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Tenugui mumbling Vol.52 – Japan Art Masuri 2009

Friday, December 25th, 2009
wuhaonyc Artist Booth @ JAM 2009 - photo by Willson Lee

wuhaonyc Artist Booth @ JAM - photo by Willson Lee

Tenugui Ninja with UZUHI - photo by Willson Lee

Tenugui Ninja with UZUHI - photo by Willson Lee

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What is tenugui? I always enjoy to tell about Tenugui. - photo by Willson Lee

What is tenugui? I always enjoy to tell about Tenugui. - photo by Willson Lee

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We always have a fun with Tenugui - photo by Willson Lee

We always have a fun with Tenugui - photo by Willson Lee

Here are some photos from JAM 2009 (Japan Art Matsuri 2009) by Willson Lee. I surely enjoyed the event very much this year also, as you can see on the pictures!
Many talented Japanese artists, musicians, and dancers came to New York to make their dreams come true.? They work very hard everyday and night to make their living, and keep their spirits alive.
JAM is one of the best events for us to perform our daily efforts, and express our passion for the arts.
Thank you very much JAM and JAM support teams for giving us this very special opportunity.
And thank you again to everybody who came to share with us the great energy of Art Festival!!!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

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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From: Ruri

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!!!!

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.26 – Smile from New York – Japan Art Matsuri, Kimono de Night and Presidential inauguration 2009

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Japan Art Matsuri 2008 at Greenpoint Brooklyn

Japan Art Matsuri 2008 at the Polish & Slavic Center Greenpoint Brooklyn photo by Motoyuki Ishibashi

We joined Japan Art Matsuri 2008 (JAM2008) last November in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. JAM is an annual Japanese contemporary festival that is organized by Faune Dance Trope, who were celebrating 6th season. Many talented Japanese performers such as musicians, dancers, and artists who live in New York get together and share their amazing performances. This was our first show with JAM and we are so proud of ourselves to be their Tenugui vendor. I surely enjoyed showing our Tenugui Art and watching such energetic performances with an audience. It was the most remarkable Japanese festival for talented young artists in New York.
I would like to thank very much the Faune Dance Trope and JAM supporters that gave us a great opportunity. And many thanks to all the performers and the audience for sharing your great spirit with us… and bringing me a big smile!

kimono de night at tango

kimono de Night at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Kimono de Night is a monthly event that is organized by Feather Stone LLC ( Kumi Haneishi/President ). Most of the event members are Ms. Haneishi’s students and have taken lessons “HOW TO WEAR KIMONO YOURSELF”. Kimono is part of Japan’s great culture, that has many traditional values as well as complicated rules. It sounds silly but most of my generation can’t wear Kimono by ourselves even though we grew up in Japan. That was true for myself until I met Kumi-sensei.
She creates these events for the Kimono Lovers in New York to enjoy the Art of Kimono and also to encourage them to wear it themselves. So, we get together once a month with our beautiful Kimonos and have dinner or go to see performances like Opera, Dance, or even a comedy show. I always enjoy her events with my kimono, that has been handed down in my family that have many memories and stories. For instance, my mother wore it when she visited her future mother-in-law (my grandma) the first time, my aunt wore it when she came to see new born baby (me), and my grandmother wore it when she attended the ceremony of my grandfather’s receiving emperor’s medal… all Kimono are so special for me. And see! I use my Tenugui on my Kimono collar and enjoy my own style now. I am sure my Kimono is smiling the same as I do… and Yes, here in New York!

My dearest Kumi-sensei and Me! <br>I use my Tenugui on my Kimono collar as a new style.

My dearest Kumi-sensei and Me! I use my Tenugui on my Kimono collar as a new style.

January 20, 2009… It was a moment of history in the United State. I don’t like to watch too much TV, because it is too much information to me and also so negative. But I watched all day during inauguration and saw big shinny smile on all of America’s face. We all have many difficult problems and bad days in the midst of crisis. But I do believe that each of our SMILES will help us bring HOPE to pursue the new coming days…

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From: Ruri