Tenugui, Double Gauze, The Great Wave
A tenugui is a common household item in Japan. These versatile cloths can be used as anything from washcloths, to headbands, to simply for decoration.
These humble cloths date back to the Heian era (794-1192 AD). Worn for summer festivals, kendo practice and even used as props for storytellers, tenugui are an important part of Japanese culture and history.