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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/

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

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

… to be continued
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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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From: Ruri

 

Tenugui mumbling Vol.82 – Parkour the Art of Action

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Jereme is one of a first practitioners of Parkour in the Texas area, having started in 2004. His experience and unique style has given him the opportunity to do many performances and workshops for Parkour all over the world on behalf of American Parkour and their Performance team The Tribe. He also is the first traceur(practitioner of Parkour) to start public classes in the San Antonio area through Primal Fitness, the first Parkour gym in the world!

One day, I received an e-mail from Jereme, and introduced me about Parkour. I was totally amazed his parkour training, like a ninja, like a?superman.? Jumping from the wall to wall, He is like a bird… climbing trees… like a Leopards. It’s totally the ARTS OF ACTION.

Jereme is a Tenugui Fan as well! He said that Tenugui is a perfect head cover during his parkour practice.
We are very pleased to be his Tenugui sponser from New Year 2011!?

Check it out his amazing parkour training with his Tenugui at our site!

Jereme is a parkour practitioner.

Jereme is climbing on the wall, like a Ninja!

Jereme jumps like a bird.

Jereme jumps like a bird.

Jereme with a Bamboo Tenugui. He looks so cool!

Jereme with a Bamboo Tenugui. He looks so cool!

Smiley enters the new year

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.67 – The beauty is in that difference No.09 Life

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
nature life - photo by TETSU

nature life - photo by TETSU

light and shadow - photo by TETSU

light and shadow - photo by TETSU

silent breeze - photo by TETSU

silent breeze - photo by TETSU

A Japanese photographer TETSU took these photos in his home town, Nigata, Japan.
Can you feel light and shadow, silent breeze, and whisper from nature life…
I feel peaceful moment without any words.

Even I don’t know the name of these flowers, but I certainly feel life from his photos,
and they are very beautiful…

We live with many distracted objects and matters every day,
so we always need some kind of comfort to keep our balance well.
Good music, arts, books, movies…
many things bring us a piece of peace in our body and mind.

Hope Tenugui will bring you a nice breeze, like nature life…

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.56 – Art of the Samurai

Friday, January 8th, 2010
Art of the Samurai - photo by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art of the Samurai - photo by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art the other day. Sometimes I totally forget that I live in the center of the Art scene. How many times did I visit the Met since I moved to New York? … well… Oh, well…
I read an article about this exhibition which said that it took more than ten years to get together all the art pieces, and finally it’s ready to exhibit in New York this year. As soon as I knew about it, I wanted to go see the collections so badly!

The entrance of the Metropolitan Museum

The entrance of the Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan museum is like a HUGE maze. Oh, I should grab a hotdog at the stand in front of the museum. I asked three Met staff members, and finally found the Tisch Galleries where Art of the Samurai exhibition was held.

The armor for the boy samurai Honda Tadataka (1698-1709) - photo by the Met

The armor for the boy samurai Honda Tadataka (1698-1709) - photo by the Met

Starting with Haniwa (terracotta figurine), samurai kabuto (helmet) and Yoroi (armor), swords and sword mounting, robes and the other national important treasures that came from the Kofun era to Edo Period were gathered together. Many familiar samurai names are on the instruction board. My parents love to watch the Japanese historical TV series, and I used to watch the show when I was little. Oda Nobunaga, Asai Nagamasa, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu, etc etc…. I can’t believe that these pieces REALLY belonged to them. The strong energy filled the hall, and I could hear the sounds of wind on the battle field, and felt many stories behind these samurai armors…. I was too excited and felt a dizziness.

Mt. Fuji motif - photo by the Met

Mt. Fuji motif - photo by the Met

As I went to next room,?I found the samurai style and materials had changed. It was very interesting to see the pieces had combined cultures, with influence from Western countries, and names like Nanban Gusoku, or Kawari Kabuto which means an exotic armor and helmet. One Jinbaori (surcoat) attracted my eye. It’s made with golden yellow and black wool, with a volcano motif on the back of the coat. It was very interesting to know that Mt. Fuji first came to be used as a motif on craft objects in the Edo Period. As I know, Tenugui culture also had spread ?widely in the Edo period also. The influence from Western cultures and the samurai Art…. evolve style to next century….

That is something I would like to do for my Tenugui…

… to be continued.

