In Japan, gift wrapping is an art, and furoshiki--traditional Japanese wrapping cloths--are used to wrap gifts and as makeshift bags for carrying everything from books to lunches to a futon. Japanese-born fashion designer Nakayama-Geraerts introduces Westerners to the fine art of furoshiki, with wraps ranging from basic folds for carrying lunches or other small objects to more intricate wraps for gifts or decor. All of the steps are nicely illustrated, and there's a full-page photograph of each wrap. Furoshiki is an eco-friendly alternative to consumable wraps such as plastic bags or paper gift wrap, and this guide may pique readers' interest.[Page 81]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.