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Tenugui mumbling Vol.103 – Jereme Sander’s Story

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

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Jereme is a Parkour practitioner, a member of the Tribe (Professional Parkour Team) and American Parkour, and also he is a Tenugui fan. You can find him at Tenugui on the street Vol.35 at our site.

Parkour originally came from France, and was used for Military education and training during World War I and II.? The main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing and jumping…. just like a Ninja!

This video is a story about Jereme Sanders; becoming and working to be a Parkour Traceur is not easy, but his passion and love of Parkour has touched my heart deeply.

It’s a great thing to have what you love most, and living your life doing what you love.
Life has many different forms, and I believe that your love and passion, and thoughts, create your destiny.

Wishing Happy Holidays,?Jereme and ?all Tenugui Fans!

- to be continued…

3D Santa

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.93 – Celebrate Towel Day 5/22!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Towel Day - Don't Panic

Do you know about Towel day? As matter fact, I didn’t know about it until TODAY! My sweet friend Emiko send me a link, as soon as I read about Towel Day, I was so excited!

What is Towel day?
Carry your towel the whole day with you, wherever you go.

When?
Every year at May 25th.

Where?
Of course everywhere you go.

And Why?
May 25th is the commemoration day for the Douglas Adams, the author of the world-celebrated book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, who unfortunately passed away 2001.
And a towel is the most useful thing, what anyone can have. To quote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

And this is a quote from Douglas Adams: The Hichhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy;

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with. ”

I’ll carry my Tenugui all day today anywhere I go, to Celebrate Towel Day!

jumping-jackes

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.73 – Tenugui ideas from wuhao friends

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Andrew is an artist. He uses tenugui as a face mask when he makes his compositons.

Andrew is an artist. He uses tenugui as a face mask when he makes his compositons.

Hope you are enjoying your summer (or maybe winter?) where ever you are.

We received a few photos from our wuhao friends. I?never thought that Tenugui could be used as a mask! Andrew-san is an artist and lives in California. He?discovered tenugui from his dear friend, and since then, he is a big tenugui lover. He told me that he never forgets to take tenugui anywhere he goes.?

Summer festival in Naeba, Japan. Many visitors use tenugui as hats! Can you see them?

Summer festival in Naeba, Japan. Many visitors use tenugui as hats! Can you see them?

Ayumi-san sent us a photo from Japan. She went to Naeba, and joined the summer festival. She said that tenugui is very popular in Japan now, especially in the summer festival. People use it as a towel, a hat, a head wrap… etc etc. Enjoy summer and tenugui~~~~ Yes, It’s Summer~~~~!

Thank you for sharing your tenugui photos, Andrew-san and Ayumi-san!
We always welcome your tenugui photos and stories on our site.
so please don’t be shy! Let us hear from you and about your Tenugui story!
Looking forward to hear from y’all soon!

Have a wonderful summer with your Tenugui, dear wuhao fiends!
Shy Whistler

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From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.36 – SONNY ROLLINS The Father of Music

Monday, June 15th, 2009


I love Sonny – Sonny Rollins, a Jazz legend Saxophone player, was born in 1930 in New York City. He will be 79 years old this coming September. I went to his concert at Central Park Summer Stage last year with my dear friend. This is a short clip that I took 20-feet away from the stage! Always his horn and music are so special to me, because he makes my heart smile under any circumstance. Through many many many years of his music, still his sounds are always so new and so fascinating. I read an article about Sonny the other day, and I love what he said;
“Life is not just one easy ride – there were a lot of horror times. Being a musician is not the easiest life in the world but I always knew I wanted to be one. I still practice every day and I always knew I am still serching to make a better musical statement. I feel I haven’t really gotten my best work out yet and I’m just so happy to be involved the thing I’ve loved all my life.”
The challenges of the journey of one’s life, doing what they love most all the way to the end. Life is passions, the challenges and the journey of following the passions in my life, the things I love most… Tenugui.
Sonny?is my Father of MUSIC, and “Sonny Please!” let us hear more this year also!

By the way… I have another story to tell you about the night. My friend and I were so happy and almost drunk with Sonny’s sounds after his concert. We walked in the park together… nice romantic summer walk… and guess what? We both fell into a pond in front of the boat house accidentally. Oh, I was so glad that I had a Tenugui to wipe off algae all over our faces. It was the most unforgettable night and my favorite night last summer!

Sending you?a short story for Father’s Day – Happy Father’s Day!

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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

“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

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carnival artist

He designed and printed his own carnival Tenugui.


Students artist wearing “carnival” Tenugui.

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From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.23 – “Life” and “Hope” – Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26th, 2008
cathedral parkway subway station

cathedral parkway subway station

I would like to send short stories to you on this special day…
I often ask myself “what is the meaning of life?”, and I have never had an answer for it.
I saw a homeless man was sleeping on the other side of platform when I wait for my subway to work every morning. He was always there on the same spot at the station and I just wondered what the meaning of life meant to him…
The night before Christmas, I was standing in my same place?at the station but he was not there …

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market

We have many different faces and life...

We have many different faces and life...

I went to the Holiday Market at? Union Square last week. Many colorful vendors tents show us holiday cheers, even while?we have been struggling during these bad economy situations.
A weired looking old man was sitting on the stairs with his layerd rotten clothes and looked at me. I thought that he wanted to ask me for a quater or a penny, instead he gave me the most beautiful smile and said; “Happy Holidays!” I was shocked by his holiday greeting instead of asking me for some change, and soon I was embarrassed myself… Then he said; “Have a nice day, Lady!” I smiled and said; “Happy Holidays!”

the statue of liberty from the riverside park

the statue of liberty from the riverside park

It’s the Kippenbrock’s Christmas tradition to watch the movie “It’s a wonderful life” on the Christmas Eve since 1995. I skipped a few Christmas since I moved to New York but I watched it this year. As you know, this movie shows us Christmas Blessing, Family Bond… etc. I found a very important message last night that I had never gotten before… “What would this world be like if you were not here?”

I went to see Milk, the movie about Harvey Milk?this afternoon. I was deeply touched about him and his life, and it made me think about Life, Religion, Human Rights, and HOPE. I think that religion and politics should not be talked about at the same place, but unfortunately it happens often. Harvey Milk’s great work was not just for gay rights but for all people and their equality. He left us with “H-O-P-E” in our hearts.
Many good and unexpecting things have been happening in the world. “LIFE” and “HOPE” …?
I believe that each one of us has special meaning and I wish that we will always have “HOPE” in our hearts.??

These movies were perfect to see on this special day, and with my special one… Thank you for being here…

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2008

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2008

Radio City on Christmas Day

Radio City on Christmas Day

Thank you very much for all your supports to us and Tenugui this year.

Best Wishes to all…. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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- to be continued….

From Ruri