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Papersky Originals

KYOTO edition Traveler’s Tenugui

The city's streets are constructed by North-South lines crossing East-West lines. This grid pattern represents the streets; in Japanese 'gobannome'.


An exciting series of ‘tenuguis’ inspired by Papersky’s Tour de Nippon series of bicycle rides across Japan’s rural prefectures. The designs are based on characteristics specific to each area. For instance, the green tea fields of Shizuoka, the rolling sea & udon found in Takamatsu and the black beans of Tanba Sasayama. Other models include OnomichiTottoriShodoshimaIse and Oita. Papersky teamed up with Japanese traditional tenugui maker Kamawanu.

Each towel is hand dyed via the ‘chusen’ method and patterns are hand cut with the greatest care. Tenugui’s have been the towels of choice for Japanese travelers since the Edo times because the specially woven cotton absorbs moisture perfectly while drying in a flash. We recommend beginning your collection with the official red-stripe Papersky Tour de Nippon model.  

Traveler’s Tenugui in KYOTO
Size: 33cm×90cm
Price : JPY 1,540

To purchase this Traveler's Tenugui in KYOTO as well as other items in the Papersky Store collection just click on the circle in this banner. The Papersky online Store is a travel shop edited by Papersky magazine featuring: light, compact, simply designed, inspiring and well made stuff from Japan and the world.
text | PAPERSKY photography | Andrew Curry