Updated at 2022-03-25
Tenuguis are common Japanese souvenirs or gifts. Originally used as hand towels, tenuguis gradually became gifts for their wide range of patterns and prints. The tenugui in the picture is decorated in a Raimon pattern and tells an interesting story. Japanese people refer to lightning as "Inazuma" or "rice and wife." Though lightning is not associated with matrimony, the season of frequent lightning was generally the harvest season, leading Japanese people to believe that lightning brought about bountiful harvest and fertility.
Agreement date: July 18, 2016
Area: 1,876.77 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 942,840
Main industries/features: Tourism, industry, commerce, agriculture, fishery