Grab your media kit filled with Tokyo goodies at TMC Yurakucho (August 6, 2021)
Media kits stuffed with Tokyo goodies are available at the TMC Yurakucho information desk. Today, we will introduce four of the items found in the media kit.
1. Tote bag
All items have been placed within a tote bag. The bag's "Tokyo Tokyo" design was created to promote Tokyo's charms to people in Japan and overseas. The brushstroke of Tokyo and Gothic block typeface of Tokyo represent the originality of the city, where traditions dating back to the Edo period (1603-1868), coexist alongside the cutting edge culture of today. The Tokyo Tokyo Website
2. Furoshiki cloth
Furoshiki, which is a piece of square cloth and the world's first eco-bag, has traditionally been used to wrap and carry items. The furoshiki included in your media kit is provided by Furoshiki Tokyo as part of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival project. When open, it's designed to look like the sky, but when tied, it looks like Mt. Fuji. Tokyo Tokyo Festival is an initiative to develop various cultural programs to build up enthusiasm from a cultural perspective for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and spread the charms of Tokyo as a city of arts and culture.
When open, it's designed to look like the sky
When tied, it looks like Mt. Fuji
A little bit about furoshiki
Furoshiki are often used to wrap different objects, such as wine bottles or watermelons. Did you know that they can also be used as fashionable scarves? Or that they can be used as a sling when a disaster occurs? And for those of you looking to beat the summer heat, you can wrap an ice pack in furoshiki and tie it around your neck. Furoshiki have many different uses, from being environmentally-friendly to fashion-forward, that were passed down for generations and we are happy to share this culture with you.
3. Tenugui towels
As you may have guessed, the tenugui towels and furoshiki are both Tokyo Tokyo Festival items. Tenugui can be used to wipe your hands, face, or body. The media kits contain either a red, blue, or yellow towel. Please note that you cannot choose the color.
A bit about the design
Each of the three colors has a different design. The checkered pattern of the blue tenugui below is known as ichimatsu moyo. The uninterrupted pattern represents growth and is considered auspicious. The red tenugui pattern is called shippo tsunagi (an oval ring pattern) and the yellow tenugui pattern is called sayagata (an interlocking pattern).
Tenugui with ichimatsu moyo pattern
4. Edo Kiriko patterned metal water bottle
Have you been using an environmentally-friendly reusable bottle? The Tokyo Waterworks Bureau has provided this reusable bottle in a convenient 220ml size. The bottle has the same design as the Tokyo Water Drinking Station at the TMC Yurakucho beverage corner and is fashioned after Edo Kiriko (cut glassware) designs. Edo Kiriko has been designated as a Traditional Craft Product by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
We have also recommended the Tokyo Water Drinking Station at TMC Yurakucho as a filming spot. Please see the link below for our five recommended filming spots in the TMC.
Five recommended spots for filming at TMC Yurakucho (TMC Newsletter, July 5)
The media kit also contains...
- A Tokyo Tokyo magnetic badge, a clear file holder, a memo pad, a ball point pen, stickers, and post cards
- The postcards are from One More Step from TOKYO
- The paper folder is a part of our support for disaster recovery
- Tokyo 2020 Special Issue and Spring／Summer 2021