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Ruri Kippenbrock

Archive for March, 2008

Tenugui mumbling vol.15 – Kendo Spirit – Japanese Design “Providence Waterfire”

Friday, March 7th, 2008


Kenshin-kai Keiko (Kendo practice) at Dojo in NY


A moment of silence – concentration

I love to see Keiko (Kendo Practice) and feel Kendo Spirit through their practice. I visited at Kenshin-kai New York the other day. One of our customer is a member of Kenshinkai and brought me to their Keiko. It was cold rainy day in early February, though their Ki-ai (the act of concentration) made steam on the windows with their full of energy. Respect, honor, concentration, discipline to their bodies and minds, and the appreciation of the principles of the Katana through Kendo Spirit that purified my mind from the negative thought and sending me the beautiful positive energy. Thank you very much Kenshin-kai for having me there and sharing the beauty of Kendo Spirit. And thank you very much for everything John-san. It means me so much sharing this beautiful moment together.

Kenshin-kai has practice each Tuesday and Friday. Please visit their web site http://www.kenshin-kai.com for more detail about Kendo and Kenshin-kai.


Thank you very much to Kenshi from all over the world for sending us letters and photos from England, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Japan and of course America! The letters and photos from each of you that are always bringing me warming smile and surely brighten my day… Doomo Arigato!!!

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

The Gordon School – composition #07 ? Providence Waterfire -

“Providence Waterfire”


Waterfire is a unique event in Rhode Island’s capital city, Providence. Braziers that rise from the river’s water, burn brightly while mysterious music plays in the air. Barges gondolas and moon light makes for a beautiful art piece. Many people come to enjoy the evening of fire, smoke and food.


Students artist wearing “Providence Waterfire”

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Mumbling date on March 07, 2008