A light bandana - iwanu iro pulled in the center and splayed.
A light bandana - iwanu iro folded and banded.
A light bandana - iwanu iro unfolded.

Light Bandana - Iwanu Iro

Regular price $ 12.00

This lightweight bandana is a part of a collection that features colors that have been cherished in Japan for centuries. Many of these colors derive their names from nature.

Iwanu iro (iwanu means "saying nothing" and iro is "color") is the reddish yellow color of kuchinashi (gardenia) fruits. Kuchinashi literally means "no mouth" as the fruits do not crack open when they ripen. Thus, the color is called iwanu, as the fruits "say nothing". 

It is infinitely versatile; wear it around the neck, cover the head, wrap your lunchbox or use it however you'd like. 


  • 100% cotton
  • Approx. 19” x 20" after washing
  • Machine wash (laundry mesh bag recommended), shape by hand and line dry
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes it

Yamamoto Jin Shoten of Kyoto is a textile converter that has been in business since the 18th century. Combining tradition with modern taste, they produce apparel and small textile goods. The bandanas are dyed in Osaka and sewn in Kyoto and Osaka.