Cuppatea and a Biscuit with Yoshi

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Akiko Ikeda

 Featured product: Polka Dot Handkerchief / Furoshiki 

This week we went to Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with Yoshi, a gift wrapping master!

Yoshi obtained a qualification as a gift wrapping coordinator from the Wrapping Association of Japan. She can wrap any objects with whether papers or cloths very beautifully. I attended one of her gift wrapping course and I was amazed how creative gift wrapping can be. Since then, wrapping something neatly became my routine and apply this skill to Mycuppatea.

Furoshiki is Japanese traditional way of wrapping objects or carrying items. That was started 300 years ago. Furoshiki is brilliant idea for those who concern environmental and sustainability issues. According to musubi, Furoshiki is perfect for the three R concept; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

I took plenty photos of her wrapping on the day. Yoshi will show you how to wrap an object with Mycuppatea’s handkerchief/ Furoshiki.

Yoshi and I enjoyed nice cups of coffee at Circular Quay with Opera house and Harbor Bridge view just like tourists! After photo shooting and coffee time, we chatted about her favorite things!

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Yoshie, I’m Japansese and live in Sydney.

Where does your inspiration come from?
I’m inspired from daily life, Japanese culture and people around me.

What’s your secret to being creative?
Self-believe. I trust myself;)

What are two of your favourite things (outside of work)?
Beach and coffee.

Is there anything you wish Mycuppatea stocked?
Stationery! Like earthy design stationary, unique design stationary or letter set.

Tell us what you think of Polka Dot Handkerchief / Furoshiki.
I love it. This polka dot Furoshiki is so cute and feel nice. It is a good size and easy to wrap small gift:D

Yoshi is a gift wrapping lecturer and has many workshops mainly in Sydney.
You can find out more about her at

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