Japanese towel, TETSUBIN


This piece is a work which attracts many fans that has composition where 16 types of iron kettles are drawn, each different. They have memorable designs presented as the first step of Japanese hand towels offered by Ahiro-ya.

The towels can be used as an ornament in a frame, dish towel, substitute for a regular towel or handkerchief, or wrapper for a lunch box. From the Edo period on, it has been cherished as an item having both practical usefulness and beauty combined, and is still loved today. If it is used longer, even the discoloring may be felt lovable. Please get the real feel of its charm.

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Size 900 × 360 mm
Weight: 35 g
Materials Cotton
  • Japanese towel, TETSUBIN / black The orderly aligned iron kettles may unintentionally let you pour tea from the left with each of their spouts, but the right side is actually the front.
  • Japanese towel The plain-colored hand towel (360 × 900 mm) is being compared with a woman.
    It is one-piece cloth of plain-woven cotton, almost transparent when it receives light.
  • The “Tokuoka" fabric, which is the highest-rank cotton material, is used. It is the material produced by closely weaving fine threads together, and is used for Japanese Yukata for its light, durable, and smooth feel to your skin.

    Both ends are cut separate. When washed, the threads may come loose a little, but if you repeat washing after cutting off the loosened threads, they come to have a fringe appearance and become hard to unloose.

Japanese towel, TETSUBIN

Important points

  • It is dyed by using the method called “Chusen” or injection dyeing, where the “resist dyeing glue is spread over the cloth using dye, and then the dyestuff is poured from above the folded cloth material. According to the trait of the dyeing method, some color unevenness or irregular oozing may occur.
  • The difference of their color traits may occur according to the dyed season because of the variety of the humidity and temperature.
  • Since the material is dyed manually, there may occur some discoloring. When washing is continued repeatedly, the discolored case may get fewer, but please avoid washing it together with white or light-color materials for sure.
  • Using detergents containing fluorescent agents and/or bleaching agent, dipping in water for a long time, or being exposed to direct sunlight or strong lighting may cause color fading. In addition, if dewatering is repeated in a washing machine, the material may damaged.
  • Both ends are cut separate. When washed, the threads may come loose a little, but if washing is repeated after cutting the loosened threads, they come to have a fringe appearance and become hard to unloosen.
  • Since the product is made by evenly cutting both (long side) ends of the towel delivered from the dye shop, each product of the towel may have different size.

Regarding Delivery / Gifting

Delivery Time We ship the item accordingly when it is in stock.
Delivery Type International shipping (outside Japan),
Express home delivery
Gifting Options (Only within Japan) Simplified gift wrapping (in a paper bag or just rolled in paper),
Small message card,
Noshi (Japanese gift wrapping ribbon paper)


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