The Japanese kanji for Gunma Prefecture translates to a pack of horses. Look closely at this pattern and you'll notice the heads of many running horses.
An exciting series of ‘tenuguis’ inspired by Papersky’s Tour de Nippon series of bicycle rides across Japan’s rural prefectures. The designs are based on characteristics specific to each area. For instance, the green tea fields ofShizuoka, the rolling sea & udon found inTakamatsuand the black beans ofTanba Sasayama. Other models includeOnomichi,Shodoshima,Ise andOita. Papersky teamed up with Japanese traditional tenugui maker Kamawanu. Each towel is hand dyed via the ‘chusen’ method and patterns are hand cut with the greatest care. Tenugui’s have been the towels of choice for Japanese travelers since the Edo times because the specially woven cotton absorbs moisture perfectly while drying in a flash. We recommend beginning your collection with theofficial red-stripePapersky Tour de Nippon model.