This design is based on the flower of the official tree of the host city of Kobe. This tree/flower is called the Camellia Sasanqua. The red colour is strong and is often used to represent danger. So I have used red so we can stop and take heed of the issues concerning the environment in which we live all live. By using a native plant it celebrates the unique flora and fauna Japan has. Hopefully reminding all that use the Furoshiki they are helping to protect the earth by reusing a bag .The design is contemporary but I believe the use of lines and contrasting colours that are stark and minimal echo Japanese design ethos.