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Tenugui mumbling Vol.131 – TENUGUI EASTER EGG for you!

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Tenugui Easter Basket for you :-)

Tenugui Easter Basket for you :-)

Easter Sunday is on the way! I found a perfect Easter egg for Tenugui Fans. It’s a perfect size for Tenugui Handkerchief, fit perfectly in the shell.  Just $1,  Tenugui Easter Egg is yours!
And More! You’ll receive a surprise from us in the eggshell \(*v*)/

Large Golden Tenugui Egg also available!

Large Golden Tenugui Egg also available!

And also, Large Golden Tenugui Egg is available now! The standard length Tenugui is perfectly fit in this Golden Egg! Available come with Bunny Tenugui, or Chidori (A thousand birds) Tenugui :-)

Isn’t so much fun?

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Child Basket

From Ruri

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.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.113 – Nian Nian You Yu!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Happy Chinese New Year, Tenugui Fans!

Nian Nian You Yu 年年有余 is the word for greeting Chinese New Year.
Nian Nian 年年 means every year, and You Yu 有余 is prosperity, and also same pronunciation Have Fish 有魚! That is why, using fish motif for the New Year Celebration!

Not only in China,? and also Tai-fish (Red Snapper) is a symbol of celebration in Japan. Kin-me-dai 金目鯛 is a Rea Snapper, and the pronunciation is same like Me-de-tai めでたい Congratulation in Japanese!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

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Fishy

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

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.88 – Happy Easter Tenugui mouse pad

Friday, April 1st, 2011

bunny tenugui as a mouse pad, and mameshibori as an arm rest, and a chick tape measure as a company

I spend most of my day on my computer 7-days a week, 365-days a year.?Did you know that Tenugui can be used as a mouse pad and an arm rest as well?

Here is my Easter theme mouth pad and an arm rest. My bunny tenugui is 9-years old, and mame-shibori (doted print) is 15-years old. Wow,? I realized now he (mame-shibori tenugui)?is very old!!!! Somehow I called my bunny tenugui as HER, and mame-shibori as HIM. strange? I purchased a chick tape measure in my favorite store Papar Presenation, in Chelsea recently. They are perfect together, and help my work!

Sometimes I’ll get tired even when working on?things that I’m devoted to… but Tenugui always?gives me nice warm cheers and comfort. Let’s have a cup of tea, and get back to my project!!!!!

And… I can’t wait to tell you about my new projetct to support Japan very very soon!!!!!!!

bunny

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.85 – Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival) “a Hint of Spring”

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

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My Hina-Ningyo.. 45-years old!

March 3rd is Hina-matsuri (Doll’s festival) in Japan. This is the day to celebrate young girls growing up and being happy. There is also Tango-no-sekku, or Kodomo-no-hi (Children’s day) in May to celebrate boys.

The photo of Hina-ningyo (Dolls) was made by my Aunt Yachiyo when I was born. They have been traveling many cities and many countries with me. I guess they would be eligible for tons of mileage.
Originally from Osaka Japan,? we moved to Yokohama first… and then to?Beijing, Dalian, and Shanghai, China… and then on the boat to Texas… and on the road to New York. Hope they like New York as much as I do now!

Life is very interesting, you never know what will come to you next. Sometimes people are afraid to change,?their location, school, work, partner, and life in general. Whatever it is, open your heart, open your eyes, and listen to your inner whispering… it will bring new possibilities to your life.

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Kimono de Jazz at the Kitano

Kimono de Jazz at the Kitano

?We had an event “Kimono de Jazz” at the Kitano?last month. I used my yellow komon Tenugui as a kimono collar, and combined it with the cherry petal Kimono that came from my mother. She said that she wore it for her college ceremony… over fifty years ago!!!! The elegance of Japan has carried over to the next generation… and with our own style!
I love both tradition and change! How about you, Tenugui fans?

Sending you a hint of Spring along with Hina-ningyo and Three Kimono beauties!!!

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.84 – Key to my Heart

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
key to my heart Tenugui and chocolate!

key to my heart Tenugui and chocolate!

Hope everybody had a great Valentine’s Day!?

It?is?the nice day to remember someone loves you very much. I got yellow roses, key to my heart tenugui and a chocolate from my dear friend. Who has a key to your Heart?

We feel a hint of Spring on the street in the Big Apple. Hoping we will have a key to Spring very soon!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Tenugui Fans!

frog-prince

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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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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