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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 162 – Holiday POP UP @ The Brooklyn Kitchen

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Holiday POP UP

Holiday season is on the way!
We’ll attending HOLIDAY POP UP @ The Brooklyn Kitchen this coming Sunday (12/11) from 10am to 4pm.
Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!

See Event details below:

Join us for a festive holiday fair here at The Brooklyn Kitchen! Presented with Phaidon Press, this unique holiday pop-up includes makers of all kinds from around the world, and from right here in Brooklyn. We’ll also be having readings and activities for kids by authors Kevin Waldron (Harold’s Hungry Eyes) and Joshua David Stein (Can I Eat That?). For the adults, Daniel Burns will be signing copies of his book Food & Beer.

10:30 AM Author Kevin Waldron of Harold’s Hungry Eyes
11:30 AM Author Joshua David Stein and illustrator Julia Rothman of Can I Eat That?
2:00 PM Daniel Burns will be signing copies of Food & Beer

We’ll be joined by:
- Especially Puglia: Importers of the finest extra virgin olive oils from independent, organic farms in the Puglia region of Italy. They also curate artisanal foods made following Pugliese traditions.
- Pernt: Careful furniture makers using traditional techniques to create a modern aesthetic that upholds the ideals of a profound love for the art of furniture making and an ethical commitment to reducing waste.
- Phaidon.com: The premier global publisher of the creative arts working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children.
- Eatingtools: Inspired by the finely crafted tools built at the hands of friends in and around custom knife making, and with a love of all things food, Abe Shaw began forging a collection of culinary tools unlike any other.
- The Salty Road: A candy company that makes aerated sweets like Taffy and Caramels with only the finest ingredients, creating truly unique flavors.
- Bierbox: Inspired by friends and family that had either stopped homebrewing from lack of time, or wanted to start but didn’t know how or where to begin. This mail order service is making homebrewing more convenient, lowering the barrier to entry, and fostering homebrewing communities all over the country.
- Japanese Tenugui Art: These beautiful Japanese cotton towels are not only for wiping your hands but also have a number of traditional uses and applications.
- Lockstep Studios: A design collaborative creating works that replenish society & cultivate value in our communities, while promoting cultural health & wellbeing
- Rafter T Kitchen: thoughtfully designed, durable and handsome aprons, as well as linen napkins, tablecloths and more. Made right here in Williamsburg!
- Liz Stretch Ceramics: Beautiful handmade pottery from Williamsburg.

- to be continued….

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.142 – Sending a message to your Mom

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

mothers_day

Mother’s day is on the way. How about picking a tenugui and send it to your Mom with love? We have a special Mother’s day card for you.
Please send us your personal message when you process your order online, we’ll send your message to your Mom with your order.

I am very excited to writing your message on the card always, to be a part of your special day!

And…. Happy Mother’s day my beautiful Mom and Mama :-)

my mom

my mom

My mama

My mama

 

- to be continued…

 Love You

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.133 – Sending your Love to Someone Special

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Hand-crafted paper is came from Florence, Italy.

Hand-crafted paper is came from Florence, Italy.

We have started free message service, sending a message card to your family, friends, and someone very special with your Tenugui online order. The message card is came from Medioevalis (www.medioevalis.it), Florence, Italy. The Hand crafted paper has one-of-kind hand touch, a soft felted finish on surface. The four corner of edges are carefully and naturally tearing the sheets, that was made same as Italian tradition paper making method back to the 15th century.

I feel that it is much more important to us, to sending a hand-writing card than a electric message, like text or e-card, as much as cyber world grow. One-of-kind and Love, I believe that these two things are connected closely. Let us help you to sending your Love to someone very special!

Our free message service has been continuing 24/7 :-)

 

- to be continued…
 Love You
From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.127 – Welcome Year 2014

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Japanese New Year Decoration

Japanese New Year Decoration

Getting ready for welcome New Year 2014?
This is Japanese New Year decoration, called SHOGATSU KAZARI tenugui.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

Tokono-ma is a small corner space in the Japanese room, decorate with seasonal objects, flower arrangements, or wall hanging such as called KAKE-JIKU to welcome family and friends, and also new seasons.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a Japanese traditional new year decoration made with sticky rice. Kagami means mirror, and Mochi is rice cake. Kagami mochi first appeared in Muromachi Period (14 to 16th Century), it usually consists two round rice cake, and one Japanese orange called Dai Dai. Two round stacked rice cake is symbolized the going and coming New Year, the human hearts, yin and yang, and the moon and the sun. Dai Dai orange is symbolized generations, wishing families continues to next generation.

Are you ready for year 2014?
Wishing you all the best of year 2014, a Happy New Year Tenugui fans!

- to be continued…
Champagne bottle accident

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.81 – Tenugui Gift Ideas & “Mottainai Campaign”

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Box wrapping with Furoshiki Sho-Chiku-Bai

Box wrapping with Furoshiki Sho-Chiku-Bai

Bottle Wrapping with Furoshiki Muji Shantung (red/black)

Bottle Wrapping with Furoshiki Muji Shantung (red/black)

bottle wrapping with Shikan-jima Tenugui

Bottle wrapping with Shikan-jima Tenugui

Box Wrapping with Cherry Blossom and Weeping Willow Tenugui

Box Wrapping with Cherry Blossom and Weeping Willow Tenugui

Long box warpping with Skelton Tenugui

Long box wrapping with Skelton Tenugui

Two DVD wrapping with Wrench tenugui

Two DVD wrapping with Wrench tenugui

Apple wrapping with Big Apple tenugui

Apple wrapping with Big Apple tenugui

Christmas mame-shibori in the basket

Christmas mame-shibori in the basket

Sending love with Tenugui... Happy Holidays!!!

