kamawanu dayori: a postcard book of tenugui designs

by Grace Bonney

speaking of books, has anyone ever seen a copy of this book in person? i stumbled upon kamawanu dayori: a postcard book of tenugui designs while i was looking on amazon for fabric-based books and immediately wanted to buy it. it’s an older book and i can’t find any info on it online- and i’m wondering if it’s postcards made from tenugui designs, or a post-card sized book of pattern images. has anyone seen this in person? i might just splurge on the book and see what shows up at the door…i’m hoping they’re actually postcards. if you pick up a copy, please let me know! :)

*update: they’re postcards! thanks for everyone who translated the japanese amazon page with details!

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  • Hi. I don’t own this book myself, but I checked Amazon.co.jp and it says “postcards made from tenugui designs.”

  • hi,
    beautiful book!
    the title actually says kamayunu dayori of the twelve months, so maybe they are calendar cards? or just seasonal postcards. the bottom line says something about there being a message space.
    i japan-googled the “twelve months” part of the title and it’s also a brand: http://www.jyunikagetsu.com
    anyway, good luck!

  • I actually have this book! I bought it when I visited the Kamawanu store in Tokyo a few years ago–it’s really lovely. Let me know if you’d like to know more about it!

  • my favorite source for elusive books is abebooks.com, which is a site that lets indie used bookstores post their catalogues. easy to search, and I’ve found many long-lost favorite titles there!

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