How to Do a Ninja Head Wrap

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An authentic Ninja head wrap is done with 3-foot-long cotton towels, known as "sanjaku tenugui" in Japanese. A ninja would use these thin towels to protect his face during battles, clean wounds and help him climb. He also used the towels as a belt. In order to do an authentic ninja head wrap, you will need two 3-foot-long Japanese cotton towels, according to the authors of "The Way of the Ninja: Secret Techniques." The head wrap should be secure enough to provide disguise and protection, but flexible enough to allow you to breathe and move.

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Things you need

  • Two 3-foot-long Japanese cotton towels

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  1. 1

    Lay out your two Japanese cotton towels.

  2. 2

    Take one cloth and cover your forehead with the midsection. Bring the ends of the cloth to the back of your head and tie them into a knot as if tying a bandanna. This is known as the top cloth knot.

  3. 3

    Take the second cloth and pull it over your head like a bonnet. The two ends should dangle on either side of your head.

  4. 4

    Loop the right end over your nose and mouth. Pull the end over your left shoulder. Let it dangle loosely behind you.

  5. 5

    Loop the left end under your chin. Pull the end over your right shoulder. Keep that end in your right hand..

  6. 6

    Use your left hand to take the other end. Knot the two ends behind your head. Center the knot in the back of your neck to complete the wrap.

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