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Archive for March, 2014

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!

- to be continued…

 Sign I Love You

From: Ruri

 

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. OverĀ  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!

- to be continued…

Ginger

From: Ruri