Takarajima Senkou - Indigo Tenugui Dish Towel


Tenugui towel/cloth from Takarajima Senkou in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. 

Discover the meaning behind "Te" and "Nugui" - hand and wipe, combined to create these traditional hand towels cherished in Japan from CE 710 to 794. Embrace your imagination and wear them as a scarf or wrap around your head. Add a touch of creativity to your everyday!

*Each piece is unique due to the natural dyes, making every color slightly different. 

  • 100% cotton
  • Approximate measurements: 13" x 35"
  • Care instruction: In order to protect the beautiful hand dyed colors on your Tenugui, we recommend doing a solo laundry cycle for the first few washes. The Tenuguis are intentionally left with unfinished edges, which adds to their charm and helps them dry faster when washed by hand. As you continue to wash and use your Tenugui, the edges will naturally fray - adding even more character and uniqueness to your cloth. Just snip off any extra threads to achieve the perfect frayed look.

Care instruction:

  • Machine wash cold or hand wash recommended.
  • Hang dry recommended
  • Natural dye, especially dark color, may discolor and stain other clothes for the first few times wearing.


Takarajima Senkou is a small dyeing factory founded by Chiharu Ohgomori in 2001. It is located in a small town in Fukuoka prefecture on Kyushu Island. Takarajima Senkou is dedicated to reviving traditional textile and dyeing skills. They are working hard to make these techniques more accessible for everyone who loves timelessly crafted clothes and products. They offer natural materials combined with handcrafted workmanship that people can feel connected to their heritage through their clothing. Their mission is to bring back long-lasting clothing that celebrates sustainable fashion without sacrificing affordability or quality. The vision at Takarajima Senkou is to ensure that more people can experience and appreciate the timeless beauty of handmade goods. They have respect for tradition and commitment towards environmental sustainability.