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Ruri Kippenbrock

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.112 – Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Are you ready for Welcome year 2013?

Thank you very much for your love of Tenugui all year around. I love tenugui very much, … well as you know :-)
This simple rectangular 100% cotton cloth has unlimited possibilities, to design, to use… and each piece has a beautiful story behind it. We can feel changing season, warming holidays, bitter sweet memories… through Tenugui.

Many unexpected things had happened year 2012, many people died… lost their home, family, and friends… because of nature disaster, or human involved…. Many people are struggling to have foods and comforts in the many places. I am hoping that each one of us, will appreciate what we have in our hands, and sharing and giving what we have, and respect one’s life each other.

I always have my favorite tenugui in my hands, to wiping my happy and sad tears… Tenugui always gives me a warm comfort. Me and Tenugui are always together, for coming new year 2013 as well!
Wishing you a Happy New Year, and hoping you have your favorite tenugui in your hands on your good days and bad days, and please remember that? I am thinking about you, and wishing your happiness as always.

Happy New Year, Tenugui Fans!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.71 – The smiling faces in the sky!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show 2010 was held on Hudson river, NYC this year. I have never seen an entire show in New York… until this one!? We had the perfect fireworks weather and great companies together, YES!

I had a great time~~~~ Uh~~~ and Ah~~~!!!
Sending you my smiling face and “The smiling faces in the sky” from New York!


- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.37 – Happy 4th of July from New York

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Hope everybody enjoyed your 4th of July where ever you are. I went to see Macy’s 4th of July fireworks with my dear friends, and this year had on Hudson River. Sending you a short movie of Fireworks that I took last night, you may see a bit of HANABI (firesworks in Japanese) between buildings.

My dear friends Paul, Iza and Jon!

My dear friends Paul, Iza and Jon!

My dear friends Paul, Iza and Jon are very special friends of mine. I met them when I just moved to New York in 2006. So nice to spend this special day with my special friends…
Thank you very much to all for the wonderful night. I am so glad to be here and I remember the night with you as long time….

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.24 – First day of 2009 at Grand Central – Japanese Design “Carnival”

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
Grand Central Terminal Light Show

Grand Central Terminal Light Show

Happy New Year ! Hope everybody had a wonderful new year wherever you are. I always love to go to Grand Central Terminal. Many stories are happening every minute at the station… hundreds of?Hello’s and Good bye’s…?The first day of 2009, I saw the Kaleidoscope light show at Grand Central and said Hi to the new year! The lighting fireworks are so beautiful, just like our Hanabi Tenugui! Here is a short movie for you that I took. Please check the link below;

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

The Gordon School – composition #14 – Carnival

I love to have fun at carnivals. My tenugui includes designs of tasty treats and candy.

Carnival Tenugui designed by the Gordon School young artist

Carnival Tenugui designed by the Gordon School young artist


carnival artist

He designed and printed his own carnival Tenugui.

Students artist wearing “carnival” Tenugui.

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.02 – Happy Fourth of July and Indigo Island Japan

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Fireworks from E 34th Street Manhattan

Empire State Bulding – Fourth of July Illumination

How was your Fourth of July? I had a wonderful time at my friend’s place in Upper West New York. We had BBQ in her backyard with cool summer rain, eating, drinking, chatting, laughing a lot… watching the fireworks on East River and simply enjoying the summer breeze. “Hana-bi” means “Fireworks” in Japanese. “Hana” means “Flower”, “Bi” means “Fire”. Sparkling flowers opened between the skyscrapers and the night sky, even Empire State Building was lighten up blue, red, and white for this special day. Thank you for the lovely time, Jon, Julie, Jack, Lieven and cutie cat… and the beautiful fireworks. This is my second summer in New York, and I am glad to be here.

Blue Ocean – Kojima Okayama, Japan

I am really excited that a Tenugui workshop, “Ranpu-ya”, will be featured on NHK World TV “Japan BIZ Cast” July 9th (Monday) from 22:15 to 22:45 pm (JST time). “Ranpu-ya” is located in Kojima Okayama which is very famous throughout the world for its natural indigo (ai-zome), and also for blue jeans! Surrounded big blue ocean and green mountains, Kojima has their own time called “slow life” which lets Ranpu-ya create amazing indigo many different ways in their own workshop. Their web-site is http://www.japanblue.co.jp/ if you would like to see more. We are very proud that our wuhao original natural indigo Tenugui came from Ranpu-ya, which also provides the textile, and “Momotaro Jeans”, a world famous blue jeans company.
Wuhao natural indigo is totally amazing! Using real natural indigo dye, the tread are then woven for our own wuhao Tenugui ? all hand-made based on a traditional Japanese technique. As you co As you continue to wash your tenugui, you will see the color and touch change into your own vintage Tenugui. Indigo BlueOcean Blue… from Indigo Island Japan! Enjoy your summer with wuhao natural indigo Tenugui!
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From Ruri
Mumbling dated July 05, 2007