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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. 152 – Sumo Stew 5 @ The Brooklyn Brewery

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Special Sumo Tenugui for you!

Special Sumo Tenugui for you!

Hope you are enjoying the new starting year 2016!

We will attend Sumo Stew 5 (Sumo Party) at The Brooklyn Brewery this coming Wednesday.
This event has been started by Michael Harlan Turkell, the photographer based in Brooklyn, and Harry Rosenblum, the owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen last Spring.
They have been creating new Sumo wave in Brooklyn, and the crowds are getting bigger and bigger in each event!

I met Harry at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri last year, since then I have been attending the Sumo event.
Nice to meet many new Sumo crowds, such as very artistic people in Brooklyn, surely I am enjoying to be a part of the event as a Tenugui Vendor over the year!

We made a special Sumo Tenugui for the event on the photo above. You will receive this special tenugui for FREE at the event. Come and get your Sumo Tenugui at the event!!!!!!

1/20 (Wed) from 8 to 11pm @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St, New York, NY 11249)
Here is the link for your ticket;

Hope to see you on Wednesday!!!!!

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.145 – Stirling Sake @ Greenport

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Beautiful entrance!

Beautiful entrance!

Congratulation Stirling Sake (477 Main Street, Greenport, NY)!!!! Their Grand opening is on the way!

Special hand crafted Bar counter by Spanish artist :-)

Special hand crafted Bar counter by Spanish artist :-)

You can enjoy amazing Sake tasting at the hand crafted Bar at Stirling Sake :-)

Catch of the day!

Catch of the day!

And!!!! Beautiful Sushi Bar there :-)
Oh… I can’t wait to visit again at Stirling Sake!
By the way, we made their beautiful Noren too! Hand dyed in Tomoe Senko in Iwate :-)
Thank you so much for Stirling Sake and Tomoe Senko, let me made this special Noren.

Stirling Sake
477 Main Street, Greenport Suffolk, NY 11944
(Phone) 631 477 6782

- to be continued…



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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 136 – Enjoy Tenugui with The Five Senses

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


“Enjoy Tenugui with the Five Senses” , new Tenugui Event is coming this Thursday!  This special event is a collaboration with wine importer and the restaurant Tokyo Tapas Café in West Village in New York.

I would like to introducing you Tenugui through The Five Senses. Let’s Sneak Peek, how we use our Five Senses, and enjoy Tenugui.

Enjoy “The Five Elements” – tenugui installation and learn tenugui design, colors and history.

Try TENUGUI EXERCISE, simple stretch with a live piano performance.
Release tension, and relax your mind and body.

Learn Tenugui gift wrapping, and also, discover many different ways of using tenugui.

Experience Japanese low calorie potato called Konnyaku.
Enjoy five different Konnyaku tapas and a dessert.

Enjoy amazing aroma with two different kinds of wine, that specially selected for the event,
and paired with Konnyaku Tapas.

How are these all sounds for you, Tenugui fans?
DATE:  12/4 (Thu)  6:45pm Open  start from 7 to 8:30 pm
Venue: Tokyo Tapas Café (7 Cornelia Street / W 4 th street, NYC)
Cover charge $40 including Foods and Drink, and receive a free Tenugui  (30-guests only)

Reservation by phone or email to;
(Phone) 212 242 6333  Tokyo Tapas Café
(Email)   tokyotapascafenyc@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

… to be continued.


From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.105 – FULL MOON TENUGUI NIGHTS

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

We will attend new event “FULL MOON TENUGUI NIGHTS” at Umi-no-ie (86 E 3rd Street, NYC | Phone 646.654.1122) on 8/29 and 8/30. Umi-no-ie presents pairing Azuki dishes and Ama-zake Koji Shochu Cocktail, focus on the healthy diets, and I will show you mini Tenugui Yoga session and lectures on the Full Moon Night!
Tokyo Circus Ringmaster Yoshi will attend the event, and show you How to wear Tenugui Fundoshi also.

Please come and enjoy Full Moon nights with us at Umi-no-ie!

Date:?? 8/29 and 8/30? from 7 – 9:30pm
Place:? Umi-no-ie? (86 E 3rd ST, NYC between 1st and 2nd Ave)
Phone: 646.654.1122
Price:?? USD 40 (You will receive a compliment wuhaonyc Original Kiyoshi Yamashita Tenugui!)

Please call Umi-no-ie to reserve your sheet right now!!!!
Hope to see you all there!!!!!!

- to be continued…

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.97 – TENUGUI MAGIC Vol.06 summertime

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

TENUGUI MAGIC Vol.06 – summertime from Ruri Kippenbrock (wuhaonyc) on Vimeo.

Sending you a short movie of summer tenugui! You’ll see how to use Tenugui, and new tenugui products Tenugui uchiwa (fan) and Tenugui manegi (welcome sign) in the movie.
I had a really great time to shoot this movie by myself in the summer afternoon!

Happy 4th of July and Happy Summer with Tenugui \(*v*)/

Happy Hat

- to be continued…

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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 95 – Tenugui Magic Vol.05 How to use Tenugui by Sommelier Style

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Tenugui Magic Vol.05 – How to use TENUGUI by Sommelier Style from Ruri Kippenbrock (wuhaonyc) on Vimeo.

I visited Yasu-san at 15 EAST (15 E. 15th street, NYC) Japanese Restaurant the other day. Yasu-san always supports me and Tenugui since I started my own company in 2007.

After his long career in his food service business in New York, he went to Los Angeles and expolered new location?a few years. And now he came back to New York, and challenging his new carrea in 15 EAST. His excellent service is always touched my heart very deeply. I’ll definately go anyplace he’ll be for my very special day!

