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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.79 – Arigato (Thank you)

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Japan Block Fair Upper West, NY photo by Kenji Mori

Japan Block Fair @Upper West, NY - photo by Kenji Mori

Super Tenugui Supporter Tito - Freestyle Roller

Super Tenugui Supporter Tito - Freestyle Roller

Wonderful Tenugui Fans from NY - Christal and her friend

Wonderful Tenugui Fans from NY - Crystal and her friend

Cute Visitors at Cool Japan Festival (East Village)

Cute Visitors at Cool Japan Festival (East Village)

Tenugui friends from Asia!

Tenugui friends from Asia!

Healing Tenugui Therapy at wuhao booth by the Ohashi Institute

Healing Tenugui Therapy at wuhao booth by the Ohashi Institute

My first Ohashiatsu experience

My first Ohashiatsu experience

with HAKATA TONTON Himi-san at the Soul Food Festival

with HAKATA TONTON Himi-san @the Soul Food Festival

Great Dancers from Negiya

Great Dancers from Negiya

Beautiful Visitors from China!

Beautiful Visitor from China!

Pretty visitors from Shanghai!

Pretty visitor from Shanghai!

New Tenugui Fan @Upper East, NY

New Tenugui Fan @Upper East, NY

Tenugui on the Times Square

Tenugui on the Times Square

with The Block Fain Organizer Todo-san!

with The Japan Block Fair Organizer Todo-san!

with Tokyo Circus Ring Master Yoshi

with Tokyo Circus Ringmaster Yoshi-san

Tenugui Fundoshi (Japanese Traditional Men's Underwear) Debut!

Tenugui Fundoshi Debut!? .. coming soon! Stay tuned!

with The King of Sudoku Mr.Kaji at Sakura Masuri Brooklyn Botanical Garden

with The King of Sudoku Mr.Kaji @Sakura Masuri Brooklyn Botanical Garden

with the Founder of Ohashiatsu(R) Ohashi-sensei!!

with the Founder of Ohashiatsu(R) Ohashi-sensei!!

Tito and Rene - Super Tenugui Supporters, Arigatoh!

Tito and Rene - Super Tenugui Supporters, Arigato!

I have many things to thanksful this year. Meeting many great and beautiful people at the events that I attended since last Spring…

I have fate and believe in this recutanglar 100% cotton cloth “TENUGUI”, I want to keep continue to introduce Art of Japanese Tenugui to the world, and enjoying connect to the others… sharing love and?kindness… learning understanding and respect… through this simple?Tenugui.

Life is very simple and beautiful… and all?coming from your beautiful SMILE!!!

I want to tell you “Arigato” from the bottom of heart on this special Day.
Thank you very much for your smile, your support and love of Tenugui!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Tenugui Fans!!!!!

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- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol. 39 – Summer Decoration with Tenugui

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Tenugui Museum - simply hanging your favorite tenugui in the garden

Tenugui Museum - simply hanging your favorite tenugui in the garden - photo at Julie's Garden

Summer is finally here in New York. Humid air and sticky weather… Here is a tip for cooling down summer heat with your Tenugui;
1. wash?your tenugui with cold water?and drain water well by your hands
2. simply hang your tenugui where it can catch the summer breeze
Your eyes and your body may feel summer cool?air with your own Tenugui museum!

welcome flag FULL HOUSE - welcome home!

welcome flag FULL HOUSE - welcome home!

Tenugui welcome flag has arrived! This 22×35 (cm) small flag called “Manegi” in Japanese, it comes with a bamboo hook. This small flag is perfect to hang on the wall, door or window. “Manegi” always welcomes you coming home.

Watermelon is nutritional summer vegitable

Watermelon is a nutritional summer vegetable

?The watermelon and watermelon Tenugui, what a perfect table decoration they are!

Uses tenugui as a BBQ Cloth - Uroko & edamame tenugui

Uses tenugui as a BBQ Cloth - Uroko & edamame tenugui

The old ragged tenugui will be perfect to use as a kitchen towel. It absorbs water very well and also will dry fast. You may use Tenugui as a pot holder as well.

a cute garden accent - onsen (hot spring) frog

adorable garden accent - onsen (hot spring) frog

And… this is my No.1 garden deco in this summer! Onsen Frog!!! “Onsen” means Hot Spring in Japanese. We have many hot springs all over in Japan. We used to use a Tenugui as a bath towel to dry our body after taking a bath. I still remember my grandparents were using Tenugui every morning and night.
You don’t need to take big western bath towel to go to Onsen, please take a tenugui, that’s all you need! You may be surprised that tenugui is big enough to wipe all of your body dry. Believe it or not?

A little accent for your summer with tenugui, may bring you a smile on your face. “Summer decoration” from? Julie’s Garden, hope you have some of your own ideas for your summer!

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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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?From Ruri