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Tenugui mumbling Vol.100 – TENUGUI MAGIC Vol.07 How to wear Tenugui Misanga

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

TENUGUI MAGIC Vol.07 – How to wear Tenugui Misanga from Ruri Kippenbrock (wuhaonyc) on Vimeo.

TENUGUI MAGIC debut at wuhaonyc. com. Our first TENUGUI MAGIC project #01 is Tenugui Misanga. Showing you some ideas of how to wear Tenugui Misanga, enjoy \(*v*)/

Baby

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.99 – TENUGUI MAGIC

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
odds and ends tenugui cloth, buttons, and Masaki yarn... my TENUGUI MAGIC WORLD

odds and ends tenugui cloth, buttons, and Masaki yarn... my TENUGUI MAGIC WORLD

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It has been in my thoughts since I had started my own Tenugui business in 2007, and finally It has arrived…? YES, it’s TENUGUI MAGIC!

I made a few movies showing you how to use Tenugui, and I called?them TENUGUI MAGIC. This 100% cotton rectangular cloth has many more possibilities than imaginable. It’s one of my dreams to create my own tenugui styles, and bring simple pleasures to you through this simple cotton cloth.

I always think about tenugui craftsman?in Japan when I hold tenugui?in my hand. Tenugui is created using the same method since the mid 1800′s, and is still made mostly by hand.? Washi paper stencil, molding, dyeing, washing and drying, and cutting each piece of Tenugui. I feel the tenugui spirit that has been carried along many decades of Japanese history.

TENUGUI MAGIC?is my own brand to provide new tenugui goods, and also, to?introduce you to the usability of Tenugui.? “Mottainai”?means don’t waste, and TENUGUI MAGIC was created along with Japanese economic philosophy, using odds and ends of Tenugui cloth or used tenugui (along with all the memories) reconstructed in various styles, and giving new life to a piece of cloth.
We will remake your favorite old tenugui?into a one of a kind accessory, bag, cover, box, or any other item.

“Reconstruct”, “Remake” and “Respect”….
I would like to express my appreciation to Japanese tradition and artisans.

My plan is to create a new sytle each month. Many more new styles are on the way, so please stay tuned?to TENUGUI MAGIC!

Kitty 2
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Tenugui mumbling Vol.98 – TENUGUI MISANGA

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Tenugui was cut to each piece by hands.

Heat Wave arrive in New York City…. hope you are doing well.

Finally, after a long time, of thinking and planning, I am introducing TENUGUI MAGIC!
Tenugui is multi functional, with so many possibilities to use, and change style. I have had so many ideas and projects in mind?for a long time, and finally one idea came true….. TENUGUI MISANGA DEBUT!

Tenugui?is still made mostly by hand. My favorite Chusen Dye has used the same method for hundreds of years. Washi paper stencil, molding, pasting, dyeing… all process is made by hand, and also cutting tenugui to each piece (photo above).
When we cut tenugui, there is always some excess of cloth. I was wondering what I could make? from these odds and ends of cloth? I just wanted to give new life to these little pieces of Tenugui….

TENUGUI MISANGA debut!

TENUGUI MISANGA debut!

Here you go!!!!! I braide them to a bracelet… called TENUGUI MISANGA! Hundreds of colors of tenugui pieces, my imagination is getting bigger and bigger.? My little office has changed to a Misanga workshop now :-)

Three styles with tons of colors - All One of kinds!

Three styles with tons of colors - All One of kinds!

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limitless of color combination - colors, colors, and colors!

limitless of color combination - colors, colors, and colors!

I can’t wait to see the response from Tenugui fans… Tenugui Misanga will debut at the Japan Block Fair, Japanese Street Festival this coming Sunday!
Available online from August, so please look forward to see my TENUGUI MAGIC very soon!

The Japan Block Fair @ Astoria, Queens
Date:? July 24th (Sunday)? 11am – 6pm
Place: Broadway at Steinway, Astroia, Queens

3D Prom Queen

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.97 – TENUGUI MAGIC Vol.06 summertime

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

TENUGUI MAGIC Vol.06 – summertime from Ruri Kippenbrock (wuhaonyc) on Vimeo.

