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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.153 – Happy Pride Rainbow Noren

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Special Noren Project with IPPUDO

Special Noren Project with IPPUDO

We make your custom design Tenugui, and also original Noren (door screen) as well :-) So proud to working with IPPUDO New York for this special Noren Project, IPPUDO Rainbow Noren for this special day!

Please contact us anytime, if you are interested to making your own design Noren. We can make from 1-pc of order, just for you!

wuhao newyork Inc
225 W 36th Street, Room 604, NY, NY 10018
(Phone) 212 231 8126 (Email) info@wuhaonyc.com

June 26, 2016. we had the largest Pride march ever in New York. Here is some of photos from the parade.
Happy Pride!!!!!

For Orlando

For Orlando

Dancing Rainbow, great energy!

Dancing Rainbow, great energy!

Beautiful Queens!

Beautiful Queens!

Big Heart with Love

Big Heart with Love

Diving Team!

Diving Team!

- to be continued…

 Love You
From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 135 – The Japan Block Fair is coming back to NYC!

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
with Tokyo Circus Ring Master Yoshi

with Tokyo Circus Ring Master Yoshi

Dear Tenugui Fans,
Hope you are enjoying your summer there!

The Japan Block Fair will coming back to New York City on 9/6 (Sat). We’ll be at West Village this time, very hip area in the city :-)
It’s first location since we have been attending the event, so I am totally excited about joining the event.
Hope to see you there!

The Japan Block Fair (www.japanblockfair.com)
9/6 (Saturday)  from 12 to 6 pm
Place:  6th Avenue between Washington Place and Wavery Place
Rain or Shine!

to be continued…

Wink

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol. 129 – Hina matsuri

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Mini Hina-Ningyo and Mame Shibori Tenugui :-)

Mini Hina-Ningyo and Mame Shibori Tenugui :-)

March 3rd is Hina Matsuri, also called Doll’s Festival or Girl’s day!
Hina Matsuri began in Heian Period (794-1185). In ancient Japanese custom called Hina-nagashi, which a set of Hina-Ningyo (dolls) set on a small boat, and sent down a river to the sea to sending away bad omen from their children. Over  the centuries, the ceremony has been changing, and families who have daughters, decorate the set of Hina-ningyo in the room, and pray her happiness during the Hina-matsuri season.
In myth, some family believes that their daughter would not be able to marry, if they don’t put Hinamatsuri dolls away, just after the Hinamatsuri. So usually Hina-ningyo was put away in the box, and send to the storage right after the festival.

I heard very interesting story last night. It’s getting more popular to buy own Hina-ningyo among over the 40-years old ladies, who haven’t married yet. The tradition has been changing along with changing generation.

Anyway….. this is my mini Hina-Ningyo with Mame shibori Tenugui :-)

Happy Girl’s Day, Tenugui fans!

- to be continued…

Ginger

From: Ruri

 

 

 

Tenugui mumbling Vol.123 – I LOVE Martha Stewart

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
I Love Martha Stewart!

I Love Martha Stewart!

I had a chance to meet Martha Stewart at Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal fashion week party :-) I have never thought that I can meet her in person….. Oh, this is the one of unforgettable days in my life.
I made a tenugui gift bag for Martha, and YES! She has her Tenugui now!!!!!

Wish I will make Martha Stewart Tenugui in the future….. that is my dream!

- to be continued…

 Love You

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.113 – Nian Nian You Yu!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Happy Chinese New Year, Tenugui Fans!

Nian Nian You Yu 年年有余 is the word for greeting Chinese New Year.
Nian Nian 年年 means every year, and You Yu 有余 is prosperity, and also same pronunciation Have Fish 有魚! That is why, using fish motif for the New Year Celebration!

Not only in China,? and also Tai-fish (Red Snapper) is a symbol of celebration in Japan. Kin-me-dai 金目鯛 is a Rea Snapper, and the pronunciation is same like Me-de-tai めでたい Congratulation in Japanese!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

- to be continued…

Fishy

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.111 – Hester Holiday Market

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Hester Holiday Market at Mott Street the corner of Prince Street

We will attend Hester Holiday Market on 12.8-9, and 12.15-16 at Mott and Pringe, NYC

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Holiday season started, and new holiday events are on the way! We will attend Hester Holiday Market on 12/8-9 and 12/15-16 two weekends.

Our Holiday theme is Vintage Holiday this year, we decorate with 1950′ Vintage Tenugui and mix-cultured unique handmade Christmas ornaments with a 6-feet White Christmas tree!

Please don’t miss Santa’s Workshop also! I will perform Holiday gift wrapping, Tenugui exercise and many more Tenugui ideas at the Santa’s Workshop on 12/15 (Saturday) from 12 to 1 pm.

