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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 154 – Ghostbusters ?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Hum..... in front of our building....

Hum….. in front of our building….

I LOVE my office building, it’s old, it’s ugly, but full of old New York taste come with it.
High ceiling, old wood floor, and strange large bathroom…. all my favorite things.

And….. somehow….
Ghostbusters are in front of our building……

Life is a full of surprises!

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Dance

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.153 – Happy Pride Rainbow Noren

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Special Noren Project with IPPUDO

Special Noren Project with IPPUDO

We make your custom design Tenugui, and also original Noren (door screen) as well :-) So proud to working with IPPUDO New York for this special Noren Project, IPPUDO Rainbow Noren for this special day!

Please contact us anytime, if you are interested to making your own design Noren. We can make from 1-pc of order, just for you!

wuhao newyork Inc
225 W 36th Street, Room 604, NY, NY 10018
(Phone) 212 231 8126 (Email) info@wuhaonyc.com

June 26, 2016. we had the largest Pride march ever in New York. Here is some of photos from the parade.
Happy Pride!!!!!

For Orlando

For Orlando

Dancing Rainbow, great energy!

Dancing Rainbow, great energy!

Beautiful Queens!

Beautiful Queens!

Big Heart with Love

Big Heart with Love

Diving Team!

Diving Team!

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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

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.115 – SAKURA SAKU

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

SAKURA SAKU – means Cherry Flower Bloom, we uses this expression for notice a good news, like a exam. The opposed expression is SAKURA CHIRU – Cherry Flower fall down.

SAKURA (Cherry Blossom) is a very special flower for all Japanese people. Waiting first bloom during a long winter season,? welcome and celebrate new season and new life with SAKURA each year.

The beauty is in that difference… waiting for first bloom of SAKURA in NYC :-)

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.112 – Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Are you ready for Welcome year 2013?

Thank you very much for your love of Tenugui all year around. I love tenugui very much, … well as you know :-)
This simple rectangular 100% cotton cloth has unlimited possibilities, to design, to use… and each piece has a beautiful story behind it. We can feel changing season, warming holidays, bitter sweet memories… through Tenugui.

Many unexpected things had happened year 2012, many people died… lost their home, family, and friends… because of nature disaster, or human involved…. Many people are struggling to have foods and comforts in the many places. I am hoping that each one of us, will appreciate what we have in our hands, and sharing and giving what we have, and respect one’s life each other.

I always have my favorite tenugui in my hands, to wiping my happy and sad tears… Tenugui always gives me a warm comfort. Me and Tenugui are always together, for coming new year 2013 as well!
Wishing you a Happy New Year, and hoping you have your favorite tenugui in your hands on your good days and bad days, and please remember that? I am thinking about you, and wishing your happiness as always.

Happy New Year, Tenugui Fans!

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.103 – Jereme Sander’s Story

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

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Jereme is a Parkour practitioner, a member of the Tribe (Professional Parkour Team) and American Parkour, and also he is a Tenugui fan. You can find him at Tenugui on the street Vol.35 at our site.

Parkour originally came from France, and was used for Military education and training during World War I and II.? The main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing and jumping…. just like a Ninja!

This video is a story about Jereme Sanders; becoming and working to be a Parkour Traceur is not easy, but his passion and love of Parkour has touched my heart deeply.

It’s a great thing to have what you love most, and living your life doing what you love.
Life has many different forms, and I believe that your love and passion, and thoughts, create your destiny.

Wishing Happy Holidays,?Jereme and ?all Tenugui Fans!

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3D Santa

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.99 – TENUGUI MAGIC

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
odds and ends tenugui cloth, buttons, and Masaki yarn... my TENUGUI MAGIC WORLD

odds and ends tenugui cloth, buttons, and Masaki yarn... my TENUGUI MAGIC WORLD

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It has been in my thoughts since I had started my own Tenugui business in 2007, and finally It has arrived…? YES, it’s TENUGUI MAGIC!

I made a few movies showing you how to use Tenugui, and I called?them TENUGUI MAGIC. This 100% cotton rectangular cloth has many more possibilities than imaginable. It’s one of my dreams to create my own tenugui styles, and bring simple pleasures to you through this simple cotton cloth.

I always think about tenugui craftsman?in Japan when I hold tenugui?in my hand. Tenugui is created using the same method since the mid 1800′s, and is still made mostly by hand.? Washi paper stencil, molding, dyeing, washing and drying, and cutting each piece of Tenugui. I feel the tenugui spirit that has been carried along many decades of Japanese history.

TENUGUI MAGIC?is my own brand to provide new tenugui goods, and also, to?introduce you to the usability of Tenugui.? “Mottainai”?means don’t waste, and TENUGUI MAGIC was created along with Japanese economic philosophy, using odds and ends of Tenugui cloth or used tenugui (along with all the memories) reconstructed in various styles, and giving new life to a piece of cloth.
We will remake your favorite old tenugui?into a one of a kind accessory, bag, cover, box, or any other item.

“Reconstruct”, “Remake” and “Respect”….
I would like to express my appreciation to Japanese tradition and artisans.

My plan is to create a new sytle each month. Many more new styles are on the way, so please stay tuned?to TENUGUI MAGIC!

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.93 – Celebrate Towel Day 5/22!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Towel Day - Don't Panic

Do you know about Towel day? As matter fact, I didn’t know about it until TODAY! My sweet friend Emiko send me a link, as soon as I read about Towel Day, I was so excited!

What is Towel day?
Carry your towel the whole day with you, wherever you go.

When?
Every year at May 25th.

Where?
Of course everywhere you go.

And Why?
May 25th is the commemoration day for the Douglas Adams, the author of the world-celebrated book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, who unfortunately passed away 2001.
And a towel is the most useful thing, what anyone can have. To quote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

And this is a quote from Douglas Adams: The Hichhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy;

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with. ”

I’ll carry my Tenugui all day today anywhere I go, to Celebrate Towel Day!

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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.90 – How to use tenugui by Bunny-chan

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

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Bunny-chan is introducing you how to use Tenugui!

Bunny-chan is introducing you how to use Tenugui!

Her name is Bunny-chan, and she is introducing you how to use Tenugui! She loves Tenugui very much , as much as I do! This is a card holder for my new tenugui project “?I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project” , and my sweet friend Emiko put all my bunnies together on the card. (Thank you Emiko!!!!)
I designed and produced a special tenugui to help emotional support to the suvivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th, 2011.

When customers purchase “I HEART JAPAN” tenugui online or events, we’ll send a mame-shibori tenugui which has been very popular among the Japanese for centuries, with their care messages to the survivors. I choose a heart shaped card which I found them in Paper Source, Brooklyn, and I named it as Kokoro Card. Kokoro means Heart in Japanese…

This is a donation mame-shibori tenugui with Kokoro Card and bunny-chan card holder!

I would like to continue this project as long as I can, and my goal is for all the survivors to receive a tenugui and a kokoro card someday… and I am sure that Bunny-chan will bring a smile to them also.

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From: Ruri