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Tenugui mumbling Vol.133 – Sending your Love to Someone Special

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Hand-crafted paper is came from Florence, Italy.

Hand-crafted paper is came from Florence, Italy.

We have started free message service, sending a message card to your family, friends, and someone very special with your Tenugui online order. The message card is came from Medioevalis (www.medioevalis.it), Florence, Italy. The Hand crafted paper has one-of-kind hand touch, a soft felted finish on surface. The four corner of edges are carefully and naturally tearing the sheets, that was made same as Italian tradition paper making method back to the 15th century.

I feel that it is much more important to us, to sending a hand-writing card than a electric message, like text or e-card, as much as cyber world grow. One-of-kind and Love, I believe that these two things are connected closely. Let us help you to sending your Love to someone very special!

Our free message service has been continuing 24/7 :-)

 

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.116 – Tenugui on DailyCandy!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Suchin_Pak
Please click the link here to view the video \(*v*)/
www.dailycandy.com/everywhere/video/entertainment/SuChin-Pak-Currently-Coverting

We LOVE DailyCandy! Their site has a tons of interesting posts and information everyday, I can’t stop to peek their site all day every day!
And, Tenugui Fans!!!!!  Big Surprise for you!!!!! One of our Tenugui ASAGOHAN TENUGUI was featured SuChin Pak’s Currently Coverting video post.

Suchin and her beautiful 10-month son are wearing Tenugui in Suchin Style. I love the way she was using Tenugui!
Thank you very much Suchin to introducing Tenugui on your post.

LOVE LOVE Tenugui and DailyCandy :-)

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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.108 – MONO of the Month @ Chopsticks NY

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

MONO of the month – TENUGUI

TENUGUI is on the MONO of the month @ CHOPSTICKS NY

TENUGUI is on the MONO of the month @ CHOPSTICKS NY

TENUGUI is on the MONO of the Month Vol.27 at CHOPSTICKS NY. MONO (物) means a stuff, a thing, a object, also a person ( in the differnent font 者) in Japanese. CHOPSTICKS NY introduce you variety of Japanese culture, traditions, foods, and products through their monthly magazines, and their web-site.

Please check it out CHOPSTICKS NY November issue, you’ll find TENUGUI STORY on their monthly article MONO-LOGUE, also you can find their web-site \(*v*)/

VIVA TENUGUI!!!!!

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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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Tenugui mumbling Vol.101 – Send and Receive I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project

Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Sending Heart cards and Tenugui to the survivors of Japan earthquake and Tsunami
I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project booth at HKIS on April 16th

I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project booth at Hong Kong International School on April 16th

Full of Hearts made by HKIS students

Full of Hearts made by HKIS students

wearing I HEART JAPAN Tenugui to showing support to Japan!

wearing I HEART JAPAN Tenugui to show support for Japan!

Thank you for your BIG help to Japan :-)

Thank you for your BIG help for Japan :-)

Receiving Kokoro Cards and Tenugui from all over the world….

Fukkou Shokudo is the event to support the survivors, serving foods, present performances and supplies.

Fukkou Shokudo is the event to support the survivors, serving foods, present performances and supplies.

Fukkou means Reconstruct, and Shokudou means Restaurant... They serve warm foods and variety of performances to the survivors.

100 of Kokoro cards and Tenugui set on the table

100 of Kokoro cards and Tenugui set on the table

The survivors received your Kokoro cards and Tenugui!

The survivors received your Kokoro cards and Tenugui :-)

Man Do E (ten thousands lights memorial service) in Ishinomaki, Iwate on September 11th

Man Do E (ten thousands lights memorial service) in Ishinomaki, Iwate on September 11th

The memorial service for the Japan earthquake and Tsunami after six months from the disasters

memorial service for the Japan earthquake and Tsunami after six months from the disasters

Massage service to the survivors by volunteers under the tents

Massage service to the survivors by volunteers under the tents

foot bath service for the survivors under the tent

foot bath service for the survivors under the tent

photo time with Bravo Nakatani (magician) and Kokoro cards + tenugui :-)

photo time with Bravo Nakatani (magician) and Kokorocards with tenugui :-)

Thank you very much for your support?of I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project. We sent a total 131 Kokoro cards and Tenugui to the survivors as of today.

