Hanafukin is an original item produced by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, whose history dates back to 1800s starting as a linen weaver. Originally they were producing 'Kaya' which is Japanese term for mosquito net. Kaya was used in Tatami sleeping room covering whole Futon, but as it started being replaced by a screen door, Kaya lost its demand.
Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten gave Kaya a next life to reborn as Hanafukin. Hanafukin is constructed with 2 layers of cotton nets. It has extremely high water-absorbency, yet drys very quickly. The usage is multi-functional: it can be used as cleaning cloth, dishcloth, hand towel, sieve, wrapping cloth and so on. The more it's used, the softer it becomes.
It worths trying out once.
Handmade in Nara, Japan
58 x 58 cm: chf 22.-
40.50 x 40.50 cm: chf 20.-