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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 159 – Storm King Art Center

Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Amazing Sculptures

Amazing Sculptures by Alexander Liverman

Believe or not, this is my first road trip and first vacation since I moved to New York in 2006, Finally visited Storm King Art Center in the end of Summer.

art of power

by Menashe Kadishman – Power of Art!!!

Cool breeze make me feel of the beginning of Fall, surely enjoyed visiting Storm King! Received many inspiration of designs, and healing power from the landscape and sculptures.
Definitely want to come back with Autumn leave here.

STORM KING ART CENTER
1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553

http://stormking.org/

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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!!!!!

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Flag Wave

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.147 – The Kitano Hotel New York Tenugui

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Kimono Style special wrapping

Kimono Style special wrapping

Our First collaboration with The Kitano Hotel New York, The Kitano Tenugui just came up :-)

The Kitano Hotel New York and Manhattan Skyscraper

The Kitano Hotel New York and Manhattan Skyscraper

It took a few months to finalized design, and finally The Kitano Tenugui was born :-)
Thank you very much The Kitano Hotel New York, let me design and make this beautiful tenugui!
It was one of great project ever!!!!

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Thank You

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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 :-)

Beautiful!!!!!!!
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
http://masako-inkyo.com/

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Bunny

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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

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/812.html

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

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

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“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.

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

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

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

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

Smell:
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!

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Roll

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.134 – Legendary Character (TATOO TENUGUI)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Japanese Legendary Character

Japanese Legendary Character

I am very excited our new collaboration with HORISHI (Tattoo Artist) – TATTOO TENUGUI  collection just arrived at wuhaonyc.com.

This TATTOO tenugui using five Japanese legendary character in design. Let me introduce you these character today :-)

Tengu, Okame, Oni, Hyottoko and Hannya

Tengu, Okame, Oni, Hyottoko and Hannya

From left to right toward to you;

TENGU – Tengu is a type of legendary creature, and also considered a type of Shinto god. The character usually has a long nose.

OKAME – Okame also called Otafuk, is a legendary comical female character, Okame means Tortoise symbol for long life, and Otafuku means Much Good Fortune.

ONI – Oni is a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls.

HYOTTOKO – Hyottoko is a legendary comical male character in Japan. The origin of the name comes from hi ( fire) and otoko (man) because the character is blowing fire with a bamboo pipe,
that is why he has a funny shaped mouth. He wearing Mame-shibori which is the most typical dots printed Tenugui.

HANNYA – Hannya is a character of a jealous female demon or serpent. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth split from ear to ear. The name Hannya is a Japanese word for wisdom.

Very Cool, aren’t they?

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Ghetto Fab

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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 130 – THE SEA by Katsushika Hokusai

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
One of the best artwork by Hokusai

One of the best artwork by Hokusai

I love Ukiyo-e very much. Ukiyo-e is Japanese Woodblock printing, it has variety of printing available to see in the museum and gallery.

Hokusai Katsushika’s the view of Mt. Fuji are very famous series of his Ukiyoe. This big wave – is one of the most popular one, might you have seen in Japanese restaurant. We have this wave design tenugui at our site also :-)

The Sea – exhibition will coming from 3/13 at Ronin Gallery (425 Madison Ave at 49th street, NYC), and we can enjoy Japanese Woodblock paint there, including Hokusai!
http://roningallery.com/

Always something happening in New York City, even Japanese Art!
Yes, I LOVE NEW YORK!

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 Sign I Love You

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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 129 – Hina matsuri

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Mini Hina-Ningyo and Mame Shibori Tenugui :-)

Mini Hina-Ningyo and Mame Shibori Tenugui :-)

March 3rd is Hina Matsuri, also called Doll’s Festival or Girl’s day!
Hina Matsuri began in Heian Period (794-1185). In ancient Japanese custom called Hina-nagashi, which a set of Hina-Ningyo (dolls) set on a small boat, and sent down a river to the sea to sending away bad omen from their children. Over  the centuries, the ceremony has been changing, and families who have daughters, decorate the set of Hina-ningyo in the room, and pray her happiness during the Hina-matsuri season.
In myth, some family believes that their daughter would not be able to marry, if they don’t put Hinamatsuri dolls away, just after the Hinamatsuri. So usually Hina-ningyo was put away in the box, and send to the storage right after the festival.

I heard very interesting story last night. It’s getting more popular to buy own Hina-ningyo among over the 40-years old ladies, who haven’t married yet. The tradition has been changing along with changing generation.

Anyway….. this is my mini Hina-Ningyo with Mame shibori Tenugui :-)

Happy Girl’s Day, Tenugui fans!

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Ginger

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.121 – Congratulation Mt. Fuji \(*v*)/

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

mt_fuji_and_wave1

Mt. Fuji granted the UNESCO World Heritage site yesterday! Japan’s the most highest mountain and celebrated peak has been loved by people who came around the world in many centuries. We are so excited and would like to celebrate Mt. Fuji with all Tenugui Fans together :-)

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First 10-customers order online will receive a Free Hokusai Mini Uchiwa (see the photos). The mini uchiwa was made with Japanese washi paper, and printed one of the great Ukiyo-e piece “Mt. Fuji seen below a wave at Kanagawa” from his collection of the 36- great views of Mt. Fuji.
And don’t forget, we have great collection of Hokusai Ukiyo-e tenugui at our site always!

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Only 10 uchiwa is available, so please hurry up and get your Hokusai mini uchiwa now!
* The campaign will be ended after received the 10th order online without a  notice.

Enjoy your summer with Mt. Fuji Tenugui!

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Hurry Up

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