Travelers’ Treasures / Senshu Kodawari Taoru Takumi (Senshu select towels)

In Senshu (the old name for southern Osaka Prefecture), the birthplace of Japanese towels, the atozarashi technique of exposing the towel to water after the weaving process is a traditional method that has been handed down from olden times.

The manufacturing method makes use of the abundant water sources of the Izumi Mountains. Bleaching, dying, and rinsing the glue and wax added to cotton yarn out of the fabric creates highly water-absorbent towels that have a special feel that is more than just soft.

The Senshu Kodawari Towel Takumi is a high-class towel created by Bankyu Towel, a Senshu towel manufacturer that has been in business more than 100 years. It realizes the quick absorbency of cotton and has cleared the demanding absorption criteria of the Towel Grade Conference.

Containing virtually no chemicals and gentle to a baby’s skin, the towels have a wide range of uses and are available in 13 color variations. Light and highly absorbent, they represent the best in Japanese towels.

Manufacturer: Bankyu Towel G.K. in Izumi-sano, Osaka Prefecture (

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