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.
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
I love the “simple” artwork portrayed on the TenkaraUSA website and book so I wanted to purchase this. I bought 2. Hung one up on the wall and the other will be used for it’s intended purpose. Thanks guys.
This tenegui is a work of art. In fact, I have two, and one hangs in my office as a small tapestry as it is just that beautiful. I fish in small creeks and rivers, mostly in Colorado, and love to wrap my rod up in this tenegui for transit and light protection without bringing the bulky case and rod sock. The design is perfect and elegant for a tenkara fly fisher-person.