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Ruri Kippenbrock

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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 136 – Enjoy Tenugui with The Five Senses

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


“Enjoy Tenugui with the Five Senses” , new Tenugui Event is coming this Thursday!  This special event is a collaboration with wine importer and the restaurant Tokyo Tapas Café in West Village in New York.

I would like to introducing you Tenugui through The Five Senses. Let’s Sneak Peek, how we use our Five Senses, and enjoy Tenugui.

Enjoy “The Five Elements” – tenugui installation and learn tenugui design, colors and history.

Try TENUGUI EXERCISE, simple stretch with a live piano performance.
Release tension, and relax your mind and body.

Learn Tenugui gift wrapping, and also, discover many different ways of using tenugui.

Experience Japanese low calorie potato called Konnyaku.
Enjoy five different Konnyaku tapas and a dessert.

Enjoy amazing aroma with two different kinds of wine, that specially selected for the event,
and paired with Konnyaku Tapas.

How are these all sounds for you, Tenugui fans?
DATE:  12/4 (Thu)  6:45pm Open  start from 7 to 8:30 pm
Venue: Tokyo Tapas Café (7 Cornelia Street / W 4 th street, NYC)
Cover charge $40 including Foods and Drink, and receive a free Tenugui  (30-guests only)

Reservation by phone or email to;
(Phone) 212 242 6333  Tokyo Tapas Café
(Email)   tokyotapascafenyc@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

… to be continued.


From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.94 – The Japan Block Fair – Thank you for supporting Japan!

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Japan Block Fair 2011 from yusuke shibata on Vimeo.

We just received a movie of the Japan Block Fair on 5/22 by Yusuke Shibata. I would like to share our love to Japan with all of you.

Thank you very much for your support to Japan…


- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol. 57 – Heavenly music Fred Hersch

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

My dear friend took me to the Village Vanguard last weekend for my pre-birthday surprise. New York is an amazing place, you can go to listen to great music anytime, just walk or jump on the subway.

I have never had a chance to listen to Jazz before I moved to New York. It was more than a shock to me when I?heard live Jazz for the first time here. Passion, emotions, improvising… you won’t hear exactly the same notes again, only once in your life, It’s Jazz…

I could not stop my tears when I listened to Fred Hersch’s CD for the first time. And now… Fred was playing his piano in front of me…. His sounds are so pure like a stream… or like whispers of wind… or beauty of life…

Life is very interesting and has many different forms, so does music. And?I believe that our meaning of life will leave something in this world, like his music. They?will stay forever in our hearts…

I would like to leave something in this world someday… But I am not sure what I can do….
maybe something with Tenugui?
I’ll think about it later…

- 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