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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 162 – Holiday POP UP @ The Brooklyn Kitchen

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Holiday POP UP

Holiday season is on the way!
We’ll attending HOLIDAY POP UP @ The Brooklyn Kitchen this coming Sunday (12/11) from 10am to 4pm.
Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!

See Event details below:

Join us for a festive holiday fair here at The Brooklyn Kitchen! Presented with Phaidon Press, this unique holiday pop-up includes makers of all kinds from around the world, and from right here in Brooklyn. We’ll also be having readings and activities for kids by authors Kevin Waldron (Harold’s Hungry Eyes) and Joshua David Stein (Can I Eat That?). For the adults, Daniel Burns will be signing copies of his book Food & Beer.

10:30 AM Author Kevin Waldron of Harold’s Hungry Eyes
11:30 AM Author Joshua David Stein and illustrator Julia Rothman of Can I Eat That?
2:00 PM Daniel Burns will be signing copies of Food & Beer

We’ll be joined by:
- Especially Puglia: Importers of the finest extra virgin olive oils from independent, organic farms in the Puglia region of Italy. They also curate artisanal foods made following Pugliese traditions.
- Pernt: Careful furniture makers using traditional techniques to create a modern aesthetic that upholds the ideals of a profound love for the art of furniture making and an ethical commitment to reducing waste.
- Phaidon.com: The premier global publisher of the creative arts working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children.
- Eatingtools: Inspired by the finely crafted tools built at the hands of friends in and around custom knife making, and with a love of all things food, Abe Shaw began forging a collection of culinary tools unlike any other.
- The Salty Road: A candy company that makes aerated sweets like Taffy and Caramels with only the finest ingredients, creating truly unique flavors.
- Bierbox: Inspired by friends and family that had either stopped homebrewing from lack of time, or wanted to start but didn’t know how or where to begin. This mail order service is making homebrewing more convenient, lowering the barrier to entry, and fostering homebrewing communities all over the country.
- Japanese Tenugui Art: These beautiful Japanese cotton towels are not only for wiping your hands but also have a number of traditional uses and applications.
- Lockstep Studios: A design collaborative creating works that replenish society & cultivate value in our communities, while promoting cultural health & wellbeing
- Rafter T Kitchen: thoughtfully designed, durable and handsome aprons, as well as linen napkins, tablecloths and more. Made right here in Williamsburg!
- Liz Stretch Ceramics: Beautiful handmade pottery from Williamsburg.

- to be continued….

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 157 – SUMO STEW 8 @ The Brooklyn Brewery

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Sumo Stew * with Miss Sake USA!!!!

Sumo Stew * with Miss Sake USA!!!!

Two cool guys from Brooklyn has started this very special Sumo event since May last year,  I have been joining this COOL Sumo Stew event, and this time was Vol. 08!!!!!

Here is an article about Sumo Stew by Michael Harlan Turkell on Huffinton Post :-)
So honored to be a part of this amazing event always!!!

Sumo Stew – How a Bowl of Soup Brought Together a Japanese Community in Brooklyn

http://huff.to/29z3yYSN

Next one will be coming in September, stay tuned!!!!

- to be continued….

Woohoo

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 155 – Your Own Design Custom Pin

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Sumo Wrestler Pin by wuhaao

Sumo Wrestler Pin by wuhaao

We have started making a custom pin and a charm now! We’ll work with you from design to production, all one place :-)
These two Sumo Wrestler Pin are made by us, translate design from Japanese famous calligrapher artist Kiyo Ibaragi (US-NY Art Promotion), and specially made for new hip Sumo event, Sumo Stew @ The Brooklyn Brewery.

Minimum order is 100 pcs, and taking about 40-days in your hands.
Please feel free to contact us, if you are interested to making your own design pin with us :-)
(email) info@wuhaonyc.com
(phone) +1 212 231 8126

US flag tenugui and Sumo Wrestler pin are making beautiful harmony together.
Happy 4th of July, Tenugui Fans!!!!!

- to be continued….
Flag Wave

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 152 – Sumo Stew 5 @ The Brooklyn Brewery

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Special Sumo Tenugui for you!

Special Sumo Tenugui for you!

Hope you are enjoying the new starting year 2016!

We will attend Sumo Stew 5 (Sumo Party) at The Brooklyn Brewery this coming Wednesday.
This event has been started by Michael Harlan Turkell, the photographer based in Brooklyn, and Harry Rosenblum, the owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen last Spring.
They have been creating new Sumo wave in Brooklyn, and the crowds are getting bigger and bigger in each event!

I met Harry at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri last year, since then I have been attending the Sumo event.
Nice to meet many new Sumo crowds, such as very artistic people in Brooklyn, surely I am enjoying to be a part of the event as a Tenugui Vendor over the year!

We made a special Sumo Tenugui for the event on the photo above. You will receive this special tenugui for FREE at the event. Come and get your Sumo Tenugui at the event!!!!!!

