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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 151 – Tenugui Showroom @ Manhattan

Monday, December 14th, 2015
Open Tenugui Showroom at Midtown, Manhattan

Open Tenugui Showroom at Midtown, Manhattan

Dear Tenugui Fans,

We opened Tenugui Showroom office at Midtown, Manhattan, New York. Since we started Tenugui business in 2007, finally we got a showroom space now.

You can review our Tenugui collection in person, and also, we can discuss your custom tenugui order in our office.
We can make your own tenugui from 30-pcs, and also custom noren from 1-pc of order.
Please come to our showroom by appointment.

Appointment by phone  (212) 231-8126
Appointment by e-mail   info@wuhaonyc.com

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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From Ruri



Tenugui mumbling Vol.127 – Welcome Year 2014

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Japanese New Year Decoration

Japanese New Year Decoration

Getting ready for welcome New Year 2014?
This is Japanese New Year decoration, called SHOGATSU KAZARI tenugui.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a main decoration for Japanese New Year.

Tokono-ma is a small corner space in the Japanese room, decorate with seasonal objects, flower arrangements, or wall hanging such as called KAKE-JIKU to welcome family and friends, and also new seasons.

KAGAMI MOCHI is a Japanese traditional new year decoration made with sticky rice. Kagami means mirror, and Mochi is rice cake. Kagami mochi first appeared in Muromachi Period (14 to 16th Century), it usually consists two round rice cake, and one Japanese orange called Dai Dai. Two round stacked rice cake is symbolized the going and coming New Year, the human hearts, yin and yang, and the moon and the sun. Dai Dai orange is symbolized generations, wishing families continues to next generation.

Are you ready for year 2014?
Wishing you all the best of year 2014, a Happy New Year Tenugui fans!

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Champagne bottle accident

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling vol.12 – a Happy New Year – Japanese Design “Japanese Winter”

Monday, December 31st, 2007


My name is Racotaro, and I am a Raccoon.


this is my room and I live with Kawauchi Family in Miyagi. Japanese Tatami mat and washi-paper screens are my favorite in this room. And also I have a tokono-ma (decorative alcove) in my room!

a Happy New Year to all!

My friend sent me these lovely photos (Thank you, Toni!) and I would like to share them with you in this special day. These photos are reminded me about peaceful country and heart warming Japanese New Year.

New Year is the biggest event in Japan; I would say same like Thanksgiving or Christmas in America. The family come home to celebrate New Year together, eat soba noodle (buckwheat noodle) New Years Eve to wish our long life as like soba (long noodle). And wait till mid-night to hear the “Jyoya-no-Kane” (Bell) from the Temple greeting New Year together. We do many of “Hatsu (first)” things on New Year’s Day. Like, “Hatsu-hinode” means “see First sunrise”, “Hatsu-moude” means “first visit to shrine or temple”, or like “Hatsu-warai” means “First Laughter”. We believe that starting the New Year with a smile is considered a good sign. I hope this lovely Racotaro will bring you a smile on this special day!

The Gordon School – composition #04 ? Japanese Winter -
“Japanese Winter”


This Tenugui shows a beautiful part of Japan and Asia – the unique bamboo that grows there. This is a scene of bamboo covered in winter snow with flying birds. The reversed pattern allows you to wear it any direction.


Students artist showing “Japanese Winter”

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From Ruri

Mumbling date on Janyary 01, 2008