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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 161 – Tenugui Wall Decoration

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Beautiful Hiroshige Tenugui Wall hanging from Jeannette!

Beautiful Hiroshige Tenugui Wall hanging from Jeannette!

Dear Tenugui Fans,

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!
Yes…. Monday is always coming after weekend….. chin up, and let get work done now!

Received a beautiful photo from Tenugui Fans Jeannette-san.
She made a beautiful wall hanging with her Hiroshige Tenugui, how beautiful it is!
Thank you so much Jeannette, sending us your Tenugui decoration, surely made me smile today :-)

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From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 148 – wuhao Mame Shibori

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
wuhao mame-shibori new colors just debut!

wuhao mame-shibori new colors just debut!

Feeling like Autumn?
wuhao Mame-shibori Fall Colors version just arrived. Mauve and Mustard what a beautiful Fall color combination!

Well…. I am so sorry, but  these are not for sale, only you can get at  the events, or campaign.
But no worry, here is how to get your Mame-shibori tenugui!

The Japan Block Fair on September 12 (sat)

The Japan Block Fair on September 12 (sat)

The Japan Block Fair is coming this Saturday (9/12). You can get a wuhao Mame-shibori tenugui at the event.
Purchase more than $50, you will get a free wuhao Tenugui! Please don’t miss this special opportunity to get your Tenugui. Hope to see you there!

The Japan Block Fair 9/12 (Sat) 10am to 6pm
Place:   6th Avenue between Bleeker street and Houston street

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Blow kiss

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 122 – Sending you a hing of Autumn

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
A free gift for your new coming season :-)

A free gift for your new coming season :-)

Hope you had a wonderful summer 2013! Back to School and Back to Work… and soon Autumn is coming. This is our THANK YOU for your love of Tenugui, first 10-customers order online over $50 total, will receive a free Autumn Leave Tenugui Handkerchief. This little hanky was made with 100% cotton double gauze, very soft but also durable, nice to have one in your bag always. Hurry up and get one for coming new season!

Sending you a hint of Autumn from us…. Welcome Fall with Tenugui!

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Hurry Up

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.109 – Holiday Tenugui Wrapping

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Autumn Stream Tenugui and a red bow - a perfect coordination together!

Received a photo from Tenugui Fan Haruyo-san, she uses Autumn stream Tenugui for a gift wrapping to her best friend. She told me that she was very amazed can Tenugui wraps any shape of items than more than imagined.? A satin red bow bring up Holiday Spirit with Tenugui wrapping, a perfect coordinate together.
Thank you very much Haruyo-san, sharing your holiday wrapping idea with us!

Happy Holidays with Tenugui!

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From: Ruri
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Tenugui mumbling Vol.102 – Tenugui Book Collection by Scarf Boys

Saturday, October 1st, 2011
tenugui book collection by scarf boys

tenugui book collection by scarf boys

Japanese green tea tenugui book

Japanese green tea tenugui book

reading in Fall

reading in Fall

Hiroki-san is a Tenugui fan, and he collects TENUGUI BOOK. These photos are his amazing collection of Tenugui Book. Autumn begins, the best season for Eating, Exercising, and Reading!?

Please check his blog Scarf Boys ( http://scarfboys.blogspot.com/?) for more about Tenugui Book!

Thank you?very much for sharing your Tenugui collection with us, Hiroki-san \(*v*)/

Reading

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.22 – Fall Decorataion – Japanese Design “Shaining Shape”

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Uses Natural Indigo Chysanthemum Tenugui as a table liner and use Autumn tenugui as chair covers,  add spice color in to your garden.

Uses Natural Indigo Chysanthemum Tenugui as a table liner and use Autumn tenugui as chair covers, add spice color in to your garden.??

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Tea Time - Set a momiji tenugui on your favorite a cap and a saucer as a tea towel, Kagome tenugui uses as a table mat.

Tea Time - Set a momiji tenugui on your favorite a cap and a saucer as a tea towel, Kagome tenugui uses as a table mat.

