This beautiful bamboo garden is from nugoo's Kamakura series.
nugoo is a brand mainly specialised in Tenugui, based in Kamakura, Japan's old capital near Tokyo.
Bamboo is a symbol of longevity and strength in Japan, and it is a part of the famous Sho-Chiku-Bai
(pine, bamboo, and plum) , symbole of resistance to hardship. Winter in Japan is the most difficult season, bitter cold sets in and heavy snows bury everything. At this time the pine and bamboo stay green and beautiful which signify their survival despite the insufferable conditions, and plum trees blossom while winter snow is still on the ground indicating that winter is almost over and Spring is on its way. This reminds one to look forward to a brighter future.
Dying method : Sosogizome (traditional hand dying method)
Traditionally in Japan, both ends of any new Tenugui are cut rather than hemmed in order to dry quickly and evenly. Therefore new Tenugui has frays on both ends up to 10mm long. However, we have received many requests from our European customers who wish to buy an already hemmed Tenugui. So now, all of our Tenugui is beautifully hemmed for you!!