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Linen Kitchen Cloth



Linen 100%

Made in Japan


50 x 50cm


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Made of 100% linen, this is a dish cloth that can multipurpose. Available in a selection of beautiful colours, it is beautifully crafted using the traditional Japanese “Kaya” (mosquito net) textile in the ancient city of Nara prefecture.

This soft yet durable cloth can easily replace the excess use of paper towels in various cleaning situations, making it an environmentally friendly alternative for everyday life. Use dry or slightly damp to wipe, wash and clean, we call it a magic cloth! As linen fiber is longer than cotton, it hardly becomes fluffy, and thus, is very suitable for clean ups, such as washing & drying dishes or wiping off moisture quickly on any surface. Its water-absorbing power is four times that of cotton and its strength is double. Also it has excellent divergence, which means the cloth dries very fast, making it always clean and naturally hygienic as it does not hold moisture. 

Starting fresh as a dishcloth in the kitchen, or as a body wash cloth in the bath, it will also become an ultimate dust cloth for keeping your home spotless. 


*Before using, please rinse off the starch with hot or cold water. Avoid using chlorine bleach.


Since 1863

Nara, Japan

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Founded in 1863 in Japan, Okaimafu Shouten is the originator of “Nara zarashi” linen textile, which is a high quality fabric that can be pleasantly used in our daily life. In the city of Nara during the Edo period, fabricating this cloth was the main source of industry, with about 90% of Nara city residents involved in some way. 

However, after the Meiji Restoration, demand for this material dropped, forcing many traditional Nara zarashi makers to change or close their businesses.

Okaimafu has remained until today, now producing Nara zarashi linen only on a small scale by traditional craftsmen. They have lasted this long on the belief in the goodness of their linen fabrics and the desire for people to experience it in their daily life at home or work.


Living within Tradition

Shop Location


279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7



Phone: 604 423 3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca




Shop Hours


Tue ~ Sat: 11:00 ~ 18:00

Sun: 12:00 ~ 17:00

Mon: Closed


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