Tenugui are plain weave thin cotton cloths about 35" x 13" in size. They have been used for centuries in Japan for a variety of purposes, and many people use them as washcloths and headbands.
The design of this tenugui, called "The Great Waves off Kanagawa", is by Katsushika Hokusai, one of the greatest artists of Japan who had a significant impact on the Impressionists. The image of Mount Fuji seen beyond the great ocean waves is an iconic piece by Hokusai.
The finish of this tenuqui is unique in that all four sides are stitched. (Standard cotton fabric for tenugui is woven in 13" width so the long sides are selvedges; the cut sides are left unhemmed.)
35" x 12½”
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 sensibilities, they produce apparel and small textile goods. The tenugui are dyed in Osaka and sewn in Kyoto and Osaka.