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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.166 – Open Studio @ IPPIN PROJECT STORE

Monday, November 20th, 2017


Holiday seasons are on the way!
We are pleased announce first open studio to sneak peek the selected items and new Japanese Artisanal items at IPPIN PROJECT STORE.
We are going to have pre-order sales and Japanese Tenugui wrapping workshop!

Here is our open studio schedule:
December 1 (Fri)   12 to 7:30pm
December 2 (Sat)  12 to 5pm
December 5 (Tue) 12 to 5pm
December 8 (Fri)  12 to 7:30pm
December 9 (Sat)  12 to 6pm

Japanese Tableware Pre Order Sale
Artisan Potter Koji Kitaoka
Awabiware by Junichi Okamoto

Tenugui Gift Wrapping Workshop @wuhao newyork
December 8 (Fri) start 6:30pm
December 9 (Sat) start 1pm / Start 3pm
$20 per session included one Tenugui for you!
RSVP  send email to ruri@wuhaonyc.com
(Phone) 212 231 8126

Hope to see you at our showroom (225 W 36th Street, Room 603 & 604, NY, NY 10018)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Tenugui fans!!!

to be continued….
From Ruri


Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 165 – Sumo Baby Collaboration with Taisan Tanaka

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
New fun projects with Taisan Tanaka :-)

New fun projects with Taisan Tanaka :-)

Hope you are doing well, Tenugui Fans!  I am terribly sorry that my long absent on here :-)
I am doing fine, and doing many great projects this year as well!!!!

New Born Sumo-baby Red :-)

New Born Sumo-Baby Red :-)

Taisan Tanaka (https://www.facebook.com/shogakaboz/) is a well known contemporary Japanese Calligraphy artist base in New York City.
I am falling love with Taisan and  his artwork since first site. His compositions have a fulfill of heart-warming energy in it, just like Taisan himself, and making people smile when we saw his paint no matter what :-)
We have been working beautiful collaboration “Sumo Baby Collection”, here is our new born baby Sumo Baby Red!

Even he has a back stamp!

Even he has a back stamp!

You can get a Sumo Baby Red at Sumo Stew @The Brooklyn Brewery on 11/15 (Wed) 8 to 11pm.
You can purchase Sumo Baby Red at the site, but also you can get a free!

All you need to do click LIKE our page below, and you’ll get a Sumo Baby Red at Sumo Stew @The Brooklyn Brewery on 11/15.

Japanese Tenugui Art

Taisan Tanaka

Tenugui Art

Hope to see you there!!!!

- to be continued….

From Ruri


Oh by the way, as you know we make custom tenugui and noren, and now we have started to making custom pin as well :-) Keep it your mind!

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. 160 – Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!

Thursday, November 24th, 2016


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. 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. 146 – Calligraphy Artist with Tenugui

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
How to use Tenugui by Calligraphy Artsit Masako Inkyo

How to use Tenugui by Calligraphy Artsit Masako Inkyo

Tenugui can be used many different ways. Here is one idea by an amazing Calligraphy master Ms. Inkyo.

This is another way!

This is another way!

How she will fold her blush case in Tenugui?
Here you go!!!!!!

Wrapped with a watermelon tenugui :-)

Wrapped with a watermelon tenugui :-)

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful photos with us, Ms. Inkyo :-)
Here is her web-site, please check it out about Shodo and Masako Inkyo the great Calligraphy master.

Masako Inkyo

… to be continued…

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.141 – Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Special edition Komon Tenugui

Special edition Komon Tenugui

I am so excited to inform you that our special edition Komon Tenugui is available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art now!
Each tenugui was wrapped individually in hand cut paper Kimono and Obi with my Love of Tenugui, the package was specially designed for the new exhibition of Ink and Gold : Art of the Kano collection!

Please enjoy amazing exhibition and Kimono wrapping tenugui at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
The exhibition will start tomorrow, until 5/10!

Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano @ the Philadelphia Museum of Art


… to be continued
 Love You
From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.139 – Sending your message with Tenugui!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Holiday season now, how about sending Tenugui to your friends and family this year?
Only 10-more days to Christmas, but don’t worry!  Let us send your message and Tenugui directly to someone very special :-)

Please write your message in comment space when you process your order, we’ll be your messenger this year! Also, available special package (see above photo) for free! Just ask us for special gift package as well!

Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!

- to be continued…

3D Santa

From: Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 137 – Omiyage Tenugui

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014


O-MIYAGE (お土産) is one of Japanese culture, means a gift. For greeting seasons, celebrations and anniversaries, promotion tool for new products, new shops, and  new restaurants, or even your self, Tenugui has been using as a Omiyage over centuries.

Now I am ready to attend special Tenugui event this coming Thursday (12/4), these tenugui are Omiyage Tenugui for the guests. 30-people only, will receive a free tenugui at the event.

See event details at Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 136  Enjoy Tenugui with the Five Senses!
Hurry up, and make reservation now \(*v*)/

12/4 (Thursday)  Open 6:45 pm  Start 7pm till 8:30pm
Venue:  TOKYO TAPAS CAFE (7 Cornelia street @ W 4th Street, NYC)
(Phone) 212 242 6333  (Email) tokyotapascafenyc@gmail.com

Hope to see you at the event!

… to be continued.


From: Ruri


Tenugui mumbling Vol. 136 – Enjoy Tenugui with The Five Senses

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


“Enjoy Tenugui with the Five Senses” , new Tenugui Event is coming this Thursday!  This special event is a collaboration with wine importer and the restaurant Tokyo Tapas Café in West Village in New York.

I would like to introducing you Tenugui through The Five Senses. Let’s Sneak Peek, how we use our Five Senses, and enjoy Tenugui.

Enjoy “The Five Elements” – tenugui installation and learn tenugui design, colors and history.

Try TENUGUI EXERCISE, simple stretch with a live piano performance.
Release tension, and relax your mind and body.

Learn Tenugui gift wrapping, and also, discover many different ways of using tenugui.

Experience Japanese low calorie potato called Konnyaku.
Enjoy five different Konnyaku tapas and a dessert.

Enjoy amazing aroma with two different kinds of wine, that specially selected for the event,
and paired with Konnyaku Tapas.

How are these all sounds for you, Tenugui fans?
DATE:  12/4 (Thu)  6:45pm Open  start from 7 to 8:30 pm
Venue: Tokyo Tapas Café (7 Cornelia Street / W 4 th street, NYC)
Cover charge $40 including Foods and Drink, and receive a free Tenugui  (30-guests only)

Reservation by phone or email to;
(Phone) 212 242 6333  Tokyo Tapas Café
(Email)   tokyotapascafenyc@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

… to be continued.


From: Ruri