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Ruri Kippenbrock

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.142 – Sending a message to your Mom

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015


Mother’s day is on the way. How about picking a tenugui and send it to your Mom with love? We have a special Mother’s day card for you.
Please send us your personal message when you process your order online, we’ll send your message to your Mom with your order.

I am very excited to writing your message on the card always, to be a part of your special day!

And…. Happy Mother’s day my beautiful Mom and Mama :-)

my mom

my mom

My mama

My mama


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From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.117 – Tenugui Money Wrap

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Japanese traditional style money envelop made with Sakura Tenugui! A Musubi-kiri bow is suitable to use for a wedding or any other celebrations, except a baby shower.

It’s Spring time, season of Graduation and Wedding, and many celebrations are on the way. We have a great gift idea for your family and friends, TENUGUI MONEY WRAP!

In Japan, we also customarily send some money as a gift for celebration, so their family and friends can use it for their future needs. We have a special money envelop, called O-SHU-GI BUKURO (お祝儀袋), means Celebration Envelop. Usually, comes with two parts, a white paper envelop for putting money, and outer wrapping with Japanese washi paper, and then, ties a bow with Japanese traditional strings called Mizuhiki.

Mizuhiki has some traditonal rules; let me explain about Mizuhiki. See the photo below;

The top one called HANA-MUSUBU, just like a standard bow knot. HANA-MUSUBU can unwind and make a knots in many times, so it uses for the event desired to occur repeatedly, like a new born baby and anniversary.

The middle one called MUSUBI-KIRI. MUSUBI-KIRI was knotted very tightly, and can’t unwind after made a knot, so it uses for the event not desired to occur again, such as wedding, celebration for the recovery. MUSUBI-KIRI is also used for funeral and memorial ceremony, but only uses black and white strings, instead red and white (or other colorful colors).

The last one called AWAJI-MUSUBI, AWAJI-MUSUBI was knotted tightly and many circle layers, wishing a long relationship, so it uses for the event like a wedding or anniversaries as well.


KICHO design with Musubi-kiri bow is a perfect money wrap for Wedding, and any celebrations, except a baby shower.


OWL DESIGN and HANA-MUSUBI is a perfect money wrap for baby gift and graduation, birthday, and any events want to have repeatedly.

Tenugui Money Wrap is made with a half size Tenugui, so can be used as a Handkerchief later, and keep it with a beautiful celebration memory.
Isn’t so lovely idea?

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From: Ruri




Tenugui mumbling Vol.109 – Holiday Tenugui Wrapping

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Autumn Stream Tenugui and a red bow - a perfect coordination together!

Received a photo from Tenugui Fan Haruyo-san, she uses Autumn stream Tenugui for a gift wrapping to her best friend. She told me that she was very amazed can Tenugui wraps any shape of items than more than imagined.? A satin red bow bring up Holiday Spirit with Tenugui wrapping, a perfect coordinate together.
Thank you very much Haruyo-san, sharing your holiday wrapping idea with us!

Happy Holidays with Tenugui!

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From: Ruri

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!!!!!


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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.75 – Congratulations! Wedding Tenugui

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Japanese Traditional Colors - 39 tenugui sample colors

Japanese Traditional Colors - 39 tenugui sample colors

Great news to Tenugui Fans!

We just started our new personalized Tenugui service. You can choose tenugui design on our site, and we can print them in your favorite colors from 100pcs of order.? You may also add your special date, a short message, or even your own Logo on it.? It make perfect gift for wedding, new born baby, Christmas, Birthday, Family Union, Anniversary, Retirement gift, or even corporate gift, and any occasion that’s worth celebrating!
We?recommend to use simple design like our Komon Tenugui or any others, and you can pick your own colors. We’ll print as much as close to your favorite color in Japanese Traditional Tenugui colors.
If you are interested in making your personalized tenugui, or have any questions, please send us e-mail at;

Conglaturations! Wedding Tenugui~~~

Congratulations! Wedding Tenugui~~~

The photo above is our KIKU TENUGUI, printed in Japanese Traditional Red for a new married couple, and printed their wedding date on the corner of Tenugui. Red and Pure White are Japanese traditional wedding colors, and also use this color for many ceremonies. They put their “Thank You” note in each of Tenugui, and wrapped with a cute stickers that their name on it. Sharing special day with your own Tenugui… It’s just so beautiful!


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From: Ruri