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Tenugui mumbling Vol.65 – Freestyle Roller Tito!

Friday, May 14th, 2010
Freestyle Roller Tito @ Marcus Garvey Park - photo by Shardy Nieves

Freestyle Roller Tito @ Marcus Garvey Park - photo by Shardy Nieves

New sports Freestyle Rolling - photo by Shardy Nieves

New sports Freestyle Rolling - photo by Shardy Nieves

Do you know?about “Freestyle Rolling”??

I just received great photos from Tenugui lovers Tito who does Freestyle Rolling. I didn’t know anything about this new sport, so I checked their web-site www.irollny.com
WOW!!! They are amazing!!!! Action, vision, style and music… all mingled together, it’s Art of Rolling!

Tito sent me a sweet tenugui story, so I would like to share it with y’all;

“I lived in Minami-Uonuma, Niigata Japan for two years as an english teacher for elementary and junior high school students. Those were the best two years of my life!
One day, a friend gave me a tenugui as a present, and from that day on I never took it off!
I really love wearing my tenuguis even here in New York City.
Most people do not know about it, so they always ask me,
“why are you wearing a towel on your head?”
It’s really good conversation starter, and it gives me a chance to live and share my love of Japan and it’s people with native New Yorkers. It connects me to Japan, and besides that I just think its looks COOL!”

Thank you, Tito for sharing your Tenugui story!
Yes, you are very cool with your Tenugui, and your Freestyle Rolling!!!!

Roll

- 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