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In which countries are tea towels available as souvenirs? So far, I haven't seen this as a thing in Japan, and I want to know if this is the case in other countries, such as South Korea.

Is it countries that do have tea towels available as souvenirs that are in the minority?

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    Isn't this like....most countries? Seems massively broad, and you're basically asking for a list. And a quick google search for japanese tea towel souvenir certainly shows that they do exist for Japan as well. – Mark Mayo Nov 24 '14 at 1:44
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    I would've thought it's just an Aussie thing, perhaps also in New Zealand and England, and if so then other English-y Commonwealth countries. This is a very silly question - but I like it (-: – hippietrail Nov 24 '14 at 4:19
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    @AndrewGrimm: I think you should include a photo or two to show people what you mean, otherwise they'll just think you'd buy any plain regular tea towel from a supermarket rather than ones especially made to be souvenirs as everybody's grandmother has in Australia. – hippietrail Nov 24 '14 at 4:21
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    My parents have one from like Turkey, I've seen them in South America, Japan and more. I'd be surprised more to see countries that don't sell them as souvenirs. – Mark Mayo Nov 24 '14 at 7:16
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    Here's the English SE question referred to, linking to an answer claiming they're not a thing in the USA. english.stackexchange.com/a/209924 – Andrew Grimm Nov 24 '14 at 10:07

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