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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 135 – The Japan Block Fair is coming back to NYC!

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
with Tokyo Circus Ring Master Yoshi

with Tokyo Circus Ring Master Yoshi

Dear Tenugui Fans,
Hope you are enjoying your summer there!

The Japan Block Fair will coming back to New York City on 9/6 (Sat). We’ll be at West Village this time, very hip area in the city :-)
It’s first location since we have been attending the event, so I am totally excited about joining the event.
Hope to see you there!

The Japan Block Fair (www.japanblockfair.com)
9/6 (Saturday)  from 12 to 6 pm
Place:  6th Avenue between Washington Place and Wavery Place
Rain or Shine!

to be continued…

Wink

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.120 – Tenugui Pocket for you!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
A small pocket bag for your keys, cell phone, or anything else

A small pocket bag for your keys, cell phone, or anything else

Finally Summer came to the Big Apple! So nice to walking around the city without a big coat.

We have a small surprise for Tenugui Fans today!
First 25-customers online can receive Tenugui Pocket for free now. You can put your keys, i-phone, cosmetics or anything else. We have Hanabi (fireworks) design, and Asagao (Morning Glory) design, let us choose the design for you!

Only first 25-customers, please hurry up and get your Tenugui Pocket!
The campaign will be ended after received the 25th order online without notice.

Have a wonderful summer with your Tenugui \(*v*)/

- to be continued…

Smiley Sunglasses

From: Ruri

 

Tenugui mumbling Vol.106 – Tenugui on the Beach

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Tenugui can be used as a Beach Mat.

You can wear Tenugui as a Bikini Top!

You can wear Tenugui as a Bikini Top!

… not only that… also,

Also, can be wear as a Bikini Cover!

… oh sorry…. don’t watch too close this photo…
And more! Not only wear, you can use as…

Tenugui Table Mat!

Tenugui Table Mat!

Ummmmm…. Nathan’s Hotdog & Corona….
Here is another way to use tenugui \(*v*)/

Keep drink cold, and it reall WORKS!

Keep drink cold, and it reall WORKS!

And after all….. of course Tenugui can be used as a Beach Towel!

So easy to dry your body, and get sands off!

So easy to dry your body, and get sands off!

Believe or not, Tenugui is enough size to dry your body, and not only that, because tenugui is made with a cloth, has no loops, so sands didn’t stick on surface of tenugui, came off so easy!

Tenugui dries super fast!

Tenugui dries super fast!

And one more great things about Tenugui, dries so fast in 15-min!

Summer is almost over… Let’s take a tenugui to the beach, and enjoy last moment of Summer days, Tenugui Fans \(*v*)/

- to be continued….

From: Ruri
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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

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.72 – The Japan Town

Sunday, July 11th, 2010
Cool Japan Festival (the Japan Town) will come to East Village on July 17(sat)!

Cool Japan Festival will come to East Village on 7/17(sat)!

?It’s summer~, many street festival will come to town! We’ll attend the Japan Town, the Japanese street festival organized by AZIX Inc this coming Saturday. the Japan Town is a series of three festivals celbrating all things Japanese from July to September.

The first festival “COOL JAPAN FESTIVAL” will held in the heart of East Village (4th avenue between 8th to 10th street) on July 17th (Saturday). We have variety of Japanese food, goods, activities and more! Please come and enjoy little Japan Town with us!

Please make a note for the upcoming the Japan Town festival on your dairy!

“Healthy Food & Green Festival” @ Madison Avenue (between 43rd to 45th street) on August 22nd (Sunday).
“Soul Food Festival” @ Lexington Avenue (between 93rd to 96th street) on September 26th (Sunday).

Check more details at their official site; http://www.nyjapantown.org

Looking forward to see you there!!!!

Hello

- 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!

Smile

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol. 39 – Summer Decoration with Tenugui

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Tenugui Museum - simply hanging your favorite tenugui in the garden

Tenugui Museum - simply hanging your favorite tenugui in the garden - photo at Julie's Garden

Summer is finally here in New York. Humid air and sticky weather… Here is a tip for cooling down summer heat with your Tenugui;
1. wash?your tenugui with cold water?and drain water well by your hands
2. simply hang your tenugui where it can catch the summer breeze
Your eyes and your body may feel summer cool?air with your own Tenugui museum!

welcome flag FULL HOUSE - welcome home!

welcome flag FULL HOUSE - welcome home!

Tenugui welcome flag has arrived! This 22×35 (cm) small flag called “Manegi” in Japanese, it comes with a bamboo hook. This small flag is perfect to hang on the wall, door or window. “Manegi” always welcomes you coming home.

Watermelon is nutritional summer vegitable

Watermelon is a nutritional summer vegetable

?The watermelon and watermelon Tenugui, what a perfect table decoration they are!

Uses tenugui as a BBQ Cloth - Uroko & edamame tenugui

Uses tenugui as a BBQ Cloth - Uroko & edamame tenugui

The old ragged tenugui will be perfect to use as a kitchen towel. It absorbs water very well and also will dry fast. You may use Tenugui as a pot holder as well.

a cute garden accent - onsen (hot spring) frog

adorable garden accent - onsen (hot spring) frog

And… this is my No.1 garden deco in this summer! Onsen Frog!!! “Onsen” means Hot Spring in Japanese. We have many hot springs all over in Japan. We used to use a Tenugui as a bath towel to dry our body after taking a bath. I still remember my grandparents were using Tenugui every morning and night.
You don’t need to take big western bath towel to go to Onsen, please take a tenugui, that’s all you need! You may be surprised that tenugui is big enough to wipe all of your body dry. Believe it or not?

A little accent for your summer with tenugui, may bring you a smile on your face. “Summer decoration” from? Julie’s Garden, hope you have some of your own ideas for your summer!

- 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.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!

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.35 – Dots Dots Tenugui in summer style

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
hand printed dots polo-tee with blue dots Tenugui

hand printed polo-tee with blue polka dots and Tenugui

Sky is blue and trees are green… Yes, it’s almost summer in New York. Here are some fashion tips for your summer – dots dots summer style!

perfect coordinate - polka dots polo tee with blue dots tenugui

perfect coordinate - polka dots polo tee with blue dots tenugui

This handsome polo shirts came from Japanese brand “CASSAVES”, each are hand-printed, just like our Blue dots Tenugui! You may purchase this polo at ALOHA RAG (505 Greenwich street, NY, NY), and AR staff, James, shows you how to coordinate them together!

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A bubble tenugui uses as a scarf

A bubble tenugui makes a great scarf

I bought this white sheer tank at ALOHA RAG?also. The summer white dots make my bubble tenugui look more colorful. I love using tenugui as a scarf and also as a head accessory.

Uses a bubble tenugui as a head wrap

Use a bubble tenugui as a head wrap

Simply wrap your head with a Bubble Tenugui, add summer feeling in to your whole outfit. And of course tenugui will protect you from sunlight also!

Dots Dots Tenugui in early summer style, would you like to try some?

- to be continued…

From Ruri