1/20 (Wed) from 8 to 11pm @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St, New York, NY 11249)
Here is the link for your ticket;
https://www.thebrooklynkitchen.com/sumo-party-16012058201

Hope to see you on Wednesday!!!!!

- to be continued…
Whistle

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 143 – SUMO PARTY at the Brooklyn Kitchen

Monday, May 11th, 2015
SUMO PARTY is coming to Brooklyn!

SUMO PARTY is coming to Brooklyn!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s day! It is a perfect time to tell mom how much appreciated to bringing us to this world.

A Fun Event is coming this weekend at the Brooklyn Kitchen! It’s a fantastic kitchen tool shop, but also they have a great event space. We’ll attend SUMO PARTY on 5/16 (Sat) from 4pm :-)
I am not sure exactly what will happen during the event, surprise surprise!

See event details from the link below;
http://www.thebrooklynkitchen.com/sumo-party-15051658201

Hope to see you there!!!!!

- to be continued…
Woohoo

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.106 – Tenugui on the Beach

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Tenugui can be used as a Beach Mat.

You can wear Tenugui as a Bikini Top!

You can wear Tenugui as a Bikini Top!

… not only that… also,

Also, can be wear as a Bikini Cover!

… oh sorry…. don’t watch too close this photo…
And more! Not only wear, you can use as…

Tenugui Table Mat!

Tenugui Table Mat!

Ummmmm…. Nathan’s Hotdog & Corona….
Here is another way to use tenugui \(*v*)/

Keep drink cold, and it reall WORKS!

Keep drink cold, and it reall WORKS!

And after all….. of course Tenugui can be used as a Beach Towel!

So easy to dry your body, and get sands off!

So easy to dry your body, and get sands off!

Believe or not, Tenugui is enough size to dry your body, and not only that, because tenugui is made with a cloth, has no loops, so sands didn’t stick on surface of tenugui, came off so easy!

Tenugui dries super fast!

Tenugui dries super fast!

And one more great things about Tenugui, dries so fast in 15-min!

Summer is almost over… Let’s take a tenugui to the beach, and enjoy last moment of Summer days, Tenugui Fans \(*v*)/

- to be continued….

From: Ruri
SmileyCentral.com

Tenugui mumbling Vol.83 – First Laugh of the Year

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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Big crowds on the beach photo by Janis Wilkins

Big crowds on the beach photo by Janis Wilkins

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First laugh of the year - photo by Kenji Mori

First laugh of the year photo by Kenji Mori

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Freezin for a reason photo by Kenji Mori

Freezin for a reason photo by Kenji Mori

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We did it! photo by Janis Wilkins

We did it! photo by Janis Wilkins

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Tokyo Circus Ringmaster Yoshi photo by Janis Wilkins

Tokyo Circus Ringmaster Yoshi with mame-shibori Tenugui photo by Janis Wilkins

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Tokyo Circus member Epic Nobu photo by Janis Wilkins

Tokyo Circus member Epic Nobu with No.1 Hachimaki photo by Janis Wilkins

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Tokyo Circus Ninja Nozomi photo by Janis Wilkins

Tokyo Circus Ninja Nozomi with stripe tenugui fundoshi photo by Janis Wilkins

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Ruri with Bathtime manegi photo by Janis Wilkins

Ruri with Bathtime manegi and First Sunrise Tenugui as a Tenugui Bikini photo by Janis Wilkins

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Polar Bears photo by Janis Wilkins

Polar Bears photo by Janis Wilkins

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Polar Bears photo by Janis Wilkins

Polar Bears photo by Janis Wilkins

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Polar Bear Metro guy photo by Janis Wilkins

Polar Bear Metro guy photo by Janis Wilkins

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One sunny day, I displayed fundoshi in our booth at the Japan Town Street Fair Fall 2010. Fundoshi is?Japanese men’s traditional underwear.? I had recently discovered one and I wanted to?see how people?reacted about Tenugui fundoshi.?I?really?loved it, but I didn’t know how to display it for our Tenugui fans, as I am a girl…

A strange guy came to our booth with?a Japanese samurai wig with a mame-sibori hachimaki (dots print headband) on top of his wig. He was wearing a monkey outfit and had?a hand-written cardboard hanging around his neck, which read: “Your Smile is Beautiful”.? It turns out he was ?Yoshi the Ringmaster of the Tokyo Circus. He took a?Tenugui fundoshi and put it on in the middle of the street and showed it to the crowd.? It was the day of the Tenugui Fundoshi debut!

The Tokyo Circus?is an international performance group led by Yoshi. They perform on the street,?sending positive messages to?strangers. They believe that a “smile” will bring?happiness and peace under any circumstance. Their very simple philosophy touched my heart very deeply.?I?realized that we had a common dream, namely, “to make people smile and happy,”? Yoshi by?an innocent performance, me by a?simple rectangular cloth, Tenugui.??????

