tawashi: a Japanese traditional scrubbing brush to wash off the dirt. The typical tawashi is Kamenoko Tawashi, like this one:
Apparently, they’re really quite the spectacle in Japan. You can instantly tell when you visit Strapya World and discover the “Super-Real Comodity Series, new Hot Item, JAPANESE TAWASHI! Cell Phone Strap”.
|“Works as a real Tawashi but the outlooking is much cuter than the real one =) Made in Japan by real Tawashi artisans!”|
But wait, there’s more…
|Use it to “remove dust, beautify accessories!”|
|“Or use it for massage?? Tawashi stimulates your body and makes you always young!!”|
Or you can always make your own with some handy Japanese Antibacterial Yarn.
|From Etsy seller ichigonopantsu: Did you even know that antibacterial yarn existed? Well, it does! It’s perfect for making Japanese tawashi, or magic scrubbers! Each ball of 100% acrylic medium thick yarn is 40 grams (approx. 1.41 oz).|
|And this crochet book from Etsy seller OkinawaOtterKnits. “There are over 101 projects in this tawashi (scrubber) book. Tawashi is Japanese for scrubber, and forget about those boring ole puffy stitch crochet scrubbers that we all know so well – these scrubbers will add pizazz to your kitchen!”|