Small Mikan Towel by Kinoshita Sewing
Speak to someone Japanese about Ehime, and what it is famous for, and it is likely that oranges (mikan) and towels won’t be far from the top of the list.
It is apt indeed therefore, that these towels bring the two together.
Sunny, Ehime is good place for growing citruses. It even has prize-winning marmalade.
Towel production in Imabari, on Ehime’s northern shore, began in the earlier period of Japan’s industrialisation and is a business that has persisted by trading on quality. Decades spent engineering marginal improvements in their technology and methods to make ever softer towels are what set the small businesses of the region apart. Part of it is about the number of loops in the material, also the reaction to water.
However this magic is achieved, the outcome is extremely soft and high quality towels, recognisable by the Imabari logo, designed by Kashiwa Satō.
These towels are by Kinoshita Sewing, a family firm based in Imabari. The material and the motif, exude pride in Ehime’s traditions for quality.
Size : 30cm x 30 cm