Home Uncategorized Sri Threads: Komebukuro, [rice bags] were used to offer dry rice or beans to temples and shrines, mainly during festival times. The pieced effect of the bags was to convey a joyous mood. In truth, Ive just acquired a group of old, cotton komebukuro that, when Ive been sorting through them, have dropped a considerable amount of old, single grains of rice. Clearly those komebukuro had been used.