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Tenugui cotton cloth with Heron – Uragu designer shop – Kyoto

Tenugui cotton cloth with Heron – Uragu designer shop – Kyoto


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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.

Additional information

Weight40 g
Dimensions90 × 34 × 0.1 cm








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