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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.06 – MUSUBI – make a knot

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007


“MUSUBI” ornament for bomboo tree.


“MUSUBI” Tenugui bottle wrapping

We are pleased to inform you that our First Collaboration between Tenugui and Japanese Sake & dinner at SAKAGURA New York was successfully held on August 27th (Mon) and 28th (Tue). It was Sakagura‘s late summer festival, and the crowd enjoyed the changing of the seasons from the taste of Sake & special dishes and our Tenugui display “MUSUBI” (in Japanese “make a knot“). We hoped that we could express the connection with beautiful harmony – The great taste of Sake and the selected delightful dishes, fabulous restaurant and excellent services, Japanese food and TENUGUI – All made beautiful collaborations in this perfect season. All customers seemed to enjoy the Sake tasting Party by Joto Sake LLC on 27th (Mon), the special menu “Early Autumn Special dishes with Sake Paring” by Sakagura restaurant’s Sake sommelier Cheeze and Executive Chef Akinobu Suzuki and our Tenugui disply “MUSUBI”. We created “MUSUBI” chopsticks pillows for each customer, “MUSUBI” decorations for Sake bottles, a hint of decoration for the door, and “MUSUBI” ornaments for the plants.


“Dragon fly and Mulberry” feeling of coming Autumn…

We have selected two pieces of Tenugui for this special event and season, “ Summer Hanabi ” and “ Dragon fly and Mulberry“: these two seasons make a knot together. Over the next few months we would like to show you more Tenugui revolutions, so keep checking back with us.

Please enjoy this beautiful season with Tenugui – Summer is yielding to Autumn

- to be continued…

From Ruri

mumbling date on August 29, 2007