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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 160 – Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!!!!

This is our THANK YOU for your love of Tenugui all through the year, you will receive a FUROSHIKI CALENDAR 2017 when you order online, total 50-dollars or more!!!!
Only first 30-customer’s only, hurry and get your holiday Tenugui online!

2017 Calendar Furoshiki for you!

2017 Calendar Furoshiki for you!

Hope you’ll find your favorite tenugui and a Furoshiki Calendar for your holiday!

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.140 – Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Happy New Year, Tenugui Fans!

Happy New Year, Tenugui Fans!

Happy New Year, Tenugui Fans!!!!

I am so excited for Welcome Year 2015, so I was celebrated New Year with my dear Kimono friends at Fabio Cucina in my special Kimono.

You may know which one is me? I am on right in yellow Kimono. My Kimono is my mother’s, and my obi (belt) is my grandma’s. And then, I love using Tenugui as a Kimono collar, can you see my yellow Kanoko tenugui around my kimono neck? Here you go, Three generation Kimono coordinate!

Wish you all the best of 2015, and let’s enjoy wonderful year and Tenugui with me this year also!

…. to be continued.

Valentine kiss

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol. 126 – Holiday Decoration

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Just one tenugui hang on the wall, make your room to Welcome Holiday Season!

Just one tenugui hang on the wall, make your room to Welcome Holiday Season!

Lovely Christmas tenugui¬† ” The night before the Christmas ” just arrived.

New York apartment room has a very limited space, so I haven’t put much season decoration since moved to¬† NYC.
This photo was taken in my favorite corner in my office room, I just hang up one Tenuugi on the wall.
Bringing a Holiday Spirits to my room….

A hint of Christmas…. Welcome Santa and Holiday season :-)

- to be continued…
3D Rudolph

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.125 – Sending you Tenugui Twinkle

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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This is our Holiday Greeting to Tenugui Fans!

First 20-customers who purchased over 30-dollars total online, will receive a free Tenugui Handkerchief – Christmas Light.
This handkerchief is same design as Christmas Lights tenugui, but 42 x 32 (cm) / 16.5 x 12.5 (inch), handy hanky size.
Hurry up and get your Twinkle Tenugui Handkerchief now!

* This campaign will be over as soon as received 20-orders without any notification.

And we have many more surprises for Tenugui Fans, so stay tuned!

- to be continued…

3D Elf With CandyCane

From Ruri

 

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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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.111 – Hester Holiday Market

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Hester Holiday Market at Mott Street the corner of Prince Street

We will attend Hester Holiday Market on 12.8-9, and 12.15-16 at Mott and Pringe, NYC

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Holiday season started, and new holiday events are on the way! We will attend Hester Holiday Market on 12/8-9 and 12/15-16 two weekends.

Our Holiday theme is Vintage Holiday this year, we decorate with 1950′ Vintage Tenugui and mix-cultured unique handmade Christmas ornaments with a 6-feet White Christmas tree!

Please don’t miss Santa’s Workshop also! I will perform Holiday gift wrapping, Tenugui exercise and many more Tenugui ideas at the Santa’s Workshop on 12/15 (Saturday) from 12 to 1 pm.

Date: 12/8 (Sat) – 9 (Sun), 12/15 (Sat) – 16 (Sun)? 11am – 7 pm
Place:? Hester Holiday Market? (233 Mott Street at Prince Street, Manhattan, NYC)
Santa’s Workshop with Ruri : 12/15 (Sat) 12 – 1pm

Can’t wait to see you at the Hester Holiday Market \(*v*)/

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From: Ruri
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Tenugui mumbling Vol.109 – Holiday Tenugui Wrapping

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Autumn Stream Tenugui and a red bow - a perfect coordination together!

Received a photo from Tenugui Fan Haruyo-san, she uses Autumn stream Tenugui for a gift wrapping to her best friend. She told me that she was very amazed can Tenugui wraps any shape of items than more than imagined.? A satin red bow bring up Holiday Spirit with Tenugui wrapping, a perfect coordinate together.
Thank you very much Haruyo-san, sharing your holiday wrapping idea with us!

Happy Holidays with Tenugui!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri
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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

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- to be continued…

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.53 – Merry Christmas from New York!

Friday, December 25th, 2009
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in 2009

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in 2009

Red, blue, green and white... colorful lights on the tree

Red, blue, green and white... colorful lights on the tree

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blue white lighting is my favorite one

blue white lighting is my favorite one

green and red... lighting up with Christmas colors on the Empire State Building

green and red... lighting up with Christmas colors on the Empire State Building

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Merry Christmas to dear wuhao Friends,

Thank you very much for your support, and love of Tenugui!!!!

From : Ruri