The Tenugui (手拭い), a simple yet beautiful craft from Japan dating from as far back as the 9th century, is a versatile towel that displays the Japanese dedication to the preservation of cultural hand-made crafts and the fusion of functionality and art. From Ichi's original ink-drawing based on traditional Irezumi style, the Tenugui are created through a multi-tier process whose final product exhibits the beauty of Ichi's personal design. Ichi's Koi Tenugui is made in the Chusen (注染) style, a handcrafted process that employs a type of glue to transfer the original drawing to the fabric that is then dyed with various colors. The wave and koi symbolize strength and auspiciousness, imagery and attributes important to traditional Japanese Tattoo design.

Koi Tenugui