A few years back there was a big Ravelry craze for "scrubbies" - scrubbing cloths crocheted from cotton which could be used in the kitchen or bathroom. I even created my own pattern for my own "Furry Mitt" although looking back I see the photos went when I closed my photobox account. They are still here on Ravelry. Good grief, 8 people made one. Well in that case I'll dig out the photo.
I was in Tokyo Hands in Shibuya looking for mosquito fatwa associated products and saw these ones, intended for the kitchen of course.