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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.118 – Cute Tenugui Headwrap :-)

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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Found cutest Tenugui Headwrap on Youtube :-)
Title – Introducing Cute Tenugui Wrap by Chiko, Manager of Uniwa

As you know, Tenugui can be used many different ways, more than you can imagine, and has unlimited possibilities to use Tenugui.
Chiko-san was added one folding before wrapping around her head, then making beautiful style with her Tenugui!
I think this is the cutest Tenugui head cover so far, I have been seen. One simple fold making a big style accent, totally amazing!

Enjoy her stylish Tenugui Hairband and her beautiful smile :-)
Thank you very much sharing your Tenugui Smile with us!

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.91 – Precious Life… on Earth Day

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

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My sweet friend Emiko sent me this video the other day, because she knew I am a big fan of Dr. Andrew Weil. I would like to share this beautiful movie “Gaia Symphony” on Earth Day!

You may see Tenugui in many scenes in this short film, Takako Takano (Environment Educator) is wearing a tenugui as a head wrap, Greg Lemond (a former champion of road bicycle racer) is taking a dip?in the?Japanese hot spring, and people are covering their heads with white tenugui while attending Japanese ritual ceremonies….

I have started my new Tenugui project “I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project” since last week to help support the survivors of Japan earthquake and Tsunami. It helps in supporting the survivors, by sending tenugui and care messages to them. I have received many messages from Tenugui fans. It has been a very precious moment for me to get a messages from the supporters, and write it down on a heart shaped card to the survivors. You can see all care messages that we have received on our site now.
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And guess what?
You may find Dr. Weil’s message to the Japanese survivors on “Message from Around the World” at our site also!

Life is very precious, we never know what will happen tomorrow. Let’s be thankful for what we have now, and thankful for the life we have… We all live on this blue round earth together…

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.82 – Parkour the Art of Action

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Jereme is one of a first practitioners of Parkour in the Texas area, having started in 2004. His experience and unique style has given him the opportunity to do many performances and workshops for Parkour all over the world on behalf of American Parkour and their Performance team The Tribe. He also is the first traceur(practitioner of Parkour) to start public classes in the San Antonio area through Primal Fitness, the first Parkour gym in the world!

One day, I received an e-mail from Jereme, and introduced me about Parkour. I was totally amazed his parkour training, like a ninja, like a?superman.? Jumping from the wall to wall, He is like a bird… climbing trees… like a Leopards. It’s totally the ARTS OF ACTION.

Jereme is a Tenugui Fan as well! He said that Tenugui is a perfect head cover during his parkour practice.
We are very pleased to be his Tenugui sponser from New Year 2011!?

Check it out his amazing parkour training with his Tenugui at our site!

Jereme is a parkour practitioner.

Jereme is climbing on the wall, like a Ninja!

Jereme jumps like a bird.

Jereme jumps like a bird.

Jereme with a Bamboo Tenugui. He looks so cool!

Jereme with a Bamboo Tenugui. He looks so cool!

Smiley enters the new year

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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.

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.73 – Tenugui ideas from wuhao friends

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Andrew is an artist. He uses tenugui as a face mask when he makes his compositons.

Andrew is an artist. He uses tenugui as a face mask when he makes his compositons.

Hope you are enjoying your summer (or maybe winter?) where ever you are.

We received a few photos from our wuhao friends. I?never thought that Tenugui could be used as a mask! Andrew-san is an artist and lives in California. He?discovered tenugui from his dear friend, and since then, he is a big tenugui lover. He told me that he never forgets to take tenugui anywhere he goes.?

Summer festival in Naeba, Japan. Many visitors use tenugui as hats! Can you see them?

Summer festival in Naeba, Japan. Many visitors use tenugui as hats! Can you see them?

Ayumi-san sent us a photo from Japan. She went to Naeba, and joined the summer festival. She said that tenugui is very popular in Japan now, especially in the summer festival. People use it as a towel, a hat, a head wrap… etc etc. Enjoy summer and tenugui~~~~ Yes, It’s Summer~~~~!

Thank you for sharing your tenugui photos, Andrew-san and Ayumi-san!
We always welcome your tenugui photos and stories on our site.
so please don’t be shy! Let us hear from you and about your Tenugui story!
Looking forward to hear from y’all soon!

Have a wonderful summer with your Tenugui, dear wuhao fiends!
Shy Whistler

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.49 – The beauty is in that difference No.03 Matsuri

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
Happi (robe), Hachimaki (head-band) and Happy smile - Symbol of Matsuri - photo by TETSU

Happi (robe), Hachimaki (head-band) and Happy smile - Symbol of Matsuri - photo by TETSU

omikoshi (small shrine) is the main act in MATSURI - photo by TETSU

omikoshi (small shrine) is the main act in MATSURI - photo by TETSU

Matsuri is a festival in Japanese. People wear Happi (robe) and tie a?Hachimaki (Tenugui headband)? on their heads, and carry Mikoshi (a small shrine) all around the city. These lively photos took by TETSU in Japan. We can feel Matsuri spirit from his photos.

Dear wuhao friends, guess what?
Japan Art Matsuri 2009 will be held this weekend in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! The 7th annual Japan Art Matsuri is presented by Faune Dance Troupe, many talented dancers, singers, Samurai performance, bands, and artists will be gathered together and showing their art of work there. Oh, our favorite Japanese Acoustic Punk Band UZUHI will be on stage also. Not only that, we will have MIKOSHI performance during stages, just like Japanese Matsuri!
And of course, we will join this year also as a tenugui artist booth.

Please come and join Japanese Art Matsuri with us! Looking forward to seeing you there!!!!!

