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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.166 – Open Studio @ IPPIN PROJECT STORE

Monday, November 20th, 2017
OPEN STUDIO at IPPIN PROJECT STORE

OPEN STUDIO at IPPIN PROJECT STORE

Holiday seasons are on the way!
We are pleased announce first open studio to sneak peek the selected items and new Japanese Artisanal items at IPPIN PROJECT STORE.
We are going to have pre-order sales and Japanese Tenugui wrapping workshop!

Here is our open studio schedule:
December 1 (Fri)   12 to 7:30pm
December 2 (Sat)  12 to 5pm
December 5 (Tue) 12 to 5pm
December 8 (Fri)  12 to 7:30pm
December 9 (Sat)  12 to 6pm

Japanese Tableware Pre Order Sale
Artisan Potter Koji Kitaoka
Awabiware by Junichi Okamoto

Tenugui Gift Wrapping Workshop @wuhao newyork
December 8 (Fri) start 6:30pm
December 9 (Sat) start 1pm / Start 3pm
$20 per session included one Tenugui for you!
RSVP  send email to ruri@wuhaonyc.com
(Phone) 212 231 8126

Hope to see you at our showroom (225 W 36th Street, Room 603 & 604, NY, NY 10018)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Tenugui fans!!!

to be continued….
From Ruri

 

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 146 – Calligraphy Artist with Tenugui

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
How to use Tenugui by Calligraphy Artsit Masako Inkyo

How to use Tenugui by Calligraphy Artsit Masako Inkyo

Tenugui can be used many different ways. Here is one idea by an amazing Calligraphy master Ms. Inkyo.

This is another way!

This is another way!

How she will fold her blush case in Tenugui?
Here you go!!!!!!

Wrapped with a watermelon tenugui :-)

Wrapped with a watermelon tenugui :-)

Beautiful!!!!!!!
Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful photos with us, Ms. Inkyo :-)
Here is her web-site, please check it out about Shodo and Masako Inkyo the great Calligraphy master.

Masako Inkyo
http://masako-inkyo.com/

… to be continued…
Bunny

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol. 130 – THE SEA by Katsushika Hokusai

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
One of the best artwork by Hokusai

One of the best artwork by Hokusai

I love Ukiyo-e very much. Ukiyo-e is Japanese Woodblock printing, it has variety of printing available to see in the museum and gallery.

Hokusai Katsushika’s the view of Mt. Fuji are very famous series of his Ukiyoe. This big wave – is one of the most popular one, might you have seen in Japanese restaurant. We have this wave design tenugui at our site also :-)

The Sea – exhibition will coming from 3/13 at Ronin Gallery (425 Madison Ave at 49th street, NYC), and we can enjoy Japanese Woodblock paint there, including Hokusai!
http://roningallery.com/

Always something happening in New York City, even Japanese Art!
Yes, I LOVE NEW YORK!

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 Sign I Love You

From: Ruri

 

Tenugui mumbling Vol.127 – Welcome Year 2014

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Japanese New Year Decoration

Japanese New Year Decoration

Getting ready for welcome New Year 2014?
This is Japanese New Year decoration, called SHOGATSU KAZARI tenugui.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

Tokono-ma is a small corner space in the Japanese room, decorate with seasonal objects, flower arrangements, or wall hanging such as called KAKE-JIKU to welcome family and friends, and also new seasons.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a Japanese traditional new year decoration made with sticky rice. Kagami means mirror, and Mochi is rice cake. Kagami mochi first appeared in Muromachi Period (14 to 16th Century), it usually consists two round rice cake, and one Japanese orange called Dai Dai. Two round stacked rice cake is symbolized the going and coming New Year, the human hearts, yin and yang, and the moon and the sun. Dai Dai orange is symbolized generations, wishing families continues to next generation.

Are you ready for year 2014?
Wishing you all the best of year 2014, a Happy New Year Tenugui fans!

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Champagne bottle accident

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.119 – Flower Arrangement with Tenugui

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Beautiful Flower Arrangement with Tenugui by Janet

Beautiful Flower Arrangement with Tenugui by Janet

I just received a beautiful flower from Janet-san. She is a Tenugui fan and also a cancer survivor. We introduced her on our site before, and will celebrate her three years anniversary of Cancer Free very soon!
I have never seen Garlic Fireworks Flower in my life, so this is it! The shape of Garlic Flower is so lively, and love the elegant natural curve on the stem. Janet-san decorate with a blue base and her favorite Tenugui, what a beautiful decoration!

Thank you very much Janet-san to sharing your beautiful Flower Decoration with us.
And I am very happy to celebrate your three years anniversary together here!

Happy Anniversary, Janet-san \(*v*)/

with my Love….

 

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Bunny

From: Ruri

 

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.117 – Tenugui Money Wrap

Monday, April 29th, 2013
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Japanese traditional style money envelop made with Sakura Tenugui! A Musubi-kiri bow is suitable to use for a wedding or any other celebrations, except a baby shower.

