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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.134 – Legendary Character (TATOO TENUGUI)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Japanese Legendary Character

Japanese Legendary Character

I am very excited our new collaboration with HORISHI (Tattoo Artist) – TATTOO TENUGUI  collection just arrived at wuhaonyc.com.

This TATTOO tenugui using five Japanese legendary character in design. Let me introduce you these character today :-)

Tengu, Okame, Oni, Hyottoko and Hannya

Tengu, Okame, Oni, Hyottoko and Hannya

From left to right toward to you;

TENGU – Tengu is a type of legendary creature, and also considered a type of Shinto god. The character usually has a long nose.

OKAME – Okame also called Otafuk, is a legendary comical female character, Okame means Tortoise symbol for long life, and Otafuku means Much Good Fortune.

ONI – Oni is a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls.

HYOTTOKO – Hyottoko is a legendary comical male character in Japan. The origin of the name comes from hi ( fire) and otoko (man) because the character is blowing fire with a bamboo pipe,
that is why he has a funny shaped mouth. He wearing Mame-shibori which is the most typical dots printed Tenugui.

HANNYA – Hannya is a character of a jealous female demon or serpent. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth split from ear to ear. The name Hannya is a Japanese word for wisdom.

Very Cool, aren’t they?

- to be continued….
Ghetto Fab

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!!!!!!

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From: Ruri
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Tenugui mumbling Vol.94 – The Japan Block Fair – Thank you for supporting Japan!

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Japan Block Fair 2011 from yusuke shibata on Vimeo.

We just received a movie of the Japan Block Fair on 5/22 by Yusuke Shibata. I would like to share our love to Japan with all of you.

Thank you very much for your support to Japan…

thank-you

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.92 – Tea and Tenugui Event @ in pursuit of Tea

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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window Tenugui display at in pursuit of Tea, SOHO shop (33 Crosby street)

window Tenugui display at in pursuit of Tea, SOHO shop (33 Crosby street) - photo by Ana

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Sebastian is a co-founder of in pursuit of Tea. His love of Tea, bring all visitors to the tea world.

Sebastian is a co-founder of in pursuit of Tea. His love of Tea, bring all visitors to his Tea world. photo by Ana

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We had Tea and Tenugui event at in pursuit of Tea on 5/11 (Wednesday). It was one of the nicest days of the year. I specially picked Spring Bloom Tenugui?for the event. The colors of Tenugui had brightened up their brick walls, and?I really enjoyed displaying them.

Sebastian chose Japanese green tea?for the event, and all visitors tried Sen-cha, Kuki-cha, and Genmai-cha from small tea manufactures, which is not easy to buy in New York!

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many tea lovers came to the event, and they enjoyed my Tenugui display as well!

many tea lovers came to the event, and they enjoyed my Tenugui display as well! - photo by Ana

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Many tea lovers came to the event, and some of them have never seen Tenugui before. I surely enjoyed the time with them, and all of us almost forgot time there.

Always welcome and nicely, slowly… Time is passing?at in pursuit of Tea SOHO shop. I love their shop very much. Give me a nice sigh with a cup of Tea, bring me in to the Tea World. No matter what, let?my busy mind go?a moment in in pursuit of Tea…? Please stop by if you are around Crosby street!

We will have Tea and Tenugui event monthly, and our next event will be in July. I can’t wait to show you another TT (Tea and Tenugui) collaboration very soon!

Thank you Ana and Sebastian for giving me this special opportunity to introduce Tenugui to Tea lovers, and making Tea and Tenugui come together!!!

thank-you

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.80 – AMANOGAWA by The Kitsune Ensemble

Sunday, December 5th, 2010
Billy Fox - composer & director of The Kitsune Ensemble

Billy Fox - composer & director of The Kitsune Ensemble

Arei Sekiguchi - Drum The Kitsune Ensemble

Arei Sekiguchi - drum

Christopher Hoffman - chello

Christopher Hoffman - chello

Gary Pickard - clarinet

Gary Pickard - clarinet

John Savage - flute

John Savage - flute

Miki Hirose - trumpet

Miki Hirose - trumpet

Yayoi Ikawa - keyboards

Yayoi Ikawa - keyboards

Yoshi Waki - bass

Yoshi Waki - bass

The Kitsune Ensemble

The Kitsune Ensemble

On Friday Decemver 17th at 8pm, AMANOGAWA will premiere at the New York Center for Art & Media Studies in Manhattan. Inspired by the Tanabata Legend, this hourlong production combines original music with contemporary theatrical techniques inspired by the Kuroko stagehands of Kabuki Theatre.

Composed by Billy Fox, with theatrical direction by Tomi Tsunoda, AMANOGAWA conbines classical, modal jazz and free improvisation, while also subtly drawing from traditional Japanese elements such as Koto tuning and Shakuhachi flute stylings.

Improvising chamber group The Kitsune Ensemble is comprised of Billy Fox as a composer & director, has previously performed at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, the Planet Arlington World Music Series, and Manhattan’s Spring Fever Festival.

The legend of Tanabata (“Evening of the Seventh”) concerns the divine lovers Orihime (“Weaving Princess”) and Hikoboshi (“Cow Herder Star”) who are banished by Tentei (“Sky King”) to opposite sides of the impassable Amanogawa (“River of Heaven” Milky Way). On one day each year, the lovers are allowed to reunited… only to be torn apart again for the rest of the year.

The annual Tanabata Matsuri (festival), celebrate each July 7 or August 7 in numerous areas of Japan, is considered a time of hope and celebration. But AMANOGAWA interprets the story in an unconventional way, seeing the Tanabata legend as a rebuke against imposed social and occupational roles that inhibit our deepest desires and passions as individuals.

We furnished Tenugui to The Kitsune Ensemble for their World Premiere of Amanogawa. I am so excited to see how Tenugui can be used in AMANOGAWA…?
If you have any chance, please come and see their performance at the theater. Of course, I’ll be there also!

Event: World Premiere of AMANOGAWA
Date: Friday December 17th. 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Venue: New York Center for Art & Media Studies
Address: 44 W 28th street. 7th floor, NY, NY 10001
Ticket: $10 at the door
Information:? www.kitsuneensemble.org/news.html

Hope to see you there!!!!!

band

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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!!!!!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.47 – The Beauty is in that difference No.02 – Autumn Colors

Monday, November 2nd, 2009
nana-kamado (nandina) by TETSU

nana-kamado (nandina) by TETSU

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autumn red by TETSU

autumn red by TETSU

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autumn palette by TETSU

autumn palette by TETSU

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autumn color by TETSU

autumn color by TETSU

“The Beauty is in that difference” – Vol.02 Autumn Colors

Dear wuhao Friends, Sending you “The beauty is in that difference” – Autumn Colors from Japan.

- to be continued…

From Ruri