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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 162 – Holiday POP UP @ The Brooklyn Kitchen

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Holiday POP UP

Holiday season is on the way!
We’ll attending HOLIDAY POP UP @ The Brooklyn Kitchen this coming Sunday (12/11) from 10am to 4pm.
Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!

See Event details below:

Join us for a festive holiday fair here at The Brooklyn Kitchen! Presented with Phaidon Press, this unique holiday pop-up includes makers of all kinds from around the world, and from right here in Brooklyn. We’ll also be having readings and activities for kids by authors Kevin Waldron (Harold’s Hungry Eyes) and Joshua David Stein (Can I Eat That?). For the adults, Daniel Burns will be signing copies of his book Food & Beer.

10:30 AM Author Kevin Waldron of Harold’s Hungry Eyes
11:30 AM Author Joshua David Stein and illustrator Julia Rothman of Can I Eat That?
2:00 PM Daniel Burns will be signing copies of Food & Beer

We’ll be joined by:
- Especially Puglia: Importers of the finest extra virgin olive oils from independent, organic farms in the Puglia region of Italy. They also curate artisanal foods made following Pugliese traditions.
- Pernt: Careful furniture makers using traditional techniques to create a modern aesthetic that upholds the ideals of a profound love for the art of furniture making and an ethical commitment to reducing waste.
- Phaidon.com: The premier global publisher of the creative arts working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children.
- Eatingtools: Inspired by the finely crafted tools built at the hands of friends in and around custom knife making, and with a love of all things food, Abe Shaw began forging a collection of culinary tools unlike any other.
- The Salty Road: A candy company that makes aerated sweets like Taffy and Caramels with only the finest ingredients, creating truly unique flavors.
- Bierbox: Inspired by friends and family that had either stopped homebrewing from lack of time, or wanted to start but didn’t know how or where to begin. This mail order service is making homebrewing more convenient, lowering the barrier to entry, and fostering homebrewing communities all over the country.
- Japanese Tenugui Art: These beautiful Japanese cotton towels are not only for wiping your hands but also have a number of traditional uses and applications.
- Lockstep Studios: A design collaborative creating works that replenish society & cultivate value in our communities, while promoting cultural health & wellbeing
- Rafter T Kitchen: thoughtfully designed, durable and handsome aprons, as well as linen napkins, tablecloths and more. Made right here in Williamsburg!
- Liz Stretch Ceramics: Beautiful handmade pottery from Williamsburg.

- to be continued….

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 160 – Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!!!!

This is our THANK YOU for your love of Tenugui all through the year, you will receive a FUROSHIKI CALENDAR 2017 when you order online, total 50-dollars or more!!!!
Only first 30-customer’s only, hurry and get your holiday Tenugui online!

2017 Calendar Furoshiki for you!

2017 Calendar Furoshiki for you!

Hope you’ll find your favorite tenugui and a Furoshiki Calendar for your holiday!

- to be continued…

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*)/

- to be continued…

From: Ruri
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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 40 – The NYC Japan Street Fair

Sunday, August 9th, 2009
The NYC Japan Street Fair will coming soon!

The NYC Japan Street Fair is coming soon!

We will attend The NYC Japan street fair on 8/23(SUN). It’s the first Japanese street fair at the Daytop Madison Avenue Festival. And of course we are the first Tenugui vendor! Please come and visit our booth when you are around. The fair will be held on Madison Avenue between 43rd street and 44th street, 11am to 6pm rain?or shine! Please?see details at The NYC Japan Street Fair site.

See you very soon!!!

See you very soon!!!

I am so excited about our attending!!!!!! See you very soon!!!!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

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.

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.23 – “Life” and “Hope” – Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26th, 2008
cathedral parkway subway station

cathedral parkway subway station

I would like to send short stories to you on this special day…
I often ask myself “what is the meaning of life?”, and I have never had an answer for it.
I saw a homeless man was sleeping on the other side of platform when I wait for my subway to work every morning. He was always there on the same spot at the station and I just wondered what the meaning of life meant to him…
The night before Christmas, I was standing in my same place?at the station but he was not there …

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market

We have many different faces and life...

We have many different faces and life...

I went to the Holiday Market at? Union Square last week. Many colorful vendors tents show us holiday cheers, even while?we have been struggling during these bad economy situations.
A weired looking old man was sitting on the stairs with his layerd rotten clothes and looked at me. I thought that he wanted to ask me for a quater or a penny, instead he gave me the most beautiful smile and said; “Happy Holidays!” I was shocked by his holiday greeting instead of asking me for some change, and soon I was embarrassed myself… Then he said; “Have a nice day, Lady!” I smiled and said; “Happy Holidays!”

the statue of liberty from the riverside park

the statue of liberty from the riverside park

It’s the Kippenbrock’s Christmas tradition to watch the movie “It’s a wonderful life” on the Christmas Eve since 1995. I skipped a few Christmas since I moved to New York but I watched it this year. As you know, this movie shows us Christmas Blessing, Family Bond… etc. I found a very important message last night that I had never gotten before… “What would this world be like if you were not here?”

I went to see Milk, the movie about Harvey Milk?this afternoon. I was deeply touched about him and his life, and it made me think about Life, Religion, Human Rights, and HOPE. I think that religion and politics should not be talked about at the same place, but unfortunately it happens often. Harvey Milk’s great work was not just for gay rights but for all people and their equality. He left us with “H-O-P-E” in our hearts.
Many good and unexpecting things have been happening in the world. “LIFE” and “HOPE” …?
I believe that each one of us has special meaning and I wish that we will always have “HOPE” in our hearts.??

These movies were perfect to see on this special day, and with my special one… Thank you for being here…

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2008

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2008

Radio City on Christmas Day

Radio City on Christmas Day

Thank you very much for all your supports to us and Tenugui this year.

Best Wishes to all…. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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- to be continued….

From Ruri