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

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

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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

 

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 Love You

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.120 – Tenugui Pocket for you!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
A small pocket bag for your keys, cell phone, or anything else

A small pocket bag for your keys, cell phone, or anything else

Finally Summer came to the Big Apple! So nice to walking around the city without a big coat.

We have a small surprise for Tenugui Fans today!
First 25-customers online can receive Tenugui Pocket for free now. You can put your keys, i-phone, cosmetics or anything else. We have Hanabi (fireworks) design, and Asagao (Morning Glory) design, let us choose the design for you!

Only first 25-customers, please hurry up and get your Tenugui Pocket!
The campaign will be ended after received the 25th order online without notice.

Have a wonderful summer with your Tenugui \(*v*)/

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Smiley Sunglasses

From: Ruri

 

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.119 – Flower Arrangement with Tenugui

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Beautiful Flower Arrangement with Tenugui by Janet

Beautiful Flower Arrangement with Tenugui by Janet

I just received a beautiful flower from Janet-san. She is a Tenugui fan and also a cancer survivor. We introduced her on our site before, and will celebrate her three years anniversary of Cancer Free very soon!
I have never seen Garlic Fireworks Flower in my life, so this is it! The shape of Garlic Flower is so lively, and love the elegant natural curve on the stem. Janet-san decorate with a blue base and her favorite Tenugui, what a beautiful decoration!

Thank you very much Janet-san to sharing your beautiful Flower Decoration with us.
And I am very happy to celebrate your three years anniversary together here!

Happy Anniversary, Janet-san \(*v*)/

with my Love….

 

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Bunny

From: Ruri

 

Tenugui mumbling Vol.115 – SAKURA SAKU

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

SAKURA SAKU – means Cherry Flower Bloom, we uses this expression for notice a good news, like a exam. The opposed expression is SAKURA CHIRU – Cherry Flower fall down.

SAKURA (Cherry Blossom) is a very special flower for all Japanese people. Waiting first bloom during a long winter season,? welcome and celebrate new season and new life with SAKURA each year.

The beauty is in that difference… waiting for first bloom of SAKURA in NYC :-)

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Hatched

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.110 – Tenugui Noren

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Tenugui Fan Yolin's Tenugui Noren

Tenugui Fan Yolin made Tenugui noren with two First Sunrise Tenugui

Tenugui Fan Yolin sent us a photo to sharing his Tenugui Noren with us! He used two First Sunrise Tenugui, and made a hem on the top of Tenugui for a rod. Can you see details on his Noren?? The cloud lined up together, cranes are flying toward each other… you know why? Because he used one tenugui face up, and the other uses reverse side, that is why he can made this detailed design. Only Japanese chusen tenugui can make this amazing trick!

Two cherry blossom tenugui can make a big one tree!

Two cherry blossom tenugui can make a big one tree!

Check this photo! I framed two Cherry Blossom tenugui, one is face up, and the other uses reverse side, and hang them on the wall next together. What you see on the wall?? Yes, one big Cherry Tree!

Japanese Chusen method came up over 100 years ago. Using this special dye method, and we can be able to dye both face and reverse side, dye through colors both side. That is why, chusen tenugui can make this special trick!

It’s a Tenugui Magic, Viva Tenugui \(*v*)/

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From: Ruri
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Tenugui mumbling Vol.92 – Tea and Tenugui Event @ in pursuit of Tea

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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window Tenugui display at in pursuit of Tea, SOHO shop (33 Crosby street)

window Tenugui display at in pursuit of Tea, SOHO shop (33 Crosby street) - photo by Ana

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Sebastian is a co-founder of in pursuit of Tea. His love of Tea, bring all visitors to the tea world.

Sebastian is a co-founder of in pursuit of Tea. His love of Tea, bring all visitors to his Tea world. photo by Ana

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We had Tea and Tenugui event at in pursuit of Tea on 5/11 (Wednesday). It was one of the nicest days of the year. I specially picked Spring Bloom Tenugui?for the event. The colors of Tenugui had brightened up their brick walls, and?I really enjoyed displaying them.

Sebastian chose Japanese green tea?for the event, and all visitors tried Sen-cha, Kuki-cha, and Genmai-cha from small tea manufactures, which is not easy to buy in New York!

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many tea lovers came to the event, and they enjoyed my Tenugui display as well!

many tea lovers came to the event, and they enjoyed my Tenugui display as well! - photo by Ana

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Many tea lovers came to the event, and some of them have never seen Tenugui before. I surely enjoyed the time with them, and all of us almost forgot time there.

Always welcome and nicely, slowly… Time is passing?at in pursuit of Tea SOHO shop. I love their shop very much. Give me a nice sigh with a cup of Tea, bring me in to the Tea World. No matter what, let?my busy mind go?a moment in in pursuit of Tea…? Please stop by if you are around Crosby street!

We will have Tea and Tenugui event monthly, and our next event will be in July. I can’t wait to show you another TT (Tea and Tenugui) collaboration very soon!

