Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tenugui shop in Ginza

I took this photo in front of a Tenugui, a Japanese hand-towel, shop near Kabuki theater in Ginza. The shop sells some tenuguis, printed with many kinds of patterns.

By the way, each Kabuki actor or family has their own pattern of tenugui. The one on the right side in the photo has grid pattern and belongs to Nakamura-ya, Nakamura family, consisting of Kanzaburo Nakamura and Kankuro Nakamura etc. The next on the left has round shape pattern and is the tenugui of Matushima-ya, consisting of Nizaemon Kataoka and Shutaro Kataoka etc.

Such tenuguis are not so high (about USD5) and better for souvenirs, I think.

The following web site shows you a lot of patterns, used on tenugui of Kabuki actors. (Japanese only)


At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still have one or two of those that I got on the Ginza in 1954.

Nice post.


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