He shows me “How to use Tenugui by Sommelier Style” on this movie. Tenugui is a perfect cloth to dry and shine luxury glassware. Yasu-san said; Tenugui is a very simple and great cloth to wipe a glass, because you don’t need to wipe it twice. Tenugui absorbs all moisture, and fine fibers don’t stick on the glass. Usually, he have to use two different kitchen cloths to wipe a glass, one for dry and one for shine, but not with Tenugui!

Thank you Yasu-san for sharing this great technique with us, and thank you very much for your support of Tenugui and me always!!!!

? Drinking Red Wine

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.48 – Ramen and Tenugui

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Looking at Manhattan from New Jersey

Looking at Manhattan from New Jersey

I visited Mitsuwa Market, New Jersey?the other day. I’m asking myself?when was the last time I got out of Manhattan? It’s been a while, maybe more than 3-months ago? I think that Manhattan is a very strange place. Many people who live in Manhattan, they don’t get out of this tiny island often, because it has everything and every country here…

Santoka Ramen, ikura-don, nitamago and my favorite A-hum Tenugui

Santoka Ramen, ikura-don, nitamago and my favorite A-hum Tenugui

Mitsuwa Market is a HUGE Japanese market (more like a mall), and they have many Japanese restaurants in their food court. I had a ramen and Ikura-don (fish egg bowl), and nitama-do (Special boiled egg with soy flavor) in Santoka. I was reading Japanese newspaper NY Japion, and having my ramen lunch set… ummmm….
I forgot where am I a moment.

I always take my Tenugui when I go out. Tenugui is a very handy tool in many ways, especially having soupy noodles. You don’t have to worry about your mess, if you have a Tenugui! Don’t forget to take your tenugui, when you go to have a bowl of Ramen tonight!!!

- to be continued…

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.41 – wuhaonyc on the Madison Avenue!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
our Tenugui Art booth on the Madison Avenue

our Tenugui Art booth on Madison Avenue

We attended the NYC Japan Street Fair on 8/23 (Sun) with Brooklyn bug New York Vintage. We caught a few drops of rain while setting up our booth, but it mostly stopped during the event, “Thank you Heaven!” Between 43rd and 44th street on Madison avenue, many visitors were wondering around and enjoying Japanese festival spirits there, food, music, performance and… yes, We are wuhaonyc Tenugui Art! Thank you very much for coming to our booth and sharing the beauty of Japanese Tenugui with us!

Yoshiko-san and Miho-san Kimono Beauty

Yoshiko-san and Miho-san Kimono Beauty

?I saw many old friends and new friends since I moved to NYC almost 4-years ago. One of my friends that I met?when I was taking a short course at Columbia University came to our booth and gave us a big Happy surprise! I had not seen her for a while, and she came to the fair with her beautiful baby. Congratulation for your new family!!!
My kimono friends Yoshiko-san and Miho-san came with their beautiful kimono! Tenugui and Kimono beauty, what a perfect couple!

Super wuhao supporter Gosha!

Super wuhao supporter Gosha!

And…. Thanks to our super support staff Gosha-kun! His powerful voice and wonderful performance totally attracted visitors. He is a member of UZUHI, Japanese acoustic punk band and running around the city for their performances. Thank you very much Gosha-kun for your super super SUPER support to us!

Our upcoming event is New York?Anime Fesitival?from 9/25-27 at the Javits Center, NYC. We would like to attend many events showing you the beauty of Tenugui and wuhao styles at the site.
I always love to see my friends and visitors at the booth, and also?YOU,?our dear wuhao Friends!
See you soon again at our upcoming events!!!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.32 – Tenugui on the NY Japion – Take care with Tenugui

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
A short story about Ruri and Tenugui on the NY Japion

A short story about Ruri and Tenugui on the NY Japion

A short story about myself and Tenugui was in the Japanese weekly newspaper NY Japion on April 17, 2009. You will find the article on their website now. Please click here to visit ejapion web-site!

people and people and more people... in the sheep meadow, Central Park

people and people and more people... in the sheep meadow, Central Park

I went to Central Park last Sunday with my dear friend. The weather had jumped to summer suddenly… It’s still end of April, but all New Yorkers can’t wait till summer! I surely enjoyed a moment of sunshine with my Tenugui there… and oops.
It’s very hard to adjust body temperature during this season in New York… from 90F (32℃) to 45F (7℃). This is not my plan, but I got a sore throat, runny nose… knock knock… who is there?
Oh well…. I got a cold!

my favorite matzo ball soup - uses a Tenugui as a table napkin

my favorite matzo ball soup using a Tenugui as a table napkin

Do you know matzo ball? Matzo ball is Jewish traditional dumpling (no meat in it) usually served in chicken stock. The first time I had a matzo ball soup was in the Metro Diner?on my birthday two years ago. Since then, I am a big fan of Matzo Ball Soup! I have found many country’s own cuisine, and also different cultures since I moved to NY. Surely makes me feel that I live in the Melting Pot! Finding new things, foods, cultures, languages… are very interesting to me. To knowing the differences will help to understand others who have different backgrounds. And I believe that the knowledge will UNITED us…?Anyway…. let’s stop my mumbling here…
a cup of matzo ball soup?, Tenugui and a spice of LOVE… were the best medicines for me when I was sick.

The news tells us about swine flu all day long. It’s very important to know and understand the right information and how to deal with the environment around you. Please keep your immune system up, and take good care of yourself… I do same things, too!? Take care, everybody!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri