This beautiful product is hand-made in Nara. Nara is Japan's first permanent capital city, established in the year 710. Located 30 minutes from Kyoto and Osaka, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples. Nara has been the major production center of cotton cloth since ancient times. For generations, the manufacture created fine mesh cloth to make mosquito netting. But with the introduction of screen doors and windows after WW2, the demand for mosquito nets disappeared. In 1965, they started to use the technique to create layered fine mesh cloth to produce fukin, and have since gone on to refine the technique to make their fukin indispensable.
The use of Shirayuki Fuukin is not limited to your kitchen. They are so soft and so gentle, perfect for people with sensitive skin and babies. Many women in Japan use Shirayuki Fuukin to remove make-up in the shower. They work better than any cosmetic makeup removers. With gentle swipe over your eyes with wetted Shirayuki Fuukin, the most strong water-proof mascara comes off so gently and easily.
Shirayuki Fuukin makes great baby towels. It can be used to wipe babies face or clean their body. It is so much environmentally friendly than using disposable paper wipes. It can also help you avoid the use of irritating soaps and chemicals on your baby’s delicate skin.
They are resistant and stain and door, making them ideal for long-term use. Start by using them to dry dishes, then after some use, use them to wipe table and countertops. Finally when with some stains and discoloration, use them to clean around the house.