I had been thinking about attending the?Coney Island Polar Bears Club?Annual New Year’s?Swim.??The Polar Bears Club is the oldest winter bath organization in the US. ?After meeting Yoshi I began wondering if there was a way to put?Tenugui together with the Tokyo Circus, since we?have a similar dream.?I told my friends that I was?joining the Polar Bears, and all of them said, “Are you crazy?”

“Why not,”? I thought to myself.? In Japan, we have a?ritual whereby people?soak in the cold winter?water both to?discipline their perseverance and pray for a healthy year. Wouldn’t this be the same??

We went, froze and had a great time!?

“Hatsu-warai” means first laugh of the year. We believe?if we have a laugh on the first day of the year, we’ll be full of?laugher all year.

Here we go!
Freezin for a reason…. for your smile and happiness all year around!

Thank you Tokyo Circus for making this event?come true. ?And thank you very much Kenji-san, Janis, and Shinobu-san?for the beutiful photos to remember this beautiful moment.
You can see more amazing photos on our Facebook Japanese Tenugui Art Fan Club page! Check it out now!!!!!

By the way, Tenugui fundoshi will be available on March at wuhaonyc.com

smile

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.79 – Arigato (Thank you)

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Japan Block Fair Upper West, NY photo by Kenji Mori

Japan Block Fair @Upper West, NY - photo by Kenji Mori

Super Tenugui Supporter Tito - Freestyle Roller

Super Tenugui Supporter Tito - Freestyle Roller

Wonderful Tenugui Fans from NY - Christal and her friend

Wonderful Tenugui Fans from NY - Crystal and her friend

Cute Visitors at Cool Japan Festival (East Village)

Cute Visitors at Cool Japan Festival (East Village)

Tenugui friends from Asia!

Tenugui friends from Asia!

Healing Tenugui Therapy at wuhao booth by the Ohashi Institute

Healing Tenugui Therapy at wuhao booth by the Ohashi Institute

My first Ohashiatsu experience

My first Ohashiatsu experience

with HAKATA TONTON Himi-san at the Soul Food Festival

with HAKATA TONTON Himi-san @the Soul Food Festival

Great Dancers from Negiya

Great Dancers from Negiya

Beautiful Visitors from China!

Beautiful Visitor from China!

Pretty visitors from Shanghai!

Pretty visitor from Shanghai!

New Tenugui Fan @Upper East, NY

New Tenugui Fan @Upper East, NY

Tenugui on the Times Square

Tenugui on the Times Square

with The Block Fain Organizer Todo-san!

with The Japan Block Fair Organizer Todo-san!

with Tokyo Circus Ring Master Yoshi

with Tokyo Circus Ringmaster Yoshi-san

Tenugui Fundoshi (Japanese Traditional Men's Underwear) Debut!

Tenugui Fundoshi Debut!? .. coming soon! Stay tuned!

with The King of Sudoku Mr.Kaji at Sakura Masuri Brooklyn Botanical Garden

with The King of Sudoku Mr.Kaji @Sakura Masuri Brooklyn Botanical Garden

with the Founder of Ohashiatsu(R) Ohashi-sensei!!

with the Founder of Ohashiatsu(R) Ohashi-sensei!!

Tito and Rene - Super Tenugui Supporters, Arigatoh!

Tito and Rene - Super Tenugui Supporters, Arigato!

I have many things to thanksful this year. Meeting many great and beautiful people at the events that I attended since last Spring…

I have fate and believe in this recutanglar 100% cotton cloth “TENUGUI”, I want to keep continue to introduce Art of Japanese Tenugui to the world, and enjoying connect to the others… sharing love and?kindness… learning understanding and respect… through this simple?Tenugui.

Life is very simple and beautiful… and all?coming from your beautiful SMILE!!!

I want to tell you “Arigato” from the bottom of heart on this special Day.
Thank you very much for your smile, your support and love of Tenugui!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Tenugui Fans!!!!!

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- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.52 – Japan Art Masuri 2009

Friday, December 25th, 2009
wuhaonyc Artist Booth @ JAM 2009 - photo by Willson Lee

wuhaonyc Artist Booth @ JAM - photo by Willson Lee

Tenugui Ninja with UZUHI - photo by Willson Lee

Tenugui Ninja with UZUHI - photo by Willson Lee

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What is tenugui? I always enjoy to tell about Tenugui. - photo by Willson Lee

What is tenugui? I always enjoy to tell about Tenugui. - photo by Willson Lee

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We always have a fun with Tenugui - photo by Willson Lee

We always have a fun with Tenugui - photo by Willson Lee

Here are some photos from JAM 2009 (Japan Art Matsuri 2009) by Willson Lee. I surely enjoyed the event very much this year also, as you can see on the pictures!
Many talented Japanese artists, musicians, and dancers came to New York to make their dreams come true.? They work very hard everyday and night to make their living, and keep their spirits alive.
JAM is one of the best events for us to perform our daily efforts, and express our passion for the arts.
Thank you very much JAM and JAM support teams for giving us this very special opportunity.
And thank you again to everybody who came to share with us the great energy of Art Festival!!!

- to be continued…

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