Sending love with Tenugui... Happy Holidays!!!

We have received many requests to carry Furoshiki from Tenugui fans. I hesitated a while… because, we are a Tenugui Special Online Store. Well… Why not?? “Customers are always right!”
So, here we go! We have started carrying Furoshiki now.

What is the difference between Tenugui and Furoshiki?
Tenugui is a 100% cotton rectangular cloth, and is used for wiping, wrapping, wearing, and many more ways. Tenugui width is between 34 to 38cm, and the length is between 90 to 120cm.
Furoshiki is a square cloth, made of many different materials, such as silk, cotton, hemp, rayon or polyester. Furoshiki can be used for wrapping and carrying items, but not for wiping and wearing like Tenugui.

Holiday gift season comes now. These are my gift ideas for Tenugui fans!
Christmas color mame-shibori just arrived, how about sending a forrest green and a berry red tenugui as a set like a photo? or you can make a heart with two tenugui also!

Do you know about “Mottainai”?
“Mottainai” means “Don’t Waste” in Japanese, it’s the way to describe conserving the environment.
3R (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) + Respect = Mottainai, as stated by Wangari Maathai ph.D, Furoshiki and Tenugui can support your own way of Mottainai Campaign, saving the environment for our children’s future.

These are gift wrapping ideas with Tenugui and Furoshiki (Please check HOW TO USE at out site). You can save wrapping paper, tapes, wrapping tissues… and many more “one time use” wrapping items, and also your friends and families can use it after they’ve opened their gifts! Not only that, you can save much more money too!

Let’s start our own way of Mottainai Campaign for our world!

Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!!!!!

santa-sled

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.77 – Kanpai with your Tenugui

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Scott Kippenbrock - the great man in universe

Scott Kippenbrock - the great man in the universe

Today is a very special day for Kippenbrock family and friends…

Scott was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2002 while living in Shanghai, China with me. After a lengthy but courageous battle with this insidious disease, he passed away October 11th, 2005 in Texas.

He always made people laugh and smile in any circumstance… in the subway station, airport, bar, restaurant, work, hospital… and of course our home. It was very important for him to “Make You Happy”, and so, he was very happy himself to receive smile from others. It’s a very simple way to be happy, “If you are happy, I am happy”.

Since he went to Heaven, our family and friends have been moving on to next stage of our life in many different places in the world. I know sure that he is always watching over us, cheers us up, and make us smile in many different ways…

I always think that I want to be a person like him… strong, warm and has a big heart and love…
And I would like to “Make You Happy” through Tenugui and my web site.

For Scott Kippenbrock… You are a great man in the universe…

Kanpai!

-drinking-red-wine

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.69 – Happy Father’s Day, Papa!

Sunday, June 20th, 2010
my father Kosuke Kabashima @ Beijing, China

my father Kosuke Kabashima @ Beijing, China

My father was born and lived in China?for forty years of his life. He spent his childhood in the Northern parts of Manchuria. I can’t imagine how difficult it was to live there during? World War II, and after the war,??also because he is Japanese.

He never told me about his life in China when I was little, until he wrote a book “Liu Jo” after he retired from the company that he worked at for over 30 years. “Liu Jo”?means flying seeds from willow trees. We can see “Liu Jo”? in Beijing, tons and tons of seeds fly all over the city in Spring time. He thought that his life is just like “Liu Jo”.

He is a hard worker. My mother told me that when she was pregnant, he left home for his business trip abroad, and? three days before I was born, he came back from his trip.

Life is interesting. I also spent 18-years of my life in China, and I am living in New York now, I am sure I have?been infuluenced from Father as well.

Life is balanced. He worked so hard when he was younger, not having enough time to spend with his family. Now he spends most of his?time with my mother. They are just like best friends, I guess, and have been soul mates more than 50-years!

my papa and mama in Beijing, China

my papa and mama - they both love tenugui, always have one with them.

Life is beautiful. He is?a cancer surviver. Remaining positive during his illness, spending quality?time with his wife, and teaching Chinese and Chinese business to?his students,?he passes?on his knowledge and experience to the?next generation.

I am very proud of?my father, and I am very glad to be his daughter!
Happy Father’s Day, Papa from New York!

Father's Day Girl

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.64 – The beauty is in that difference No.08 Forget-me-not

Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Forget-me-not (wasure-nagusa) - photo by TETSU

Forget-me-not (wasure-nagusa) - photo by TETSU

Small White - photo by TETSU

Small White - photo by TETSU

a small white changes to a small yellow - photo by TETSU

a small white changes to a small yellow - photo by TETSU

A Japanese photographer TETSU took these beautiful photos in Nigata, Japan. The colors of flowers and a butterfly
They are perfect together, and this special day today!

A Forget-me-not (wasure nagusa 勿忘草) is one of my mother’s favorite flowers. I have not spent Mother’s Day with my mom for a long time… since I left my country when I was eighteen years old…

Forget-me-not… of course I remember, Mom!
A small white butterfly will bring you a word with beautiful Spring.

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Mom in Japan and Texas!!!!

Mother's Day Flowers

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.61 – Welcome to the world!

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Baby Chloe with Big Apple Tenugui

Baby Chloe with Big Apple Tenugui

Welcome to the World, Baby Chloe! She borrows her Mommy’s Big Apple Tenugui,?and she is sleeping like an Angel.

Congratulation Lindsey and Justin, and all her family, including me!
Yes, I am so excited to be Obaa-chan (Grandma) now!!!
Love You
- to be continued…

From: Ruri