Karakusa is a stylized arabesque pattern said to be originated in ancient Greece and introduced to Japan in the 8th century. The endlessly growing vines symbolize prosperity and longevity.
Use them as scarves (for yourself or for your dog), handkerchieves, or wrap your lunchbox; they are handy, versatile, and may possibly bring you good luck!
Who Makes It
Hosoya Shoten has been a distributor of apparel accessories in Tokyo since 1918 and offers a variety of Japanese-made bandanas.