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Imabari Muffler 70 (Mufflers made with cotton towel)

When towels were first imported to Japan in the Meiji period, they were expensive foreign-made goods. It is said that at the time Japanese people used them as mufflers, which shows that since long ago the Japanese people have been adept at tailoring foreign items for Japanese use. Inspired by the literature that shared that story, towel mufflers were created for everyday use in 1999 using modern textile technology. The mufflers can be used every day to easily wipe away perspiration. Plus, they can be washed daily, they dry easily, and they even protect against UV rays. The towel mufflers were designed with ease of use in mind, and to be created using Japanese towel textile technology. They are made with an abundance of organic cotton, so the soft texture will last and last.