This is a Tenugui exhibition we visited when we were in Tokyo. Tenugui is a traditional Japanese woven cloth made of cotton and it’s used for all sorts of things.
This exhibition at Gallery Frasco in Kagurazaka showcased the beautiful work of artist Sachiyo Nakamura. She is one of many artists involved in a wonderfully creative project called Tenukore. Tenukore is a collaborative project and its aim is to revive the tradition of Tenugui by producing new and original designs by Japan’s top designers. The range is vibrant, contemporary and well-crafted and it’s made in Japan using traditional methods.
I’ve added a few of my favourite Tenugui designs to the shop, including one from the Tenukore range. But I’ll be adding lots more and doing my bit to revive the Tenugui tradition, all the way from here in Oz! Enjoy :)