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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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Hatched

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.76 – I love your Smile!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
Janet is wearing Ginko Tenugui as her head cover, tie a bow on side make her own elegant style.

Janet is wearing Ginko Tenugui as her head cover, ties a bow on the side, makes her own elegant style.

I received an e-mail from Janet yesterday. As soon as I opened my mail, her bright smile shined up on my computer screen.

She found our site through Yuriko, who runs Kimono Lily. Janet has been their good customer for years. Since under going chemo therapy, she is always looking for new ways to cover her head. Yuriko sent her to our site, and she found Tenugui as a new head wrap.

She told me that many tenugui designs have been very meaningful for her, and surely enjoys the beauty of Tenugui, everyday.

I love your Smile very much, Janet-san.
Life is very beautiful like your smile, and I am so glad that we have connected together through the internet, and through Tenugui… and most of all, through your Beautiful Smile.

blow-kiss

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.67 – The beauty is in that difference No.09 Life

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
nature life - photo by TETSU

nature life - photo by TETSU

light and shadow - photo by TETSU

light and shadow - photo by TETSU

silent breeze - photo by TETSU

silent breeze - photo by TETSU

A Japanese photographer TETSU took these photos in his home town, Nigata, Japan.
Can you feel light and shadow, silent breeze, and whisper from nature life…
I feel peaceful moment without any words.

Even I don’t know the name of these flowers, but I certainly feel life from his photos,
and they are very beautiful…

We live with many distracted objects and matters every day,
so we always need some kind of comfort to keep our balance well.
Good music, arts, books, movies…
many things bring us a piece of peace in our body and mind.

Hope Tenugui will bring you a nice breeze, like nature life…

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.64 – The beauty is in that difference No.08 Forget-me-not

Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Forget-me-not (wasure-nagusa) - photo by TETSU

Forget-me-not (wasure-nagusa) - photo by TETSU

Small White - photo by TETSU

Small White - photo by TETSU

a small white changes to a small yellow - photo by TETSU

a small white changes to a small yellow - photo by TETSU

A Japanese photographer TETSU took these beautiful photos in Nigata, Japan. The colors of flowers and a butterfly
They are perfect together, and this special day today!

A Forget-me-not (wasure nagusa 勿忘草) is one of my mother’s favorite flowers. I have not spent Mother’s Day with my mom for a long time… since I left my country when I was eighteen years old…

Forget-me-not… of course I remember, Mom!
A small white butterfly will bring you a word with beautiful Spring.

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Mom in Japan and Texas!!!!

Mother's Day Flowers

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.60 – The beauty is in that difference No.07 First Bloom

Friday, February 19th, 2010
First cherry blossom...

First cherry blossom... - photo by TETSU

bloom in the crystal ice

bloom in the crystal ice - photo by TETSU

first cherry blossom between seasons
first cherry blossom between seasons – photo by TETSU
The beauty is in that difference – No. 7 First Bloom

A Japanese photographer TETSU found first cherry blossom near he lives in Nigata, Japan. Tiny cherry flower blooming under the silver icecle… Spring will come very soon.

Sakura is cherry blossom in Japanese. Sending you a sign of Spring with his beautiful photos. The beauty is in that difference….

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.59 – The beauty is in that difference No.06 Lion Dance

Monday, February 8th, 2010
shishimai (lion dance) is Japanese traditional dance - photo by TETSU

shishimai (lion dance) is Japanese traditional dance - photo by TETSU

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a dancer wears tenugui as a head band

a dancer wears tenugui as a head band - photo by TETSU

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two dancers dance with harmony - photo by TETSU

two dancers dance with harmony - photo by TETSU

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cool shot of shishimai dance - photo by TETSU

cool shot of shishimai dance - photo by TETSU

Shishimai means Lion Dance in Japanese. The lion dance originaly came from India, and the Buddhist belief that the lion is regarded as a guardian creature. We can see Shishimai dances in New Years, or any celebration in Japan, as well as?in China. These photos were taken by a Japanese photographer, TETSU, in Nigata, Japan.? You may feel the movement of Shishimai dance from his photos.

February 14th is Valentine’s day, and also Chinese New Years, this year. You may see Lion Dance if you live near China town (or maybe in China) very soon! If not, let’s celebrate Lunar New Year together with TETSU’s lion dance photos!!!

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol. 54 – The beauty is in that difference No.05 The Polaris in Alaska

Sunday, December 27th, 2009
big diper in Alaska - photo by TETSU

big dipper in Alaska - photo by TETSU

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Aurora colors all over the sky in Alaska - photo by TETSU

Aurora colors all over the sky in Alaska - photo by TETSU

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The Polaris find your way - photo by TETSU

The Polaris shows your way - photo by TETSU

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A Japanese photographer TETSU visited Alaska in February and took these spectacular photos. I have never seen Aurora in my life, even though, I can feel the great energy of nature through his photos.

We are very small compared to Mother Nature. All the struggles that we have in our lives feel so tiny under the never ending stardust.
Life is very hard and beautiful… Sometimes, I loose my direction by many distractions inward and outward in my daily living, but I always can find my way – just like a traveler finds the Polaris in the sky.

Thank you very much for your support, and love of Tenugui through out 2009.
Tenugui and wuhao friends… they are my Polaris.

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.51 – The beauty is in that difference No.04 Grace of Tenugui

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Tenugui is a tool for Japanese Traditional Dance. - photo by TETSU

Tenugui is a tool for Japanese Traditional Dance. - photo by TETSU

The colors of tenugui and a Geisha dancer... beauty of Japan - photo by TETSU

The colors of tenugui and a Geisha dancer... beauty of Japan - photo by TETSU

Tenugui is a one of the tools for Japanese Traditional Dance.?TETSU is a Japanese photographer, and took these photos when he visited a small town in Nigata, Japan. A beautiful Geisha Dancer and flowing Tenugui?make? stunning harmony together…

Sending you a bit of Grace of Japan and Tenugui… hope they will add some colors into your day, today.

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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!!!!!

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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.

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From Ruri