a symbol or message, but at the same time was one of gift in order to wrap other gifts that ware given to guests on the celebration.

江戸風俗史 01

daily customs and seanary in Edo (Tokyo) in Tokugawa period. ↓ how to carry Furoshiki. There are many sizes as you see. Materials were silk, cotton and linen, nawadays high-tech fibers too.

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A typical Dutch kitchen cloth 60 x 60 cm.
It may be an alternative furoshiki.
IMGP Dutch kichen close 60x60 1

I have just tryed it as furoshiki, of course, result shows a very beginner's work. Tsutsumi kata 02-2
Two examples look like professional work. So should it be.

1. Farming, rice cultivation is to have begun in the Yayoi era.
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