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Ruri Kippenbrock

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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.93 – Celebrate Towel Day 5/22!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Towel Day - Don't Panic

Do you know about Towel day? As matter fact, I didn’t know about it until TODAY! My sweet friend Emiko send me a link, as soon as I read about Towel Day, I was so excited!

What is Towel day?
Carry your towel the whole day with you, wherever you go.

Every year at May 25th.

Of course everywhere you go.

And Why?
May 25th is the commemoration day for the Douglas Adams, the author of the world-celebrated book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, who unfortunately passed away 2001.
And a towel is the most useful thing, what anyone can have. To quote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

And this is a quote from Douglas Adams: The Hichhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy;

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with. ”

I’ll carry my Tenugui all day today anywhere I go, to Celebrate Towel Day!


- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.92 – Tea and Tenugui Event @ in pursuit of Tea

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011


window Tenugui display at in pursuit of Tea, SOHO shop (33 Crosby street)

window Tenugui display at in pursuit of Tea, SOHO shop (33 Crosby street) - photo by Ana



Sebastian is a co-founder of in pursuit of Tea. His love of Tea, bring all visitors to the tea world.

Sebastian is a co-founder of in pursuit of Tea. His love of Tea, bring all visitors to his Tea world. photo by Ana


We had Tea and Tenugui event at in pursuit of Tea on 5/11 (Wednesday). It was one of the nicest days of the year. I specially picked Spring Bloom Tenugui?for the event. The colors of Tenugui had brightened up their brick walls, and?I really enjoyed displaying them.

Sebastian chose Japanese green tea?for the event, and all visitors tried Sen-cha, Kuki-cha, and Genmai-cha from small tea manufactures, which is not easy to buy in New York!


many tea lovers came to the event, and they enjoyed my Tenugui display as well!

many tea lovers came to the event, and they enjoyed my Tenugui display as well! - photo by Ana


Many tea lovers came to the event, and some of them have never seen Tenugui before. I surely enjoyed the time with them, and all of us almost forgot time there.

Always welcome and nicely, slowly… Time is passing?at in pursuit of Tea SOHO shop. I love their shop very much. Give me a nice sigh with a cup of Tea, bring me in to the Tea World. No matter what, let?my busy mind go?a moment in in pursuit of Tea…? Please stop by if you are around Crosby street!

We will have Tea and Tenugui event monthly, and our next event will be in July. I can’t wait to show you another TT (Tea and Tenugui) collaboration very soon!

Thank you Ana and Sebastian for giving me this special opportunity to introduce Tenugui to Tea lovers, and making Tea and Tenugui come together!!!


- to be continued…

From: Ruri