Our first delivery was Kiri Kiri, Ootsui-cho, Iwate on June 12th. They had an event called “Fukkou Shokudo”, “Fukkou” means “Reconstruct”, and “Shokudo” means “Restaurant”. They are a supporting organization of Japan earthquake and Tsunami, visiting town to town, and serve warm foods and present performances to the survivors. On June 12th, they visited Ootsui-cho, and more than 300 visitors came to the event to enjoy foods and entertainment.

Niikawa-osho is a priest of the Ho-sho-ji temple, Akita and he attended as a volunteer staff to the Fukkou Shokudo, and?brought your Kokoro cards and Tenugui to the survivors. He told me that all kokoro cards and tenugui went to their hands?within ten minutes after setting them on the table. They enjoyed the touch of Tenugui, and also received your Kokoro then.

Amazing musicians Ria and Norishige came to Fukkou Shokudo that day. Norishige came from Kiri Kiri, and he lost his family members?during the?Tsunami. He found a guitar under the rubbled house, and made a song “Let’s walk” ….

Our second delivery was September 11th to Ishinomaki-city, Iwate. It was a memorable day in the U.S., and also Japan. They had a special memorial service called “Man-Dou-E”in Kyu-den-ji Soto-shu Buddhist Temple after six months of the disaster. “Man” means “ten thousands” and “Dou” means “Light”, and “E” means “service. Ten thousand lights were lighting up in the temple, Buddhist priests made prayers to the people that lost their life by the Tsunami.

Temple provided foot bath and massage service to the survivors after the memorial service, and also music and magic performances on the stage.
Niikawa-osho and Akita Soto-shu Buddhist temple Youth Association organized this event, and brought your Kokoro cards and tenugui to the survivors.

As each day past, we could see progress of reconstruction in the city, though people’s hearts will take a very long time to heal?from the?losses of family members and friends, losses of houses and the living they had before the earthquake… I hope our little support will bring them a piece of warmthand comfort, and sending messages to the survivors… We are with you always.

We continue our I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Projectas long as we can. We need your support, and let us help to send your care messages and Tenugui to the survivors.

My prayers are with you and the people who have a?very difficult time….

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From: Ruri

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.96 – Make a wish – Tenugui Tanzaku

Friday, June 24th, 2011
Tanzaku is a Wish Tag for Tanabata Festival

Tanzaku is a Wish Tag for Tanabata Festival

July 7th is a Tanabata Festival in Japan, also called Star Festival. The story of Tanabata came from an ancient Asian folk legend about the Cow Herder Star (Altair) and his lover the Princess Weaver Star (Vega), who had been banished by her father to opposite ends of the Milky Way, doomed to meet each other but once a year at this time. If it rains that night and the stars cannot be seen, the lovers must wait another year to be re-united.

Each summer in Japan, children and their parents prepare for the festival by writing their wishes on Tanzaku, narrow strips of colored paper and hanging them with other paper ornaments on bamboo branches displayed at the entrance to the their homes. Everyone prays that the sky will be fair, the lovers will meet, and their wishes will be granted.

I made Tanzaku with Japanese 5-Yen coins last Tanabata. 5-yen coin has many good meanings. We call it Goen, which means good relationship. The first 5-yen was printed in 1949, it has three symbols on the face of coin, and one on the other side. Rice as Agricultures, Gear as Industry, Stripes (wave) as Fishery Industry, and new leaves as Forestry. It was designed with Wishes of reconstruction and development of Japan.

I made 5-yen Tanzaku for you all this year also. Any tenugui order until July 7th (Thursday), you’ll receive a 5-yen Tanzaku with your Tenugui.
Or any tenugui fans who want to have 5-yen Tanzaku, please send email to mail@wuhaonyc.com , I’ll send you one for your wish come true.

What is your wish year 2011?

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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!!!!

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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!

jumping-jackes

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