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Ruri Kippenbrock

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Tenugui Mumbling Vol. 148 – wuhao Mame Shibori

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
wuhao mame-shibori new colors just debut!

wuhao mame-shibori new colors just debut!

Feeling like Autumn?
wuhao Mame-shibori Fall Colors version just arrived. Mauve and Mustard what a beautiful Fall color combination!

Well…. I am so sorry, but  these are not for sale, only you can get at  the events, or campaign.
But no worry, here is how to get your Mame-shibori tenugui!

The Japan Block Fair on September 12 (sat)

The Japan Block Fair on September 12 (sat)

The Japan Block Fair is coming this Saturday (9/12). You can get a wuhao Mame-shibori tenugui at the event.
Purchase more than $50, you will get a free wuhao Tenugui! Please don’t miss this special opportunity to get your Tenugui. Hope to see you there!

The Japan Block Fair 9/12 (Sat) 10am to 6pm
Place:   6th Avenue between Bleeker street and Houston street

- to be continued…
Blow kiss

From Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.88 – Happy Easter Tenugui mouse pad

Friday, April 1st, 2011

bunny tenugui as a mouse pad, and mameshibori as an arm rest, and a chick tape measure as a company

I spend most of my day on my computer 7-days a week, 365-days a year.?Did you know that Tenugui can be used as a mouse pad and an arm rest as well?

Here is my Easter theme mouth pad and an arm rest. My bunny tenugui is 9-years old, and mame-shibori (doted print) is 15-years old. Wow,? I realized now he (mame-shibori tenugui)?is very old!!!! Somehow I called my bunny tenugui as HER, and mame-shibori as HIM. strange? I purchased a chick tape measure in my favorite store Papar Presenation, in Chelsea recently. They are perfect together, and help my work!

Sometimes I’ll get tired even when working on?things that I’m devoted to… but Tenugui always?gives me nice warm cheers and comfort. Let’s have a cup of tea, and get back to my project!!!!!

And… I can’t wait to tell you about my new projetct to support Japan very very soon!!!!!!!


- to be continued…

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”

- to be continued…

From Ruri

Mumbling date on Janyary 01, 2008

Tenugui mumbling vol.03 – Will you be one of the first 15?

Friday, July 13th, 2007


mame-shibori (pea-dot) tenugui

What’s happening?

I just noticed myself that we say “What’s happening?” here in New York instead say “Hi” when we see friends. Yes, We always have many opportunities and the things are happening here in New York.

We have a FANTASTIC offer to celebrate the opening our web-site!! The first 15 customers to purchase our products on-line before 15 August will receive a FREE wuhao original mame-shibori (pea-dot) Tenugui! This is a $15 value so hurry up and get your order in to us!

Mame-shibori is the most common print pattern of Tenugui. Sushi-chef often wears it like a headband in Sushi Bars. Mame means “Beans” in Japanese and “Shibori” means “Wring”. This very popular pea-dots print has a long history. The traditional mame-shibori (called Itajime Shibori) requires a highly trained technician as the fabric is folded several times and then put between carved wooden boards. The fabric now tightly bound and compressed by these boards. The technique is very old, going as far back as 700 AD. Our original mame-shibori was arranged with our logo in the style of Itajime Shibori and we think it has a lovely taste.

Enjoy your summer with buddies, family, yourself and with wuhao Tenugui!

So? Who will be the lucky 15-customers? YOU? or YOU?


my lovely buddies Alex and Matsu with wuhao mame-shibori!

at Restaurant “gen” Brooklyn, New York

- to be continued…

From Ruri

mumbling dated on July 13, 2007