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Japanese Art Tenugui Japanese Fabric Fushimi Inari Shrine Fox and Torii Gates Motif Black Fox Fabric w/Free Insured Shipping

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I came across this striking tenugui on a visit to Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine and couldn't resist buying some! It's the only place I've ever seen this design, and it might well only be sold locally. The striking black base caught my eye, and it contrasts wonderfully with the rich 'shuu iro' vermilion hue of the torii shrine gates.

Tenugui are traditional Japanese cotton cloths. They were originally used as hand towels and head bands, but are used today mainly as room accents and come in a huge variety of motifs. These would make striking room accents, in projects, or on a wall or a table and would look great framed.

There are thousands of such torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine, along with an abundance of fox statues, as foxes have been regarded since ancient times as messengers of the shrine's deity, the god of rice Inari.

It's printed on 100% cotton fabric and is about 90cm x 35cm(35.43" x 13.78").

Along with some photos of the tenugui, I've included a couple photos that I took of some torii. One of them shows a closeup of a single torii that has very recently been put up and the vermilion paint is very fresh-so fresh that they haven't yet painted the kanji character black. In the other photo you can see this character as it appears when its painted, it's on the right side of the torii. Torii are constantly being replaced, and according to a man we asked who was painting a new one, a torri generally lasts for around 10-15 years before it's retired and a new one takes its place.

If you come to Kyoto, don't miss Fushimi Inari Shrine, it's well worth a visit!

If you've purchased my furoshiki wrapping cloths, please note that tenugui cotton is a plain weave that is lighter that the fabric used for most of my furoshiki, and it is flat, with a plain texture, more similar to the sort of fabric used for bandanas, so it might not be as suitable for some fabric projects. And unlike my furoshiki, tenugui are not finished at the ends, threads are left loose.

Because the ends are not sewn, the horizontal threads(the woof may fray a bit as it's used. If you wash your tenugui, I recommend hand washing for at least the first few times. The raw ends of tenugui will gradually tighten after being washed a few times.


And good news for folks in the U.S.!

Thanks to your support our California office for domestic orders is up and running and this tenugui is in stock.

Get it fast via USPS and rest assured with tracking and insurance already included in the price.
We also ship to select countries outside the US from our main office in Kyoto, Japan. If you live outside the US, please allow about 2-3 weeks for your package to arrive via Japan Post.



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I came across this striking tenugui on a visit to Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine and couldn't resist buying some! It's the only place I've ever seen this design, and it might well only be sold locally. The striking black base caught my eye, and it contrasts wonderfully with the rich 'shuu iro' vermilion hue of the torii shrine gates.

Tenugui are traditional Japanese cotton cloths. They were originally used as hand towels and head bands, but are used today mainly as room accents and come in a huge variety of motifs. These would make striking room accents, in projects, or on a wall or a table and would look great framed.

There are thousands of such torii at Fushimi Inari Shrine, along with an abundance of fox statues, as foxes have been regarded since ancient times as messengers of the shrine's deity, the god of rice Inari.

It's printed on 100% cotton fabric and is about 90cm x 35cm(35.43" x 13.78").

Along with some photos of the tenugui, I've included a couple photos that I took of some torii. One of them shows a closeup of a single torii that has very recently been put up and the vermilion paint is very fresh-so fresh that they haven't yet painted the kanji character black. In the other photo you can see this character as it appears when its painted, it's on the right side of the torii. Torii are constantly being replaced, and according to a man we asked who was painting a new one, a torri generally lasts for around 10-15 years before it's retired and a new one takes its place.

If you come to Kyoto, don't miss Fushimi Inari Shrine, it's well worth a visit!

If you've purchased my furoshiki wrapping cloths, please note that tenugui cotton is a plain weave that is lighter that the fabric used for most of my furoshiki, and it is flat, with a plain texture, more similar to the sort of fabric used for bandanas, so it might not be as suitable for some fabric projects. And unlike my furoshiki, tenugui are not finished at the ends, threads are left loose.

Because the ends are not sewn, the horizontal threads(the woof may fray a bit as it's used. If you wash your tenugui, I recommend hand washing for at least the first few times. The raw ends of tenugui will gradually tighten after being washed a few times.


And good news for folks in the U.S.!

Thanks to your support our California office for domestic orders is up and running and this tenugui is in stock.

Get it fast via USPS and rest assured with tracking and insurance already included in the price.
We also ship to select countries outside the US from our main office in Kyoto, Japan. If you live outside the US, please allow about 2-3 weeks for your package to arrive via Japan Post.



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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Chana
5 out of 5 stars
May 9, 2018
It's PERFECT! I actually saw this while in Kyoto and didn't buy it then, so I'm happy I can buy it now. The colors are vivid and beautiful, and the fabric is so soft! I plan to use this as either a wall hanging or for kendo. Thank you so much, will definitely be making another purchase from this shop again!
Japanese Art Tenugui Japanese Fabric Fushimi Inari Shrine Fox and Torii Gates Motif Black Fox Fabric w/Free Insured Shipping

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