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Archive for December, 2010

Tenugui mumbling Vol.81 – Tenugui Gift Ideas & “Mottainai Campaign”

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Box wrapping with Furoshiki Sho-Chiku-Bai

Box wrapping with Furoshiki Sho-Chiku-Bai

Bottle Wrapping with Furoshiki Muji Shantung (red/black)

Bottle Wrapping with Furoshiki Muji Shantung (red/black)

bottle wrapping with Shikan-jima Tenugui

Bottle wrapping with Shikan-jima Tenugui

Box Wrapping with Cherry Blossom and Weeping Willow Tenugui

Box Wrapping with Cherry Blossom and Weeping Willow Tenugui

Long box warpping with Skelton Tenugui

Long box wrapping with Skelton Tenugui

Two DVD wrapping with Wrench tenugui

Two DVD wrapping with Wrench tenugui

Apple wrapping with Big Apple tenugui

Apple wrapping with Big Apple tenugui

Christmas mame-shibori in the basket

Christmas mame-shibori in the basket

Sending love with Tenugui... Happy Holidays!!!

Sending love with Tenugui... Happy Holidays!!!

We have received many requests to carry Furoshiki from Tenugui fans. I hesitated a while… because, we are a Tenugui Special Online Store. Well… Why not?? “Customers are always right!”
So, here we go! We have started carrying Furoshiki now.

What is the difference between Tenugui and Furoshiki?
Tenugui is a 100% cotton rectangular cloth, and is used for wiping, wrapping, wearing, and many more ways. Tenugui width is between 34 to 38cm, and the length is between 90 to 120cm.
Furoshiki is a square cloth, made of many different materials, such as silk, cotton, hemp, rayon or polyester. Furoshiki can be used for wrapping and carrying items, but not for wiping and wearing like Tenugui.

Holiday gift season comes now. These are my gift ideas for Tenugui fans!
Christmas color mame-shibori just arrived, how about sending a forrest green and a berry red tenugui as a set like a photo? or you can make a heart with two tenugui also!

Do you know about “Mottainai”?
“Mottainai” means “Don’t Waste” in Japanese, it’s the way to describe conserving the environment.
3R (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) + Respect = Mottainai, as stated by Wangari Maathai ph.D, Furoshiki and Tenugui can support your own way of Mottainai Campaign, saving the environment for our children’s future.

These are gift wrapping ideas with Tenugui and Furoshiki (Please check HOW TO USE at out site). You can save wrapping paper, tapes, wrapping tissues… and many more “one time use” wrapping items, and also your friends and families can use it after they’ve opened their gifts! Not only that, you can save much more money too!

Let’s start our own way of Mottainai Campaign for our world!

Happy Holidays, Tenugui Fans!!!!!

santa-sled

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.80 – AMANOGAWA by The Kitsune Ensemble

Sunday, December 5th, 2010
Billy Fox - composer & director of The Kitsune Ensemble

Billy Fox - composer & director of The Kitsune Ensemble

Arei Sekiguchi - Drum The Kitsune Ensemble

Arei Sekiguchi - drum

Christopher Hoffman - chello

Christopher Hoffman - chello

Gary Pickard - clarinet

Gary Pickard - clarinet

John Savage - flute

John Savage - flute

Miki Hirose - trumpet

Miki Hirose - trumpet

Yayoi Ikawa - keyboards

Yayoi Ikawa - keyboards

Yoshi Waki - bass

Yoshi Waki - bass

The Kitsune Ensemble

The Kitsune Ensemble

On Friday Decemver 17th at 8pm, AMANOGAWA will premiere at the New York Center for Art & Media Studies in Manhattan. Inspired by the Tanabata Legend, this hourlong production combines original music with contemporary theatrical techniques inspired by the Kuroko stagehands of Kabuki Theatre.

Composed by Billy Fox, with theatrical direction by Tomi Tsunoda, AMANOGAWA conbines classical, modal jazz and free improvisation, while also subtly drawing from traditional Japanese elements such as Koto tuning and Shakuhachi flute stylings.

Improvising chamber group The Kitsune Ensemble is comprised of Billy Fox as a composer & director, has previously performed at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, the Planet Arlington World Music Series, and Manhattan’s Spring Fever Festival.

The legend of Tanabata (“Evening of the Seventh”) concerns the divine lovers Orihime (“Weaving Princess”) and Hikoboshi (“Cow Herder Star”) who are banished by Tentei (“Sky King”) to opposite sides of the impassable Amanogawa (“River of Heaven” Milky Way). On one day each year, the lovers are allowed to reunited… only to be torn apart again for the rest of the year.

The annual Tanabata Matsuri (festival), celebrate each July 7 or August 7 in numerous areas of Japan, is considered a time of hope and celebration. But AMANOGAWA interprets the story in an unconventional way, seeing the Tanabata legend as a rebuke against imposed social and occupational roles that inhibit our deepest desires and passions as individuals.

We furnished Tenugui to The Kitsune Ensemble for their World Premiere of Amanogawa. I am so excited to see how Tenugui can be used in AMANOGAWA…?
If you have any chance, please come and see their performance at the theater. Of course, I’ll be there also!

Event: World Premiere of AMANOGAWA
Date: Friday December 17th. 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Venue: New York Center for Art & Media Studies
Address: 44 W 28th street. 7th floor, NY, NY 10001
Ticket: $10 at the door
Information:? www.kitsuneensemble.org/news.html

Hope to see you there!!!!!

band

- to be continued…

From: Ruri