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Archive for October, 2009

Tenugui mumbling Vol.46 – Damon & Naomi Lost Gaijin Tour

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Naomi-san is a musician/artist, and also Tenugui fan! She made her own design Tenugui with us last month.??Damon-san and Naomi-san will start their Japan tour “Damon & Naomi Lost Gaijin Tour” from November 7th with their tenugui!
I love their music very much. Naomi-san’s pure voice, Damon-san’s warm poetic melody… I feel a very nostalgic bitter-sweet feeling in my heart when I listen to their songs. Please visit their site for the tour schedule, maybe they will?come to your town??????
Here is the link for Damon & Naomi web-site, and you may peek?at their original Tenugui!

Damon & Naomi Tour Date (web-site)
http://www.damonandnaomi.com/frameset/frame.html

Damon & Naomi Tenugui
http://www.damonandnaomi.jp/news.html

Bon Voyage, Damon-san & Naomi-san!!!!

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.45 – Hyottoko photos from Japan

Saturday, October 24th, 2009
Hyottoko&Okame, and Shichifukujin by TETSU

Hyottoko&Okame, and Shichifukujin by TETSU

I was Google-ing about “Hyottoko” and I found a great blog from Japan. TETSU takes many amazing photos, and shares his great works on his blog. The colors are so vivid and fresh, and also have a warm feeling in all of his photos. I can feel the breeze and breath from his compositions.
So, as soon as I found his photos, I contacted him, and Guess What?
We’ll start a new collaboration of photos and Tenugui from now on!

This is our first collaboration “the beauty is in that difference” No.01 – Hyottoko

Hyottoko dance by TETSU

Hyottoko dance by TETSU

Hyottoko is a Japanese unique male character known among the Japanese for more than 900-years. It features a male dancer blowing fire from a bamboo tube, creating a funny faced, comical character. Tetsu took these photos one summer at the festival in Nigata. They performed ,Hyottoko & Okame dance, and also Shichifukujin (Senven Luck God) in their festival. The dancers wore Hyottoko & Okame masks, and use mame-shibori Tenugui as head covers. Tenugui are always a part of our culture for many decades.

Thank you Tetsu-san for sharing your beautiful photos with us!
And… Dear wuhao friends, sending you “the beauty is in that difference”, a part of Japan for you today!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.44 – Tenugui Magic Vol.02 Hyottoko Dance

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Tenugui can be used many different ways. Our “Hyottoko Tenugui” is a very unique one, it has two eye holes on it, so you may use it as a mask. It will be your great Halloween mask. We made a short movie of the “Hyottoko Dance”?for?you…

The Hyottoko Dance is a Japanese traditional dance dating back more than 900 years. It features a male dancer blowing fire from a bamboo tube, creating a funny faced, comical character called Hyottoko, which has been loved by the Japanese. It may also include a female character called “Okame”, and of course we have a “Okame Tenugui” on our site as well!
In the video, the dancer is wearing Hyottoko Tenugui and Tenugui Fundoshi (Japanese traditional underwear… coming soon at our site) in Central Park, hopefully brings you a laugh of magic from New York!

I always believe that Good foods, Daily Exercises, Many Laughes, and Love… bring healthy life to your day.
A laugh of magic, Happy Halloween, everybody!!!

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.43 – Japanese Tenugui Art Fan Club

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Japanese Tenugui Art

Please join us @ Japanese Tenugui Art Fan Club on Facebook!

Tenugui mumbling Vol.42 – Tenugui @ NY Anime Festival

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Tenugui @ NY Anime Festival
Tenugui @ NY Anime Festival

?We attended the 2009 NY Anime Festival last weekend. It was our first time attending the Anime show, so, I didn’t know exactly how the event would go… It was full of surprises, and a lots of fun there. Let me show you a bit of the NY Anime Festival!

Astro Boy welcomes visitors in the entrance
Astro Boy welcomes visitors in the entrance

?Most of the visitors were dressed up in a variety of unique costumes…. like…..

Cute Cat
Cute Cat
Strong fighter with Giant Panda!
Strong big fighter with a little Panda!
Huga Maids
Huga Maids

And many many fighters….. like…



Since I don’t watch much TV, and believe it or not,? have never played Nintendo or any games in my life, I don’t know any Anime and game characters myself. I learned one character during the show – it’s “NARUTO!” Many Naruto are there, and they look very cool!

Naruto!
Naruto!

And most of all…, I always love to meet our new wuhao friends and old friends during our events. It’s my favorite thing in my work. Thank you very much dear wuhao friends, for visiting at our booth with your Tenugui! It’s always makes me feel warm, and brings such pleasure to see your smile and Tenugui.


And, wuhao big supporter Brooklynbug-san and Ken-san, Thank you so so much for your big help during the event!

See you again very soon, everybody! Love y’all!!!!!

- to be continued…

From Ruri