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Tenugui - Hand Towel - Onigiri Rice Balls - Dark Blue (T46)

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This hand towel is called a "tenugui". A Tenugui (手拭い) is a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton. It is typically  plain woven and is almost always dyed with some pattern. It can be used for anything a towel could be used for - as a washcloth, dishcloth, but often as a headband, souvenir or decoration. Towels made from terry cloth have replaced many of its use in the household. However tenugui are still popular as souvenirs, decorations, and as a head covering in kendo, where it functions as a sweatband, as extra padding beneath the headgear (men), and to identify the participants by team color.

Onigiri are rice balls and often have a tasty filling. They are often mistakenly thought to be a kind of sushi but onigiri is made with plain or lightly salted rice whereas sushi is made of rice with vinegar, sugar and salt. In fact they are more popular than sushi. They are compact, portable, tasty and easy to eat. They are a fast food with a past dating more than 2300 years. Samurai used to take onigiri with them for a quick meal.


It is 33 cm x 90 cm (approx 35 x 13 inches) and is 100% cotton.

$6.50
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