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Japanese Towel Tenugui Indigo Fuji Japanese Towel Tenugui Indigo Fuji
Tenugui Cloth Matcha Cat Tenugui Cloth Matcha Cat
Japanese Tenugui - Koinobori Japanese Tenugui - Koinobori
Tenugui Japanese Summer Cat Tenugui Japanese Summer Cat
Tenugui Shiba Kanagawa Tenugui Shiba Kanagawa
Japanese Tenugui Pink Cherry Japanese Tenugui Pink Cherry
Tenugui Japanese Matsubara Tenugui Japanese Matsubara
Japanese Tenugui Crane & Fuji Japanese Tenugui Crane & Fuji
Wooden Tenugui Support Wooden Tenugui Support
Tenugui Japonais Cerisier Tenugui Japonais Cerisier
Tenugui Imprimé Daruma Tenugui Imprimé Daruma
Tenugui Japonais Onigiri Tenugui Japonais Onigiri
Tenugui Japonais Chats Tenugui Japonais Chats
Tenugui Japonais Kiku Tenugui Japonais Kiku
Tenugui Japonais Tsuru Tenugui Japonais Tsuru
Tenugui Japonais Fukurou Tenugui Japonais Fukurou
Tenugui Japonais Lotus Tenugui Japonais Lotus
Tenugui Imprimé Chats Tenugui Imprimé Chats
Tenugui Japonais Carpe Koï Tenugui Japonais Carpe Koï
Serviette Japonaise Tenugui Serviette Japonaise Tenugui
Tenugui Paysage Japonais Tenugui Paysage Japonais
Tenugui Japonais Summer Tenugui Japonais Summer
Tenugui Grande Vague Tenugui Grande Vague
Tenugui Towel Shiba Tenugui Towel Shiba
Shiba Tenugui Shiba Tenugui
Japanese Towel Tenugui - Mount Fuji Japanese Towel Tenugui - Mount Fuji
Japanese Cloth Tenugui - Maneki Neko Japanese Cloth Tenugui - Maneki Neko
Tenugui Towel - Daruma Tenugui Towel - Daruma
Tenugui Cloth - Hatsuhinode Tenugui Cloth - Hatsuhinode
Hand Dyed Tenugui - Spring Hand Dyed Tenugui - Spring
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Retro Japanese Tenugui Retro Japanese Tenugui
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Tenugui Japonais Baleine Tenugui Japonais Baleine
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Japanese Tenugui Fuji Japanese Tenugui Fuji
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Duck Tenugui Duck Tenugui
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Japanese Tenugui Onsen Japanese Tenugui Onsen
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Japanese Tenugui Towel Neko Japanese Tenugui Towel Neko
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Pink Tenugui Pink Tenugui

The tenugui, a Japanese towel with multiple functions

Used on a daily basis by the Japanese, the tenugui is a thin cotton towel, white or printed with various and varied patterns. This rectangular piece of cloth, generally measuring 35 by 90 cm, can be used either as a handkerchief, hand wipe, dish towel, etc

In onsen and thermal baths, it is used to wash the body or to wipe the face. The tenugui can be used to protect oneself from the sun, from dust and also to wipe perspiration. It is worn as a bandana around the head when practicing Kendo, a Japanese martial art, or when attending a matsuri, a summer festival in Japan.

Back in the days, this Japanese towel was also used as an advertising medium, like the noren, or as a gift wrapping, like the furoshiki. As you can see, the tenugui is a multipurpose accessory of everyday life, a piece of cloth that we always keep with us, in our pocket, to dry our hands, to wipe the sweat on our forehead, to bandage a wound, to clean an object. Nowadays, the tenugui has even more uses: souvenir, table runner or wall decoration.

Japan Avenue proposes real cotton tenugui, made in Japan. The fabric used for the tenugui is tokuoka, a strong and high quality cotton fabric, also used for the yukata and jinbei. This type of fabric has a very fine mesh with a smooth texture, which makes it durable despite its thinness. The delicate patterns are obtained by a traditional Japanese dyeing method (hand printing). Soft to the touch, the tokuoka has a strong absorbency.

Decorated with traditional Japanese patterns, our tenugui are real decorative objects. Hung on the wall, this cotton fabric will be of the most beautiful effect. If you wish to buy a tenugui, don't forget your relatives and friends, as it makes a unique and original gift as well.