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Nijiyura cotton Tenugui cloth, hand-dyed by a traditional Chusen technique.

Tenugui are multi-purpose cotton cloths that can be used to wrap bento boxes (lunch boxes) or gifts, serve as napkins, be worn as an accessory (scarf or bandana), as interior decoration and in many other ways.

Tenugui literally means "hand dry", but despite being traditionally used for this purpose, they are delicate and beautifully decorated.

Nijiyura tenugui are hand dyed using the traditional Chu-sen method developed in Osaka during the Meiji era. Since this period, tenugui have also been widely used in many traditional Japanese performing arts.

Nijiyura Chusen Tenugui Cloth - Diamond Fuji with Dancing Cherry Blossom

  • - Size: Approx 37cm x 90cm

    - Material: 100% Cotton
    - Care: We recommend that you hand wash separately with cold water and mild detergent to prolong their life.
    - Made in Osaka, Japan


    About design

    Mount Fuji, often considered synonymous with Japan, presents a precious sight known as "Diamond Fuji," where the sun aligns perfectly with its summit along with a perfectly symmetrical inverted reflection in the nearby lake. Cherry blossom, also quintessentially Japanese, represents the season of spring, not only with the spectacle of full bloom but also the beauty of their scattering petals. The image synergetically captures both the majestic Mount Fuji and vibrant cherry blossoms reflected on the lake's surface, embodying a bold yet delicate essence of Japan.

    Please read before you order

    Tenugui are not stitched at the ends and will fray in the beginning. This is for the purpose of quick drying and keeping the cloth clean. You can trim any loose threads with scissors. The fraying process will stop after a few washes and make natural fringes.

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