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.49 – The beauty is in that difference No.03 Matsuri

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
Happi (robe), Hachimaki (head-band) and Happy smile - Symbol of Matsuri - photo by TETSU

Happi (robe), Hachimaki (head-band) and Happy smile - Symbol of Matsuri - photo by TETSU

omikoshi (small shrine) is the main act in MATSURI - photo by TETSU

omikoshi (small shrine) is the main act in MATSURI - photo by TETSU

Matsuri is a festival in Japanese. People wear Happi (robe) and tie a?Hachimaki (Tenugui headband)? on their heads, and carry Mikoshi (a small shrine) all around the city. These lively photos took by TETSU in Japan. We can feel Matsuri spirit from his photos.

Dear wuhao friends, guess what?
Japan Art Matsuri 2009 will be held this weekend in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! The 7th annual Japan Art Matsuri is presented by Faune Dance Troupe, many talented dancers, singers, Samurai performance, bands, and artists will be gathered together and showing their art of work there. Oh, our favorite Japanese Acoustic Punk Band UZUHI will be on stage also. Not only that, we will have MIKOSHI performance during stages, just like Japanese Matsuri!
And of course, we will join this year also as a tenugui artist booth.

Please come and join Japanese Art Matsuri with us! Looking forward to seeing you there!!!!!

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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.34 – We are on the HGTV CANADA!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009


Amazing… Amazing… Amazing…. well, this is not the song for NBA Basketball. By the way, LeBron James was totally amazing last night! Very last second (not a minute), he made a shot and won the games. I am a big fan of his and Cleveland Cavaliers. Oh, I can’t wait to see their next game tomorrow!

Oh, sorry….. what I would like to tell you tonight what is amazing?
Yes, We are on the HGTV Canada website now! And of course, I am a big fan of HGTV, too!

I’m sure, any company does online business, always keeps tracking their visitors to their sites. How many people visit the site… from where… how long they have stayed… how was conversion rate… etc etc. Smiling, crying and mumbling… And of course I do same things every single night. We had BIG numbers of access to our website today, and what I found out? Many visitors came from the HGTV Canada! The article about Tenugui and us are on their blog now. Amazing… Amazing… Amazing…
Here is the link to the blog about Tenugui and us, please check it out!

HGTV CANADA Japanese Hand Towels turn to ART

And…. Thank you very much HGTV Canada writing about Tenugui and us!

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.22 – Fall Decorataion – Japanese Design “Shaining Shape”

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Uses Natural Indigo Chysanthemum Tenugui as a table liner and use Autumn tenugui as chair covers,  add spice color in to your garden.

Uses Natural Indigo Chysanthemum Tenugui as a table liner and use Autumn tenugui as chair covers, add spice color in to your garden.??

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Tea Time - Set a momiji tenugui on your favorite a cap and a saucer as a tea towel, Kagome tenugui uses as a table mat.

Tea Time - Set a momiji tenugui on your favorite a cap and a saucer as a tea towel, Kagome tenugui uses as a table mat.

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Fall bascket - Corn tenugui uses as a basket liner.

Fall bascket - Corn tenugui uses as a basket liner.

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Fall bowl - Pumpkins and squashes add colors on your table.

Fall bowl - Pumpkins and squashes add colors on your table.

Autumn begins! Hope everybody is enjoying this beautiful season wherever you are. The financial crisis, economy, election 2008 and many more… serious tensions surrounding us everyday. Let’s have a cup of tea in your favorite place, take a nice long breath and enjoy flavor and aroma fromyour cup. And of course, your Tenugui give you comforts and send you warmth with it.
These photos are some ideas for your Autumn Decoration! Have a wonderful Fall with your Tenugui!

New composition is here from The Gordon School. Please enjoy his joyful Tenugui art!

The Gordon School – composition #13 – Shining Shapes

“Shining Shapes”

shining shape tenugui by The Gordon School student

shining shapes tenugui by The Gordon School student

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Shapes and colors are basic to design in art. To design my tenugui, I took that literally. The stars? show the importance of the other shapes. The colors symbolize the coral reefs in the Virgin Islands and the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

He designed and printed his own shinng shapes Tenugui.

He designed and printed his own shinng shapes Tenugui.


Students artist wearing “Shining Shapes”

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From Ruri