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Fall bascket - Corn tenugui uses as a basket liner.

Fall bascket - Corn tenugui uses as a basket liner.

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Fall bowl - Pumpkins and squashes add colors on your table.

Fall bowl - Pumpkins and squashes add colors on your table.

Autumn begins! Hope everybody is enjoying this beautiful season wherever you are. The financial crisis, economy, election 2008 and many more… serious tensions surrounding us everyday. Let’s have a cup of tea in your favorite place, take a nice long breath and enjoy flavor and aroma fromyour cup. And of course, your Tenugui give you comforts and send you warmth with it.
These photos are some ideas for your Autumn Decoration! Have a wonderful Fall with your Tenugui!

New composition is here from The Gordon School. Please enjoy his joyful Tenugui art!

The Gordon School – composition #13 – Shining Shapes

“Shining Shapes”

shining shape tenugui by The Gordon School student

shining shapes tenugui by The Gordon School student

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Shapes and colors are basic to design in art. To design my tenugui, I took that literally. The stars? show the importance of the other shapes. The colors symbolize the coral reefs in the Virgin Islands and the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

He designed and printed his own shinng shapes Tenugui.

He designed and printed his own shinng shapes Tenugui.


Students artist wearing “Shining Shapes”

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From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.21 – Tenugui Trick – Japanese Design “Havest Moon”

Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Funky Duo in Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

Funky Duo in Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

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Pause with Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

Pause with Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

Trick or Treat?

We hear unexpected news everyday from the screens and papers… what will be next week.. next month or even next year… makes us think about our unknown future. Thinking and concerned …and getting nervous. Well… feel hopeless.
My dear friend told me that “We must live for today!” – Yes that’s right and I am thankful for what I have now.

The holiday season is on the way, here are some ideas for your Halloween. Tenugui will make a perfect Halloween costume without spending too much money. Look at Funky Duo above, how reasonable and cute!!
Ren-san wears Hyottoko Tenugui, her Tenugui even has funny nose hair but she still looks so lovely! Nao-san wears Okame Tenugui, big smile with sweet kisses, brings happy smile to everybody! Thank you very much for ALOHA RAG New York members to showing us Funky Tenugui Trick! Please come and visit at ALOHA RAG (505 Greenwich street, New York) high fashion boutique and you may see the Funky Duo there!

Ninja-Style with Karakusa Tenugui

Ninja-Style with Karakusa Tenugui

And here are more ideas for you.
Our wuhao Model Gab-chan wears Karakusa Tenugui, guess what!
Yes, you can be a “Ninjya”, just a Tenugui wrap!

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Candy Bowl uses Yogi Tenugui!

Candy Bowl uses Yogi Tenugui!

Tenugui can be your candy bowl or baskets also.
Just make a few knots and here you go!
Yogi Skelton Tenugui changes to a candy bowl.

Have a Happy Halloween with your Tenugui!

New composition is here from The Gordon School. Please enjoy his poetic Tenugui art!

The Gordon School – composition #12 – Harvest Moon

“Harvest Moon”

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A thicket of bamboo stands with a crane, forming the harvest moon in the sky.Two leaves fall to earth on my Tenugui.



Students artist wearing “Harvest Moon”

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Tenugui mumbling vol.09 – Tenugui Project – Japanese Design

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The Gordon School (Providence, RI)
Mrs. Dumville and her students

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Their artworks

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We got a letter from The Gordon School (Providence, RI) . I am so excited to showcase their projects on our web-site. This is the program in Mrs. Dumville’s class about “Japanese Design”. Their Tenugui show wonderful creativity by each student and it totally amazes me. I would like to introduce a new series on our Tenugui blog: their art program, Tenugui project and Japanese Design class. The first episode is the letter from Mrs. Dumville “Toni’s Tenugui Story”, which is a beautiful collaboration between Tenugui and The Gordon school art class. And also check out the composition “Trick or Treat”.

