Kamawanu

shopping / Arts & crafts

Kamawanu information

Tokyo , Japan
Address
Street 23-1 Sarugaku-chō
Extras Shibuya-ku
Getting there
train Tōkyū Tōyoko Line to Daikanyama
More information
www.kamawanu.co.jp
Opening hours
11am-7pm
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Lonely Planet review

Kamawanu specialises in tenugui: dyed rectangular cloths of thin cotton, which can be used as tea towels, kerchiefs or gift wrap (the list goes on; they’re surprisingly versatile). There are over 200 different patterns available here, with motifs from traditional to modern. Turn down the little street to the right of the post office, and you’ll find it in a traditional building. There’s also a branch in the Ukiyo-e Ōta Museum of Art.