One of the must kitchen item in Japan, Fukin (kitchen cloth). This mesh 100% cotton cloth is amazing to use for pretty much anything in your kitchen.
This Hana-fukin is bigger size than usual fukin (30x40cm) size and it is one layer therefore you can use for covering food, as well as tea towel to start with, then the older it gets you can slowly start using it as cloth - wiping the table, washing & cleaning dishes and pots & pans. It wipes away dirt on the kitchen surface really well without scratching. Once you start using them, you can never go back to your old sponge or coarse surface brush etc.
A dish cloth made with one of the Nara's traditional specialities, Kayakiji (mosquito net). Sewn two sheets of Kayakiji together, it is very thin, easy to wipe tiny parts and excellent in water-absorbency. Also large mesh of Kayakiji allows it quick-dry.Woven by a shuttle loom which is well-used for several decades, it is soft and has ffluffy texture. Its edge is sewn by hand to make it more durable to fray. The more you wash, the softer it will become.