Thank you Ana and Sebastian for giving me this special opportunity to introduce Tenugui to Tea lovers, and making Tea and Tenugui come together!!!

thank-you

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.89 – A Peace of Cloth – Quilting Arts

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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Title "Japanese Rhapsody in Blue" completed in June 2009

My happiest time is reading messages from Tenugui fans everyday. Sometime I receive letters, e-mail, and photos.
I always smile myself,?and imagine their smiling faces with their?tenugui. Some tenugui fans are martial arts practitioners, Kendo players, cancer patients, and some of them are artists,?musicians, sushi chefs…??and also quilting artists.
I am so happy to know that many people love?tenugui in many different ways, that’s exactly what I like to see. Tenugui has limitless possibilities, and no boundaries.

Elisabeth-san?is an amazing quilting artist, and also a member of the Japan Quilting Group in Australia?. She visited Japan a few years ago for her quilting tour, and fell in love with Japan and Japanese traditional textile, especially indigo cottons (aizome). I can see her love of Japan from her compositions.

The first quilt is called “Japanese Rhapsody in Blue”, it was completed in June 2009. This quilt is machine-pieced and hand-quilted.

Title "Noshi Matters" completed in Jan 2011

Title is Noshi Matters, completed in January 2011

The second quilt is called “Noshi Matters”, and was completed in early January, 2011. Noshi is a bow, and is used during very special Japanese traditional occasions. Machine-pieced and hand-quilted, the size is 36 by 63 inches.

Title is My Japanese Journey - her new composition

Title is My Japanese Journey - her new composition

Kimono, Japanese houses, and flowers... so beautiful together

Kimono, Japanese houses, and flowers... so beautiful together

The last composition is called “My Japanese Journey”, machine-pieced and hand-appliqued, with sashiko, and she is working on hand-quilting now. The size is 58 by 73 inches. I can see her beautiful memory of Japan trip on her quilt.

A Peace of cloth…. that I felt from her compositions. A precious fabric was sewed and linked together, and she put a life into her quilts.? I think Quilting Arts are just like a magic!

Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful quilts and your love of Japan with us. The beauty of Japan will stay forever in your blue peace of cloth….

thank-you

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.85 – Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival) “a Hint of Spring”

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

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My Hina-Ningyo.. 45-years old!

March 3rd is Hina-matsuri (Doll’s festival) in Japan. This is the day to celebrate young girls growing up and being happy. There is also Tango-no-sekku, or Kodomo-no-hi (Children’s day) in May to celebrate boys.

The photo of Hina-ningyo (Dolls) was made by my Aunt Yachiyo when I was born. They have been traveling many cities and many countries with me. I guess they would be eligible for tons of mileage.
Originally from Osaka Japan,? we moved to Yokohama first… and then to?Beijing, Dalian, and Shanghai, China… and then on the boat to Texas… and on the road to New York. Hope they like New York as much as I do now!

Life is very interesting, you never know what will come to you next. Sometimes people are afraid to change,?their location, school, work, partner, and life in general. Whatever it is, open your heart, open your eyes, and listen to your inner whispering… it will bring new possibilities to your life.

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Kimono de Jazz at the Kitano

Kimono de Jazz at the Kitano

?We had an event “Kimono de Jazz” at the Kitano?last month. I used my yellow komon Tenugui as a kimono collar, and combined it with the cherry petal Kimono that came from my mother. She said that she wore it for her college ceremony… over fifty years ago!!!! The elegance of Japan has carried over to the next generation… and with our own style!
I love both tradition and change! How about you, Tenugui fans?

Sending you a hint of Spring along with Hina-ningyo and Three Kimono beauties!!!

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.84 – Key to my Heart

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
key to my heart Tenugui and chocolate!

key to my heart Tenugui and chocolate!

Hope everybody had a great Valentine’s Day!?

It?is?the nice day to remember someone loves you very much. I got yellow roses, key to my heart tenugui and a chocolate from my dear friend. Who has a key to your Heart?

We feel a hint of Spring on the street in the Big Apple. Hoping we will have a key to Spring very soon!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Tenugui Fans!

frog-prince

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.76 – I love your Smile!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
Janet is wearing Ginko Tenugui as her head cover, tie a bow on side make her own elegant style.

Janet is wearing Ginko Tenugui as her head cover, ties a bow on the side, makes her own elegant style.

I received an e-mail from Janet yesterday. As soon as I opened my mail, her bright smile shined up on my computer screen.

She found our site through Yuriko, who runs Kimono Lily. Janet has been their good customer for years. Since under going chemo therapy, she is always looking for new ways to cover her head. Yuriko sent her to our site, and she found Tenugui as a new head wrap.

She told me that many tenugui designs have been very meaningful for her, and surely enjoys the beauty of Tenugui, everyday.

I love your Smile very much, Janet-san.
Life is very beautiful like your smile, and I am so glad that we have connected together through the internet, and through Tenugui… and most of all, through your Beautiful Smile.

blow-kiss

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From: Ruri