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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 114 – Valentine’s day or Fundoshi Day?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and Fundoshi Day!

Valentines Day or Fundoshi Day?

I found this photo on Facebook, and I LOVE IT!!!!!!! It said; ” February 14th, Valentine’s and Fundoshi Day – Relationship and Fundoshi can make a knot many times. ”

Do you know about Fundoshi? Fundoshi is a Japanese traditional underwear that has a very long history. The shape of Fundoshiis a vertical Tenugui with a long string attached on it. You can use string to tie Fundoshi around your waist, and the Tenugui portion comes around between your legs. See the photo of Tenugui Fundoshi master Ringmaster Yoshi (Tokyo Circus) here!

Ringmaster Yoshi - Tokyo Circus!

Ringmaster Yoshi - Tokyo Circus!

So now, I think I can think of this quote in two different ways;

1. When your Fundoshi get looser, you can tie up(or fix) tightly anytime, so does your old relationship.

2. Fundoshi can tie many times, so does making new relationship with someone always.

Well… how do you think?
Let’s give a nicely tight hug to your sweetheart tomorrow, and show her/him your true love!
Or hug yourself nicely for Thank you being ME :-)

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, Tenugui Fans \(*v*)/
We love you always!!!!!!

- to be continued…

Valentine hand heart

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.113 – Nian Nian You Yu!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

Happy Chinese New Year, Tenugui Fans!

Nian Nian You Yu 年年有余 is the word for greeting Chinese New Year.
Nian Nian 年年 means every year, and You Yu 有余 is prosperity, and also same pronunciation Have Fish 有魚! That is why, using fish motif for the New Year Celebration!

Not only in China,? and also Tai-fish (Red Snapper) is a symbol of celebration in Japan. Kin-me-dai 金目鯛 is a Rea Snapper, and the pronunciation is same like Me-de-tai めでたい Congratulation in Japanese!

Wishing you Nian Nian You Yu with Tenugui!

- to be continued…

Fishy

From: Ruri