Tenugui Single – Fish Kanji

Tenugui are rectangular strips of cotton that are often used as head scarves to keep ash and dust out of the hair and sweat out of the eyes while working.


Traditional Japanese Tenugui Towel with kanji for different types of fish.
100% Cotton
Made in Japan

This product is a single tenugui, blue on white. “Tenugui” are a type of traditional Japanese towel. Since tenugui have a smooth texture that is unlike typical Western terrycloth towels, they can be used in various ways other than just drying hands or bodies. Use instead of a towel or handkerchief or to wrap plastic bottles or wrap gifts, or wear around the head instead of a bandanna or headband, or wear around the neck instead of a scarf, or instead of a place mat. Other than the uses above, tenugui can be used in many more ways, including being used as masks or as strainers. Find your own unique way of using tenugui! The edges are unfinished and will tend to unravel for about 3-5mm. Don’t pull loose threads (use scissors to cut them if they are a nuisance).

Also available in white on blue.