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  • The Hida Express
  • The Hida Express
  • The Hida Express
  • The Hida Express
  • The Hida Express

The Link Collective

The Hida Express

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  • Planet Loving
  • Handcrafted


Snaking train tracks playfully wind across this fun collaboration with UK based multi-disciplinary award winning artist & designer Hannah Waldron. The Hida Express is hand printed onto Japanese cotton & can be worn as a scarf or combine with a handmade Leather Strap to form a convenient carry bag.




Handcrafted - All of Link Collective’s Furoshiki textiles are hand-printed & sewn in Japan by a family owned business, collecting over 50 years of Furoshiki experience.

Planet Loving - Each Link Collective Furoshiki is made to be reusable & multipurpose. Reduce waste by using it again & again as a sturdy bag, stylish scarf or gift wrapping.  

The Specs

Materials: 100% cotton

Size: 90cm x 90cm (35.4 x 35.4")


Furoshiki (風呂敷, fu-rosh-ki) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be used in multiple ways - you can tie it into a handbag, use it as a scarf, a baby blanket, a wall hanging or gift-wrapping all sorts of things.

This particular lighter-weight Furoshiki softens up the more you wear & wash it. We think this Furoshiki works perfectly as a scarf or tied as a bag or for more delicate wrapping. One simply beautiful piece of cloth & the list is endless.

Purchase a leather strap & follow these easy steps to use the Furoshiki as a bag.

EASY AS 1-2-3

The removable leather straps are easy to use & don’t damage the cloth, so you can switch between using your Furoshiki as a scarf or bag (although you may want to gently iron out any creases).


Take your leather strap & furoshiki & fold the furoshiki in half.


Thread corners 'A' through the left buckle, & corners 'B' through the right buckle.


Finally pull the threaded fabric down through the buckles to shape the bag.

A Word from the Artist: “The Hida Express is a limited express train that runs from Toyoma to Takayama through the Japanese Alps. On this journey, all sense of time and orientation seemed to disappear as we snaked, sped, crawled, ambled, rocketed and twisted through mountain upon mountain, every turn revealing rushing rivers and glinting waterfalls only momentarily glanced.”

Country of Origin: Japan.

About The Link Collective

Like the name implies, the Link Collective is all about forming connections. Bringing together a skilled network of artists & designers from around the world to create exquisite Furoshiki textiles, the Link Collective is crossing cultures & generations, & more importantly, keeping traditional craftsmanship & knowledge alive.

All of Link’s Furoshiki textiles are hand-printed & sewn in Japan by a family owned business, collecting over 50 years of Furoshiki experience. By seamlessly merging contemporary textile design with traditional Japanese craftsmanship, Link shows us what can be achieved when the new respects the old.


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