Yuzen-dyeing is a dyeing technique used in Japan since the 8th century. It was developed in Kyoto, and the technique is used to dye kimono.
This multi-purpose cloth makes excellent drying/cleaning cloths. Not only do they pick up liquid and dirt quickly and effectively, but they also wash clean without any hassle. Because of the 8 layers of mesh cloth stitched together, they are extremely durable and guaranteed to last.
Shirayuki means “white snow towel” in Japanese. The cloth stays as clean as white snow for a long time. The cloth is very durable. It will become softer with each use.
Please wash thoroughly in warm water by hand before the first use to remove the starch. They use natural sweet potato starch from Kagoshima prefecture in Japan. Soak in hot water at 40 degrees to let the starch soften. Rinse until water comes out clean.
Size: 30 x 35 cm (12 x 13.5 inches)
Material: Cotton, Viscose
Made in Nara Prefecture, Japan
How to care for Shirayuki Kitchen Cloth
Please use a laundry net when washing in a washing machine.
Please air dry.
Avoid tumble dry as the dryer will cause shrinkage.
We added a number of cloth items to our share brooms order to avoid additional shipping costs and are we glad we did. The shirayuki kitchen cloths are gorgeous and do an excellent job. Frankly it's hard to get very excited by cleaning cloths but their strong construction, beautiful design and multilayered absorbency quickly led us to replace the hodgepodge of "rags" and old washcloths we were using in the kitchen. We enjoyed them so much, in light of the upcoming holiday season, we ordered a few dozen more as little gifts and stocking stuffers. Make sure you follow the instructions regarding rinsing the cloths before their initial use to get rid of excess potato starch.