Department: Japanese Craft

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Todaya Shoten- Hand dyeing by maste rcraftsmen makes good texture and beautiful color

Rienzome Tenugui is a tenugui shop located in Nihombashi, Tokyo. It have been in business for more than 130 years. Its products are called "Rienzome" because these are often used by Kabuki actors (Kabuki circles are called "Rien" in Japan). Rienzome are dyed in a traditional method called Chuzen. Hand dyeing by master craftsmen makes good texture and beautiful color.

Three Commitments to Tenugui

1. Commitment to Design - Their design concept is putting novel colors on traditional designs and expressing unconventional motifs in traditional technique. They don't just precisely reproduce old items but add new elements to traditional designs to suit the needs of the times. Such approach is a source of Rienzome Tenugui's originality. Wealth of design variations appeal to you.

2. Commitment to Handmade - The concept for Rienzome is to add their products warmth of handmade. All process of making tenugui from carving the pattern to finishing operation are professionally handcrafted.

3. Commitment to Natural Fabric - Almost all Rienzome tenugui use high quality fabric called No.30 TOKUOKA. TOKUOKA is a sturdy and light cotton, and the more you use this, the more tenugui fit comfortably in your skin. Furthermore, the more you wash it, the more the dye gets infiltrated and you can enjoy the changes of the color.

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