Japanese triple gauze towels are popular in Japan for their absorption, thinness, and smooth texture.
Since there is no pile, it is not bulky and it is easy to use where it dries immediately after washing.
Made in consultation with an eminent towel manufacturer in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, (the number one towel producing area in Japan) this towel has a triple gauze fabric with a waffle weave in the middle layer.
According to a survey by the Japan Towel Inspection Association, this series of towels have a water absorption evaluation index that is 3.8 times that of a normal double gauze towel.
Handkerchiefs have largely disappeared from daily life in the West, but the Japanese consider the humble handkerchief a daily necessity. They are also popular gifts for friends.
Japan's relationship with the handkerchief dates back to the start of the Meiji Era (1868-1912), and serve several functions, particularly drying hands, blotting perspiration wiping rain from a bicycle seat or a lap serviette whilst eating your lunch.
The one thing Japanese never use a handkerchief for is blowing their noses! That’s where tissues come in handy.
In these COVID era times, perhaps we should reconsider the handkerchief as an important accessory for cleanliness.
Vertical approx. 33 x horizontal approx. 33 cm
Made in Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Designer: Mariko Tadokoro
Born in Miyagi prefecture and raised in Aichi prefecture.
In 2005, he opened the Japanese restaurant "Onishi" with his husband.