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.35 – Dots Dots Tenugui in summer style

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
hand printed dots polo-tee with blue dots Tenugui

hand printed polo-tee with blue polka dots and Tenugui

Sky is blue and trees are green… Yes, it’s almost summer in New York. Here are some fashion tips for your summer – dots dots summer style!

perfect coordinate - polka dots polo tee with blue dots tenugui

perfect coordinate - polka dots polo tee with blue dots tenugui

This handsome polo shirts came from Japanese brand “CASSAVES”, each are hand-printed, just like our Blue dots Tenugui! You may purchase this polo at ALOHA RAG (505 Greenwich street, NY, NY), and AR staff, James, shows you how to coordinate them together!

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A bubble tenugui uses as a scarf

A bubble tenugui makes a great scarf

I bought this white sheer tank at ALOHA RAG?also. The summer white dots make my bubble tenugui look more colorful. I love using tenugui as a scarf and also as a head accessory.

Uses a bubble tenugui as a head wrap

Use a bubble tenugui as a head wrap

Simply wrap your head with a Bubble Tenugui, add summer feeling in to your whole outfit. And of course tenugui will protect you from sunlight also!

Dots Dots Tenugui in early summer style, would you like to try some?

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.31 – Beautiful Day in DC

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
Cherry blossom stream around Tidal Basin - photo by Mune Ishida

Cherry blossom stream around Tidal Basin - photo by Mune

We attended the largest Japanese street festival, 49th Sakura Matsuri in Washington DC on April 04 (Sat). We left our office at 3am and went straight to DC… arrived at 8am. Dark New York night to sunny morning in DC, spring blue sky smiled with…. BIG WIND!

Big wind blew everything away including tents!

Big wind blew everything away including tents!

All the Sakura Matsuri staff members and vendors struggled with big winds for setting up their booth… Finally water tanks came and held the tents on the ground tightly. Oh… please… stop wind…. my prayer like a whisper… unfortunately our tenugui flew around our booth like spring butterflies

people.. people... and more people!

people.. people... and more people!

The festival started at 11am. People.. people… and more people showed up on Pennsylvania Avenue. I am not sure how many visitors came to the festival, but at least 150,000 people were there I guess!

The best smile with her new sakura sakura tenugui

The best smile with her new sakura sakura tenugui

Many people came to our booth. Some of them already knew what is Tenugui, and some did not. One girl and her family visited our Tenugui booth. They picked a plum tree mansion Tenugui and Sakura Sakura Tenugui. I am so happy to see that they really liked their new things “TENUGUI”. I should have asked her name… she has the best smile with her Sakura breezy headband. I named her “My Smiling Angel”.

Cool buddies with Cool wraps!

Cool buddies with Cool wraps!

I forgot to ask their names too… They picked a Kiyoshi Yamashita Tenugui and a Cricket tenugui. “Cool wraps for Cool Buddies” – How handsome they are!

My very special friend Deirdre...

My very special friend Deirdre...

I got a special gift in this event. I have run my own Tenugui business since 2007. We strictly do online business, so no shops in New York. I believe that I could introduce Tenugui through internet worldwide. And also, I believe that I could connect with you through this square computer screen where ever you are. But also… I do know that it makes me so happy more than anything?to meet with wuhao friends – face to face!
Deirdre is one of my customers and she has always a special place in my heart since she sent me an e-mail last year. Deirdre and her husband Kim with their little puppy Fin came to our Tenugui booth without me knowing! How sweet surprise… ?jump out from the square screen and we finally met each other at the Sakura Matsuri! Even more, she brought her favorite Summer Hanabi Tenugui and showing me how much she loves it. Thank you so much for the sweet surprise Deirdre, Kim and Finn! You are always in my heart and you show me what is my life job. I hope and I know that Tenugui always brightens up?our new day. Dear Deirdre, Kim and Finn… please come back and come to see me again next year also. Let’s celebrate the cherry blossoms and our new spring together!

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Super staffs - Izumi and Emi, You are the best!

Super staff - Izumi and Emi, You are the best!

And…. my super staff Izumi and Emi! I know that I could not have done this event without you both. Big wind… thousands thousands people… You both have great spirits and perfect teamwork together. I realized that any kind of job cannot be done without support…, have to have a great team! Thank you very much for your wonferful work, Izumi-chan and Emi-chan. I am so glad to meet you both and hope see you again soon!

And thank you very much Japan America Society of Washington DC for giving us this great oppotinity to show our Tenugui!!!

Beautiful Day in DC… I found what I would like to do for my future with my Tenugui. And most of all… face to face… with voice, with expression, with smile and with hug… we really need that for our life.

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Tenugui mumbling vol.25 – Music has no boundary at the Knitting factory

Monday, January 12th, 2009
Japanese Acoustic Punk Band "UZUHI"

Japanese Acoustic Punk Band UZUHI

I went to?”IN THE SUN Vol.4″ live?concert in the Knitting Factory other day. One of our wuhao friend Shusuke is a member of UZUHI and he played his drum there. UZUHI is a Japanese Acoustic Punk Band (Vocal: Gosha, Guitar: Katsuragi, Keyboard: Tsubasa, Drum: Inashu) that has been playing around New York City.

They performed their original Japanese Punk songs, and jumping, shouting, swinging, and dancing… All bands members and an audience got together shared great sounds and energie there – “Music has no boundary” YES, Surely I got that feeling from them.

I hope that our Tenugui will be “Tenugui has no boundary!” like “UZUHI” ‘s great spirit.
Thank you very much Inashu-san and UZUHI to share this great moment with us. Here is a short crip that I took at the Knitting Factory. Please Enjoy great positive energie from UZUHI!

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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