why this product

A gauzy, open structure lend these towels extra absorbency and softness for use in the bathroom or kitchen. The short width and long length is based on tenugui, traditional Japanese hand towels that throughout the years have gained a number of uses, including to wrap food or a bottle of wine, then unfurl as a placemat for a picnic, and to be sported as a bandana or headband while working.

To produce the towels, delicate threads are slowly woven on old-fashioned, low-speed looms in a factory in Japan in operation since 1934. The towels are finished with a thorough laundering using the wellsprings of underground water from the melted snows of Mount Ishizuchi, the tallest mountain in Western Japan.

use & care

Machine wash in cold water using a mild detergent. Hang dry or tumble dry on low or gentle cycle. Do not use bleach.

production & design

Since 1934, this Japanese company has been using old-fashioned looms to produce some of the softest towels, home linens and sleepwear available. The key to the softness is due to fine, loosely twisted threads. The company’s dedication to delicate materials means that high-speed looms and other modern technologies are out of the question, as this machinery would break the fine threads. To create further softness and absorbency, the textiles are laundered with natural detergents, such as orange oil, using wellspring water from the melted snows of nearby Mount Ishizuchi. 

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Japanese Cotton Travel Towel

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Lightweight, multi-purpose cotton towel woven from extra-fine thread for use in bathroom or kitchen, as well as travel. Intricate gauzy weave creates absorbency, softness and strength. Made in Japan since 1934. Available in Navy and Grey.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    53 inches long x 28 inches wide
    (134.7 cm x 71.12 cm)


    Made in

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283250

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