Japanese Shirt Folding

When I stayed with my friend in Japan a few years ago I had an amazing experience of everyday life there. Every little thing in Japanese life has a slightly different aesthetic to it. I was honored to have spent time in my friend’s home with his family, and to observe the little differences.

One thing I witnessed which may seem mundane but that I found fascinating, was the differences in folding laundry. Socks were tied into knotted balls which I could never understand, and shirts were flipped into perfect form.

I finally came across a video which explains the shirt folding technique:

And here is the technique in English:

Now if only I could work out that sock rolling technique.

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