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Tenugui - blue reversible - Mount Fuji / Welcome to Japan
This is a tenugui we used to sold during our Tohoku disaster donations operation, to help families affected by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north-eastern of Japan on March 11th 2011.
This campaign has ended but as many of you wanted to be able to get it afterward, we have reintroduced it to our catalog, but this time as a common item.
We believe this tenugui represents Japan well: it features a red sun symbol of the rising sun country, a blue sky - symbolizing hope in the future, dotted with small white clouds pictured in the traditional manner. And of course, Mount Fuji, unmovable like a comforting presence. And for the finishing touch, a plane heading towards Mount Fuji, as a reminder that Japan will always be there great you.
Dyed using the Sosogizomé technique: traditional method originating from the 8th century, where the dye is poured over the cotton cloths. This allows to get the same print on the front and back.
100 % cotton
Size: 33 x 90 cm
A tenugui is a piece of dyed cotton cloth which has always been an essential tool for the Japanese. It was used as a wiping tool such as a towel or a handkerchief, or a headwear. It also came to be used in the place of a greeting card.
Recently people have found even more ways to use it, from place mats to tapestry for decorating their homes.