Tenugui cotton cloth with Heron – Uragu designer shop – Kyoto


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Estimated delivery: 7 - 28 days
Weight40 g
Dimensions90 × 34 × 0.1 cm








Tenugui is a Japanese traditional cotton cloth. It is a staple to have around the house. It is found in every japanese household. It can be used as a light towel, dishcloth, as a decoration to display on the wall or can be suspended to cover open shelves.

On this tenugui we can see a heron. In Japanese culture, heron is a sign of purity. It is a noble and graceful animal. Heron brings good fortune and guidance. He seems to be hiding behind a sudare, a wood or bamboo and yarn blind, which protects from the sun during summer but also from indiscret eyes, especially in Kyoto where houses were built close to each other.

  • 100% cotton
  • Size: 90×34cm

Uragu is a tiny shop, hidden in the back streets of Miyagawacho, one of Kyoto’s geisha districts. There, you can find beautiful products with clean designs carefully thought out by the designer of the store and inspired by Japanese folklore.

Returns, exchanges
All items purchased are final and non-refundable. We do not accept returned orders/items.

In the case one of the items is damaged, please take a photo immediately and email us so we can assist you further.

Consumption tax and import duties
You are responsible for paying consumption tax and import duties according to your local regulations. We do not know in advance if you will be charged for those. Assume you will and you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you are not.

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