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Tenugui mumbling Vol.127 – Welcome Year 2014

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Japanese New Year Decoration

Japanese New Year Decoration

Getting ready for welcome New Year 2014?
This is Japanese New Year decoration, called SHOGATSU KAZARI tenugui.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

Tokono-ma is a small corner space in the Japanese room, decorate with seasonal objects, flower arrangements, or wall hanging such as called KAKE-JIKU to welcome family and friends, and also new seasons.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a Japanese traditional new year decoration made with sticky rice. Kagami means mirror, and Mochi is rice cake. Kagami mochi first appeared in Muromachi Period (14 to 16th Century), it usually consists two round rice cake, and one Japanese orange called Dai Dai. Two round stacked rice cake is symbolized the going and coming New Year, the human hearts, yin and yang, and the moon and the sun. Dai Dai orange is symbolized generations, wishing families continues to next generation.

Are you ready for year 2014?
Wishing you all the best of year 2014, a Happy New Year Tenugui fans!

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Champagne bottle accident

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.110 – Tenugui Noren

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Tenugui Fan Yolin's Tenugui Noren

Tenugui Fan Yolin made Tenugui noren with two First Sunrise Tenugui

Tenugui Fan Yolin sent us a photo to sharing his Tenugui Noren with us! He used two First Sunrise Tenugui, and made a hem on the top of Tenugui for a rod. Can you see details on his Noren?? The cloud lined up together, cranes are flying toward each other… you know why? Because he used one tenugui face up, and the other uses reverse side, that is why he can made this detailed design. Only Japanese chusen tenugui can make this amazing trick!

Two cherry blossom tenugui can make a big one tree!

Two cherry blossom tenugui can make a big one tree!

Check this photo! I framed two Cherry Blossom tenugui, one is face up, and the other uses reverse side, and hang them on the wall next together. What you see on the wall?? Yes, one big Cherry Tree!

Japanese Chusen method came up over 100 years ago. Using this special dye method, and we can be able to dye both face and reverse side, dye through colors both side. That is why, chusen tenugui can make this special trick!

It’s a Tenugui Magic, Viva Tenugui \(*v*)/

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From: Ruri
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Tenugui mumbling Vol.104 – Tenugui for Tea Towel

Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Using Tenugui as a tea towel

Using Tenugui as a tea towel

We received beautiful photos from Tenugui Fan Blair from San Diego, California. He is a Tea master, and use his Tenugui to handle his tetsubin (Iron tea pot). He said that Tenugui is perfect for holding the hot lid and wiping down a tetsubin to keep it looking great and rust free. He keep one handy for all tea sessions.

Use tenugui to hold a lid of Tetsubin

Use tenugui to hold a lid of Tetsubin

Blair practice Cha-No-Yu, Sencha-Do and Chinese Gongfu-Cha. He use a different seasonal themed tenugui every month to handle his cast iron tea kettle. Tenugui keeps him focused on the moment and the season at hand while protecting his fingers from the hot kettle. He use tenugui with his tetsubin for both japanese Sencha-Do and Chinese Gongfu-Cha as a tea towel.

Surely, Tenugui can use many different ways. Thank you Blair for sharing your Tenugui Story with us. Let’s have a cup of tea, with your Tenugui!

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.43 – Japanese Tenugui Art Fan Club

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Japanese Tenugui Art

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