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Tenugui mumbling Vol.134 – Legendary Character (TATOO TENUGUI)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Japanese Legendary Character

Japanese Legendary Character

I am very excited our new collaboration with HORISHI (Tattoo Artist) – TATTOO TENUGUI  collection just arrived at wuhaonyc.com.

This TATTOO tenugui using five Japanese legendary character in design. Let me introduce you these character today :-)

Tengu, Okame, Oni, Hyottoko and Hannya

Tengu, Okame, Oni, Hyottoko and Hannya

From left to right toward to you;

TENGU – Tengu is a type of legendary creature, and also considered a type of Shinto god. The character usually has a long nose.

OKAME – Okame also called Otafuk, is a legendary comical female character, Okame means Tortoise symbol for long life, and Otafuku means Much Good Fortune.

ONI – Oni is a kind of yōkai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls.

HYOTTOKO – Hyottoko is a legendary comical male character in Japan. The origin of the name comes from hi ( fire) and otoko (man) because the character is blowing fire with a bamboo pipe,
that is why he has a funny shaped mouth. He wearing Mame-shibori which is the most typical dots printed Tenugui.

HANNYA – Hannya is a character of a jealous female demon or serpent. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth split from ear to ear. The name Hannya is a Japanese word for wisdom.

Very Cool, aren’t they?

- to be continued….
Ghetto Fab

From: Ruri

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