Date: 12/8 (Sat) – 9 (Sun), 12/15 (Sat) – 16 (Sun)? 11am – 7 pm
Place:? Hester Holiday Market? (233 Mott Street at Prince Street, Manhattan, NYC)
Santa’s Workshop with Ruri : 12/15 (Sat) 12 – 1pm

Can’t wait to see you at the Hester Holiday Market \(*v*)/

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From: Ruri
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Tenugui mumbling Vol.98 – TENUGUI MISANGA

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Tenugui was cut to each piece by hands.

Heat Wave arrive in New York City…. hope you are doing well.

Finally, after a long time, of thinking and planning, I am introducing TENUGUI MAGIC!
Tenugui is multi functional, with so many possibilities to use, and change style. I have had so many ideas and projects in mind?for a long time, and finally one idea came true….. TENUGUI MISANGA DEBUT!

Tenugui?is still made mostly by hand. My favorite Chusen Dye has used the same method for hundreds of years. Washi paper stencil, molding, pasting, dyeing… all process is made by hand, and also cutting tenugui to each piece (photo above).
When we cut tenugui, there is always some excess of cloth. I was wondering what I could make? from these odds and ends of cloth? I just wanted to give new life to these little pieces of Tenugui….

TENUGUI MISANGA debut!

TENUGUI MISANGA debut!

Here you go!!!!! I braide them to a bracelet… called TENUGUI MISANGA! Hundreds of colors of tenugui pieces, my imagination is getting bigger and bigger.? My little office has changed to a Misanga workshop now :-)

Three styles with tons of colors - All One of kinds!

Three styles with tons of colors - All One of kinds!

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limitless of color combination - colors, colors, and colors!

limitless of color combination - colors, colors, and colors!

I can’t wait to see the response from Tenugui fans… Tenugui Misanga will debut at the Japan Block Fair, Japanese Street Festival this coming Sunday!
Available online from August, so please look forward to see my TENUGUI MAGIC very soon!

The Japan Block Fair @ Astoria, Queens
Date:? July 24th (Sunday)? 11am – 6pm
Place: Broadway at Steinway, Astroia, Queens

3D Prom Queen

- to be continued….

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.96 – Make a wish – Tenugui Tanzaku

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Tanzaku is a Wish Tag for Tanabata Festival

Tanzaku is a Wish Tag for Tanabata Festival

July 7th is a Tanabata Festival in Japan, also called Star Festival. The story of Tanabata came from an ancient Asian folk legend about the Cow Herder Star (Altair) and his lover the Princess Weaver Star (Vega), who had been banished by her father to opposite ends of the Milky Way, doomed to meet each other but once a year at this time. If it rains that night and the stars cannot be seen, the lovers must wait another year to be re-united.

Each summer in Japan, children and their parents prepare for the festival by writing their wishes on Tanzaku, narrow strips of colored paper and hanging them with other paper ornaments on bamboo branches displayed at the entrance to the their homes. Everyone prays that the sky will be fair, the lovers will meet, and their wishes will be granted.

I made Tanzaku with Japanese 5-Yen coins last Tanabata. 5-yen coin has many good meanings. We call it Goen, which means good relationship. The first 5-yen was printed in 1949, it has three symbols on the face of coin, and one on the other side. Rice as Agricultures, Gear as Industry, Stripes (wave) as Fishery Industry, and new leaves as Forestry. It was designed with Wishes of reconstruction and development of Japan.

I made 5-yen Tanzaku for you all this year also. Any tenugui order until July 7th (Thursday), you’ll receive a 5-yen Tanzaku with your Tenugui.
Or any tenugui fans who want to have 5-yen Tanzaku, please send email to mail@wuhaonyc.com , I’ll send you one for your wish come true.

What is your wish year 2011?

 Love You

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.94 – The Japan Block Fair – Thank you for supporting Japan!

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Japan Block Fair 2011 from yusuke shibata on Vimeo.

We just received a movie of the Japan Block Fair on 5/22 by Yusuke Shibata. I would like to share our love to Japan with all of you.

Thank you very much for your support to Japan…

thank-you

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.86 – Smile to the Wold – The Tokyo Circus

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I met Yoshi at the Japanese Street Festival in New York. Since then, I am a big fan of Yoshi and the Tokyo Circus.

The Tokyo Circus?is an international performance group led by Yoshi. They perform on the street,?or clubs and events, sending positive messages to?strangers. They believe that a “smile” will bring?happiness and peace under any circumstance. Their very simple philosophy touched my heart very deeply.?I?realized that we had a common dream, namely, “to make people smile and happy,”? Yoshi by?an innocent performance, me by a?simple rectangular cloth, Tenugui.?” – from Tenugui mumbling Vol.84 First laugh of the Year

Please?check The Tokyo Circus official site for more movies and stories about them.

The theme of this clip: “Life is a Circus” and “Live with your Passion”

tuxedo

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From: Ruri