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Ohashi Bridge Tenugui Towel

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Why We Love It

Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge is one of master artist Utagawa Hiroshige's most renowned prints, and is part of the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (modern-day Tokyo). Movement is captured effortlessly as people scurry across the bridge to reach the opposite side of the Sumida River.

What to Do with Your Tenugui

Tenugui is an absorbent, fast-drying multipurpose 100% cotton cloth, which makes it an artisanal and eco-friendly design that you can use it everyday.

These thoughtful and lightweight fabrics are stenciled by hand, and feature classic Japanese woodblock print masterpieces that are ideal for framing, or hanging on a wall with our Japanese Cypress Tenugui Tapestry Hanger!

There are no limits to the ways you can incorporate tenugui into your daily routine. They take up little space when folded, so take a few on your next vacation, or use them on a hot summer day as hand towels, wash cloths, and to wipe away sweat. Keep them in your kitchen as a table runner or tea towel, or even for drying dishes. Fashionistas will enjoy using tenugui to accent an outfit as a headscarf or a scarf. Tenugui are also a unique and sustainable way to protect book covers and to wrap gifts.

With a history of over 1,000 years, tenugui have kept their place in Japanese culture because of their simplicity and usefulness. However you choose to use it, your tenugui will be a tasteful and green addition to your everyday life.

Details

  • 100% Cotton Japanese tenugui
  • Handmade in Japan
  • Size 36” x 15” (92 x 37cm)
  • Product code: 35487BL
  • Tenugui only, does not include tapestry hanger.
  • Machine-washable, but do not mix with other colors. Do not tumble-dry.
  • Please note, the ends of tenugui are traditionally left unhemmed. They will stop fraying after a few washes. If you wish to remove any loose threads, cut them off with scissors.

Founded in 1874, Rienzome strives to deliver handmade warmth through its hand-stenciled tenugui, multi-purpose cotton cloths, featuring Japanese woodblock print masterpieces by iconic artists such as Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro and Utagawa Hiroshige.

The storied house Rienzome began in Nihonbashi, the commercial center of 17th century Tokyo (then called Edo). For more than 140 years, Rienzome has been renowned across Japan for their kimono, yukata, and tenugui, which are all created using premium quality fabrics and timeless designs.

Rienzome’s tenugui, in particular, are made from kimono fabric, making them slightly wider than traditional tenugui. Their tenugui are made using the chusen dyeing technique, where a stenciled patterned appears on both the front and reverse sides of a cloth.

One characteristic of chusen dyeing is the irregularity of color and pattern, giving each tenugui a personalized charm that is enhanced with usage and age. With continued use, the texture of tenugui also changes.

In addition, chusen dyeing results in longer-lasting color because the dye permeates the fabric, making tenugui a suitable choice as a priceless artwork, or even eco-friendly everyday use as a dishtowel, washcloth or a hand towel.

Free Shipping

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Enjoy FREE express shipping on all orders over $99!
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders over $199 USD.
  • Japan: Enjoy FREE shipping on all orders.

Shipping Times

  • USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and East Asia: Orders usually arrive within 3-5 days after shipment.
  • Australia, New Zealand, and India: Delivery is usually within a week, depending on local customs.
  • Japan: Orders typically arrive within 24 hours after shipment.
  • All other countries: Orders usually arrive within 4-5 days after shipment, depending on local customs.

Taxes

  • Shipments from Japan may be subject to additional taxes and handling fees imposed by customs and mail carriers. Customers are responsible for these costs.
  • Customs and import rules vary by country, for example the USA usually doesn’t charge any extra fees, but the EU sometimes does. See here for information on selected countries.
  • If an order is returned due to refusal to pay local taxes or customs duties, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.
  • Shipments in the US may be subject to sales tax where mandated by federal and local authorities. Sales tax will be calculated at checkout.
  • Shipments within Japan are subject to consumption tax, which is included in the price.

Shipping Locations

  • All our products come to you from Japan.
  • Especially for customers in the USA, we can now also ship some items from our location in California to ensure the fastest delivery!

Track Your Order

  • Once your order has shipped, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to track your shipment.
  • Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to track shipments. If an order is returned due to non-collection, the full two-way shipping costs will be deducted from any refund.

If you would like to return your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer no hassle returns within 30 days of receiving your order.

*Please note the following conditions to our return and exchange policy:

  • Items must be returned unused and folded in the original packaging.
  • Items must be returned to their original shipping location (this is usually in Tokyo).
  • Discounted items, or items purchased with store credit are not eligible for return or refund.
  • The original outward shipping cost (the full amount that we paid to the courier) will be deducted from the refund.
  • The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost.
  • For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns on earrings, futon mattresses and duvets, mattress/duvet covers, or tatami mats.

How do I claim my free refund?

Please contact us and we will confirm the shipping address for you to send the item.

Please return the item folded in its original packaging and send to the address that we provide, noting on the customs form ‘Returned Item’.

Once we receive the returned item and have confirmed its condition as unused and undamaged, we will issue a refund not including shipping costs or duties.

Do I have to pay shipping costs?

We offer a full refund of the product, not including the original outward shipping costs. You must bear the cost of return shipping.

If you received the original order damaged, then we will also cover both the initial and the return shipping costs.

Can I exchange for a different product?

Yes! To exchange an unused and undamaged item, you can process the return as described above and reorder the new item through the website.

Alternatively, when you notify us about a return, let us know which product you would like as a replacement, and we will hold it in stock for you until we receive the original return. Please note, there may be additional shipping costs.

What if my item is damaged?

Very occasionally items may be damaged in transport. In the unlikely event that you item arrives in a damaged condition:

We ask that you contact us within 48 hours of receipt. This enables us to make a claim with the shipping company.

Please keep hold of the damaged item and provide some photos of the damage.

We will issue you with a full refund or replacement, including shipping costs.

How long will my refund take?

We will process the refund within 2 days of receiving the returned item.

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