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Ruri Kippenbrock

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol.166 – Open Studio @ IPPIN PROJECT STORE

Monday, November 20th, 2017


Holiday seasons are on the way!
We are pleased announce first open studio to sneak peek the selected items and new Japanese Artisanal items at IPPIN PROJECT STORE.
We are going to have pre-order sales and Japanese Tenugui wrapping workshop!

Here is our open studio schedule:
December 1 (Fri)   12 to 7:30pm
December 2 (Sat)  12 to 5pm
December 5 (Tue) 12 to 5pm
December 8 (Fri)  12 to 7:30pm
December 9 (Sat)  12 to 6pm

Japanese Tableware Pre Order Sale
Artisan Potter Koji Kitaoka
Awabiware by Junichi Okamoto

Tenugui Gift Wrapping Workshop @wuhao newyork
December 8 (Fri) start 6:30pm
December 9 (Sat) start 1pm / Start 3pm
$20 per session included one Tenugui for you!
RSVP  send email to ruri@wuhaonyc.com
(Phone) 212 231 8126

Hope to see you at our showroom (225 W 36th Street, Room 603 & 604, NY, NY 10018)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Tenugui fans!!!

to be continued….
From Ruri


Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 165 – Sumo Baby Collaboration with Taisan Tanaka

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
New fun projects with Taisan Tanaka :-)

New fun projects with Taisan Tanaka :-)

Hope you are doing well, Tenugui Fans!  I am terribly sorry that my long absent on here :-)
I am doing fine, and doing many great projects this year as well!!!!

New Born Sumo-baby Red :-)

New Born Sumo-Baby Red :-)

Taisan Tanaka (https://www.facebook.com/shogakaboz/) is a well known contemporary Japanese Calligraphy artist base in New York City.
I am falling love with Taisan and  his artwork since first site. His compositions have a fulfill of heart-warming energy in it, just like Taisan himself, and making people smile when we saw his paint no matter what :-)
We have been working beautiful collaboration “Sumo Baby Collection”, here is our new born baby Sumo Baby Red!

Even he has a back stamp!

Even he has a back stamp!

You can get a Sumo Baby Red at Sumo Stew @The Brooklyn Brewery on 11/15 (Wed) 8 to 11pm.
You can purchase Sumo Baby Red at the site, but also you can get a free!

All you need to do click LIKE our page below, and you’ll get a Sumo Baby Red at Sumo Stew @The Brooklyn Brewery on 11/15.

Japanese Tenugui Art

Taisan Tanaka

Tenugui Art

Hope to see you there!!!!

- to be continued….

From Ruri


Oh by the way, as you know we make custom tenugui and noren, and now we have started to making custom pin as well :-) Keep it your mind!

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 164 – Sending Love with Tenugui

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Don't forget Spring has come soon :-)

Don’t forget Spring has come soon :-)

Today is the big day of people living in America, or maybe in entire world….  inauguration 2017…
Sometime we feel fear when it comes something not known, or change that will affect our life,
I feel very afraid and worry about America and world today…

As I am a small business owner and an immigrant, and making and selling Japanese product in United State of America.
What will change for import duty? What will change foreign currency?
Small business tax? health insurance? Humans rights? Women’s right? etc. etc….
I have been very concerned and sensitive for these topics last few months.
And today…. I am very depressed… not like typical me….

I love America and New York very much, giving me so much Hope to live in my dream here.
No place like in New York, each of people has all different back ground, races, culture, language etc etc….
and we all mingled nicely and equally.

All my wishes are, We can have Hope, Love, Peace and Equality for every single person living their life in this world.
I am wishing that we could enjoy beautiful Cherry Blossom in D.C. this coming Spring, where all trees are came from Japan and standing there very long time peacefully….

- to be continued….

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 161 – Tenugui Wall Decoration

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Beautiful Hiroshige Tenugui Wall hanging from Jeannette!

Beautiful Hiroshige Tenugui Wall hanging from Jeannette!

Dear Tenugui Fans,

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!
Yes…. Monday is always coming after weekend….. chin up, and let get work done now!

Received a beautiful photo from Tenugui Fans Jeannette-san.
She made a beautiful wall hanging with her Hiroshige Tenugui, how beautiful it is!
Thank you so much Jeannette, sending us your Tenugui decoration, surely made me smile today :-)

- to be continued….

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 159 – Storm King Art Center

Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Amazing Sculptures

Amazing Sculptures by Alexander Liverman

Believe or not, this is my first road trip and first vacation since I moved to New York in 2006, Finally visited Storm King Art Center in the end of Summer.

art of power

by Menashe Kadishman – Power of Art!!!

Cool breeze make me feel of the beginning of Fall, surely enjoyed visiting Storm King! Received many inspiration of designs, and healing power from the landscape and sculptures.
Definitely want to come back with Autumn leave here.

1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553


- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol.158 – The Kitano Hotel New York

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
The Kitano Hotel New York Tenugui :-)

The Kitano Hotel New York Tenugui :-)

I am so honored to working with The Kitano Hotel New York (66 Park Avenue, NYC), this special The Kitano Tenugui this year also!!!!

The Kitano Hotel New York and Manhattan Skyscraper

The Kitano Hotel New York and Manhattan Skyscraper

Still most favorite Tenugui Design that we made so far, and the best hotel in New York City!!!!!

- to be continued….

From Ruri



Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 157 – SUMO STEW 8 @ The Brooklyn Brewery

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Sumo Stew * with Miss Sake USA!!!!

Sumo Stew * with Miss Sake USA!!!!

Two cool guys from Brooklyn has started this very special Sumo event since May last year,  I have been joining this COOL Sumo Stew event, and this time was Vol. 08!!!!!

Here is an article about Sumo Stew by Michael Harlan Turkell on Huffinton Post :-)
So honored to be a part of this amazing event always!!!

Sumo Stew – How a Bowl of Soup Brought Together a Japanese Community in Brooklyn


Next one will be coming in September, stay tuned!!!!

- to be continued….


From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 156 – Happy 4th of July

Friday, July 8th, 2016

- to be Continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 155 – Your Own Design Custom Pin

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Sumo Wrestler Pin by wuhaao

Sumo Wrestler Pin by wuhaao

We have started making a custom pin and a charm now! We’ll work with you from design to production, all one place :-)
These two Sumo Wrestler Pin are made by us, translate design from Japanese famous calligrapher artist Kiyo Ibaragi (US-NY Art Promotion), and specially made for new hip Sumo event, Sumo Stew @ The Brooklyn Brewery.

Minimum order is 100 pcs, and taking about 40-days in your hands.
Please feel free to contact us, if you are interested to making your own design pin with us :-)
(email) info@wuhaonyc.com
(phone) +1 212 231 8126

US flag tenugui and Sumo Wrestler pin are making beautiful harmony together.
Happy 4th of July, Tenugui Fans!!!!!

- to be continued….
Flag Wave

From Ruri

Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 154 – Ghostbusters ?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Hum..... in front of our building....

Hum….. in front of our building….

I LOVE my office building, it’s old, it’s ugly, but full of old New York taste come with it.
High ceiling, old wood floor, and strange large bathroom…. all my favorite things.

And….. somehow….
Ghostbusters are in front of our building……

Life is a full of surprises!

- to be continued…

From Ruri