In Japan, the tenugui is an ubiquitous item that can be used for a variety of tasks. The long and thin cotton cloth can wrap your tenkara rod to protect it from scratches, or wrap your head and neck to protect them from the sun. The thin unhemmed fabric will dry quickly and can be used as a towel to clean or dry. Of course, you can also simply hang it as decoration with your tenkara gear or in your fly-tying area.
We like to think of the tenugui as a Japanese bandana. Like tenkara, the tenugui embodies simplicity and offers great utility and versatility.
The only question now is, how will you use your tenugui?
Size: 13"x36" (33cm x 91.5cm)
Material: thin cotton
Artwork by Jeremy Shellhorn
1% of the sale value of this item will be donated to conservation efforts.
What seems like a simple piece of cloth with a great image on it is really a quite versatile piece of equipment. Sun protection, equipment padding, sweat wiping, equipment cleaning, tie back, cooling pad, tie down, carrier, towel are a few of the things this tenugui can do. Feels good, looks good and easy to carry. Get one....or two like I did.
Pretty with very light weight fabric. Light enough to carry in a fishing vest and use to protect my neck from the sun or as a cooling/drying cloth.
I pack this every time I go out fishing. Great for drying off my rod for storage or to keep you cool after you get it wet and wrap it around your neck. Great piece of gear.
I finally got one! I had seen these in old Japanese b&w movies and anime before. Being obsessed with Japanese culture my whole life, I had to have one. It is surprising soft and very strong my 6 y/o son held onto one side of it as I lifted him off the floor! It's more versatile than a bandana I think. I am so happy with this, thanks Tenkara USA!
Useful and practical: it can be used in many ways. It ‘s always with me along the river