It’s Spring time, season of Graduation and Wedding, and many celebrations are on the way. We have a great gift idea for your family and friends, TENUGUI MONEY WRAP!

In Japan, we also customarily send some money as a gift for celebration, so their family and friends can use it for their future needs. We have a special money envelop, called O-SHU-GI BUKURO (お祝儀袋), means Celebration Envelop. Usually, comes with two parts, a white paper envelop for putting money, and outer wrapping with Japanese washi paper, and then, ties a bow with Japanese traditional strings called Mizuhiki.

Mizuhiki has some traditonal rules; let me explain about Mizuhiki. See the photo below;
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The top one called HANA-MUSUBU, just like a standard bow knot. HANA-MUSUBU can unwind and make a knots in many times, so it uses for the event desired to occur repeatedly, like a new born baby and anniversary.

The middle one called MUSUBI-KIRI. MUSUBI-KIRI was knotted very tightly, and can’t unwind after made a knot, so it uses for the event not desired to occur again, such as wedding, celebration for the recovery. MUSUBI-KIRI is also used for funeral and memorial ceremony, but only uses black and white strings, instead red and white (or other colorful colors).

The last one called AWAJI-MUSUBI, AWAJI-MUSUBI was knotted tightly and many circle layers, wishing a long relationship, so it uses for the event like a wedding or anniversaries as well.

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KICHO design with Musubi-kiri bow is a perfect money wrap for Wedding, and any celebrations, except a baby shower.

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OWL DESIGN and HANA-MUSUBI is a perfect money wrap for baby gift and graduation, birthday, and any events want to have repeatedly.

Tenugui Money Wrap is made with a half size Tenugui, so can be used as a Handkerchief later, and keep it with a beautiful celebration memory.
Isn’t so lovely idea?

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Bride

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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.110 – Tenugui Noren

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Tenugui Fan Yolin's Tenugui Noren

Tenugui Fan Yolin made Tenugui noren with two First Sunrise Tenugui

Tenugui Fan Yolin sent us a photo to sharing his Tenugui Noren with us! He used two First Sunrise Tenugui, and made a hem on the top of Tenugui for a rod. Can you see details on his Noren?? The cloud lined up together, cranes are flying toward each other… you know why? Because he used one tenugui face up, and the other uses reverse side, that is why he can made this detailed design. Only Japanese chusen tenugui can make this amazing trick!

Two cherry blossom tenugui can make a big one tree!

Two cherry blossom tenugui can make a big one tree!

Check this photo! I framed two Cherry Blossom tenugui, one is face up, and the other uses reverse side, and hang them on the wall next together. What you see on the wall?? Yes, one big Cherry Tree!

Japanese Chusen method came up over 100 years ago. Using this special dye method, and we can be able to dye both face and reverse side, dye through colors both side. That is why, chusen tenugui can make this special trick!

It’s a Tenugui Magic, Viva Tenugui \(*v*)/

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From: Ruri
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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

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.89 – A Peace of Cloth – Quilting Arts

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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Title "Japanese Rhapsody in Blue" completed in June 2009

My happiest time is reading messages from Tenugui fans everyday. Sometime I receive letters, e-mail, and photos.
I always smile myself,?and imagine their smiling faces with their?tenugui. Some tenugui fans are martial arts practitioners, Kendo players, cancer patients, and some of them are artists,?musicians, sushi chefs…??and also quilting artists.
I am so happy to know that many people love?tenugui in many different ways, that’s exactly what I like to see. Tenugui has limitless possibilities, and no boundaries.

Elisabeth-san?is an amazing quilting artist, and also a member of the Japan Quilting Group in Australia?. She visited Japan a few years ago for her quilting tour, and fell in love with Japan and Japanese traditional textile, especially indigo cottons (aizome). I can see her love of Japan from her compositions.

The first quilt is called “Japanese Rhapsody in Blue”, it was completed in June 2009. This quilt is machine-pieced and hand-quilted.

Title "Noshi Matters" completed in Jan 2011

Title is Noshi Matters, completed in January 2011

The second quilt is called “Noshi Matters”, and was completed in early January, 2011. Noshi is a bow, and is used during very special Japanese traditional occasions. Machine-pieced and hand-quilted, the size is 36 by 63 inches.

Title is My Japanese Journey - her new composition

Title is My Japanese Journey - her new composition

Kimono, Japanese houses, and flowers... so beautiful together

Kimono, Japanese houses, and flowers... so beautiful together

The last composition is called “My Japanese Journey”, machine-pieced and hand-appliqued, with sashiko, and she is working on hand-quilting now. The size is 58 by 73 inches. I can see her beautiful memory of Japan trip on her quilt.

A Peace of cloth…. that I felt from her compositions. A precious fabric was sewed and linked together, and she put a life into her quilts.? I think Quilting Arts are just like a magic!

Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful quilts and your love of Japan with us. The beauty of Japan will stay forever in your blue peace of cloth….

thank-you

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From: Ruri