- The letter from Mrs. Tori Dumville -

“Toni’s Tenugui Story”

I vividly remember the first time I saw a Tenugui. As a participant in the 2007 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund program for teachers, I had been given the honor to visit Japan for the first time. Eager to see an expansive view of the city at night, I walked from my hotel to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and rode the elevator up 220 meters to the observation tower. June 13th at 10 in the evening, the city lights dazzled forever. But, my true inspiration would be found in the adjacent gift shop. Hydrangea blooms in colors of blue, gold and lavenders were crisply printed on pure white cotton. Folded and wrapped in acetate, it caught my eye and captured my imagination. Soon, I noticed a charming collection of assorted designs. What were these pieces of cloth? Opened up, I could see the edges were unfinished and the fabric quite soft and supple. I spent my first yen on three pieces – the hydrangea, a pattern of blue and white geometric forms, and a bold graphic design with zig zags and stripes in gray and red. It would be a while before I would discover the story behind these delightful textiles and the role they would play in my teaching. They were everywhere in Tokyo now. Men were wearing them in the Tsukiji Fish Market as they filleted tuna. In store windows, bottles of sake were wrapped in spotted cloth. My visit to the Open Air Architecture Museum provided me with some answers. The shop contained many marvelous pieces and a handbook about Tenugui.

When I returned home from Japan in early July, I was curious to know if anyone was selling Tenugui in the states. I happily discovered Ruri and her marvelous company, wuhao newyork Inc. I am grateful for her energy, enthusiasm and sincere interest in my desire to learn about Japanese culture and my work with students.

As an art instructor at the Gordon School in East Providence, RI., I designed a course this fall, called “Japanese Design” to expose students to Japanese aesthetics and culture. I introduced my middle school students to the tradition and craft of Tenugui. In the art studio, they were challenged to design a piece using images from American culture. Their individual Tenugui had to reflect their interests and experiences. Since I could not use the traditional Japanese methods for printing on fabric, I decided to teach them the technique of silk-screening. After they designed a repeat pattern, they cut our stencils to apply to screens. Students were asked to carefully select a color pallete, keeping in mind the theme and emotional quality of their particular design. The studio was filled with excitement, hard work and camaraderie as thirteen-year-old students experimented with ideas, inks and fabric to create functional art inspired by an ancient Japanese tradition. We hope you like these one of a kind Tenugui.

Toni Dumville

The Gordon School – composition #01 – Trick or Treat

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The design for my Tenugui represents the stereotypical Halloween characters! A ghost, the devil, a bone and a skull are the usual suspects for classic costumes.

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Student Artist wearing “Trick or Treat”

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From Ruri

Mumbling date on November 13, 2007

Tenugui mumbling vol.08 – Save our Globe – Style with Tenugui!

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

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The global warming is the one of concerning matters for all of us recently. We are in November already, but some people are still wearing short sleeves and flip flops and some people are wearing puff jacket (dawn Jacket) and long boots here in New York! I am so confusing what I wear everyday before jump in to the big apple. And even I feel so strange to see the Christmas display in the city.

Do you know that Tenugui will be one of the solutions to save our environment?

Here are some ideas for you. Wipe your hands or dishes with your Tenugui, so you don’t need to use paper Towel. Uses Tenugui to wrap gifts in this coming gift seasons, so we could save so much waste paper and ribbons. And then, you can use the same Tenugui again after wrapping gifts, as fashion, as decoration for your home, or even you can use Tenugui like a Yoga strap for simple exercise for the holiday tummy! And more!!! You may save a lot of your money from disposable gift wrappings, and paper napkins because you may use Tenugui over and over and over… as long as you want!

Here is some idea for the gift wrapping. Please see “how to do” on the photo and we have many of more ideas on our site at http://www.wuhaonyc.com/gift_wrapping.php

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Let’s use Tenugui and save our glove with your Style with Tenugui!

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From Ruri

Mumbling date on November 01, 2007/11/01

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P.S.

Don’t miss this special opportunities! Our Free Shipping campaign is still available till this coming gift season who orders totaling more than $100. (Only ship to inside of United State of America, not for international shipping)

So, hurry up and get your Tenugui on our on-line shopping!