Megumi no Kenka Kabuki Tenugui Towel


14.5 x 38.5 inches

100% Cotton

Made in Japan

In March 1890, the Shintomiza in Tokyo was the stage for the hit play Megumi no Kenka (The Firebrigade Fight) which re-enacted the 1805 brawl between a group of drunken firefighters of the Me brigade and a group of sumo wrestlers participating in a show of strength. The fight left one firefighter dead and nearly one hundred men injured.

“Tenugui” is a type of traditional Japanese towel, and can be used for anything a towel could be used for – as a washcloth, dishcloth, but often as a tapestry, decoration, quilt, headband, souvenir, or for wrapping items such as bottles.

"Rien-zome" brand created by an authentic Tenugui producer named TODAYA SHOUTEN located at Ningyo-cho, Tokyo. They have been producing wide variety of Tenugui since 1872. They focus on traditional hand-dyeing method called "Chu-sen". Also they keep many great designs for years. Enjoy Rien-zome Tenugui handmade by skilled artisans!

“Chusen” is a traditional method of dyeing using stencil paper. Since the dye infiltrates the cloth, the patterns appear on both sides. When the tenugui is used for a long period of time, the dye fades, giving it a well-aged look.


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