Sending you a short movie of summer tenugui! You’ll see how to use Tenugui, and new tenugui products Tenugui uchiwa (fan) and Tenugui manegi (welcome sign) in the movie.
I had a really great time to shoot this movie by myself in the summer afternoon!

Happy 4th of July and Happy Summer with Tenugui \(*v*)/

Happy Hat

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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 95 – Tenugui Magic Vol.05 How to use Tenugui by Sommelier Style

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Tenugui Magic Vol.05 – How to use TENUGUI by Sommelier Style from Ruri Kippenbrock (wuhaonyc) on Vimeo.

I visited Yasu-san at 15 EAST (15 E. 15th street, NYC) Japanese Restaurant the other day. Yasu-san always supports me and Tenugui since I started my own company in 2007.

After his long career in his food service business in New York, he went to Los Angeles and expolered new location?a few years. And now he came back to New York, and challenging his new carrea in 15 EAST. His excellent service is always touched my heart very deeply. I’ll definately go anyplace he’ll be for my very special day!

He shows me “How to use Tenugui by Sommelier Style” on this movie. Tenugui is a perfect cloth to dry and shine luxury glassware. Yasu-san said; Tenugui is a very simple and great cloth to wipe a glass, because you don’t need to wipe it twice. Tenugui absorbs all moisture, and fine fibers don’t stick on the glass. Usually, he have to use two different kitchen cloths to wipe a glass, one for dry and one for shine, but not with Tenugui!

Thank you Yasu-san for sharing this great technique with us, and thank you very much for your support of Tenugui and me always!!!!

? Drinking Red Wine

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.74 – Tenugui Magic Vol.04 Tenugui Foot Massage

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Tenugui can be used many different ways. A little Tenugui Magician named Puff created this Tenugui foot massage video. Let’s check it out!

I believe that good health will come from healthy feet. Simple life, Simple food, and Simple massage… all will help your body and minds stay healthy. Yes, Happy feet for Happy Family~~~!

Aerobics

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Tenugui mumbling Vol.58 – Tenugui Magic Tenugui bouquet

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Tenugui can be used many different ways. Here is an idea for Valentine’s gift to someone very special!
Miss Froggie and I show you how to make “Tenugui Bouquet” for coming Valentine’s day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, wuhao friends!!!!!

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Tenugui mumbling vol.21 – Tenugui Trick – Japanese Design “Havest Moon”

Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Funky Duo in Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

Funky Duo in Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

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Pause with Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

Pause with Okame Tenugui and Hyottoko Tenugui

Trick or Treat?

We hear unexpected news everyday from the screens and papers… what will be next week.. next month or even next year… makes us think about our unknown future. Thinking and concerned …and getting nervous. Well… feel hopeless.
My dear friend told me that “We must live for today!” – Yes that’s right and I am thankful for what I have now.

The holiday season is on the way, here are some ideas for your Halloween. Tenugui will make a perfect Halloween costume without spending too much money. Look at Funky Duo above, how reasonable and cute!!
Ren-san wears Hyottoko Tenugui, her Tenugui even has funny nose hair but she still looks so lovely! Nao-san wears Okame Tenugui, big smile with sweet kisses, brings happy smile to everybody! Thank you very much for ALOHA RAG New York members to showing us Funky Tenugui Trick! Please come and visit at ALOHA RAG (505 Greenwich street, New York) high fashion boutique and you may see the Funky Duo there!

Ninja-Style with Karakusa Tenugui

Ninja-Style with Karakusa Tenugui

And here are more ideas for you.
Our wuhao Model Gab-chan wears Karakusa Tenugui, guess what!
Yes, you can be a “Ninjya”, just a Tenugui wrap!

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Candy Bowl uses Yogi Tenugui!

Candy Bowl uses Yogi Tenugui!

Tenugui can be your candy bowl or baskets also.
Just make a few knots and here you go!
Yogi Skelton Tenugui changes to a candy bowl.

Have a Happy Halloween with your Tenugui!

New composition is here from The Gordon School. Please enjoy his poetic Tenugui art!

The Gordon School – composition #12 – Harvest Moon

“Harvest Moon”

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A thicket of bamboo stands with a crane, forming the harvest moon in the sky.Two leaves fall to earth on my Tenugui.



Students artist wearing “Harvest Moon”

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