Sunday, November 26, 2017

Shalom Tenugui, Flowers from my daughter, and a Shalom gift for you...

menu notes:  `Thanksgiving` recipes for this Shabbat include cranberry sauce from dried cranberries, creamy sweet potatoes with cardomon, and perfect roast chicken

Shabbat Shalom!

About the Shalom Tenugui:
A Tenugui is a long rectangular shaped cloth with a long history, traditional in Japan.  
I designed this Shalom Tenugui, its something I have been wanting to do for long time, and recently had an opportunity to collaborate with a graphic designer who put my drawing into graphic form!
The design features the Hebrew letters which spell Shalom with a pattern of Cherry Blossoms in the letters. Around the Shalom in the background are graphics of Mt. Fuji, On-sen (hot spring mark), Challah (whole loaf), and a slice of challah.   It can be used as a Challah Cover, a table runner, a decorative cloth, or to wrap a gift or to be a gift in itself.
This past Shabbat I used it as a challah cover.  As you can see the little challah patterns reflect in the Challah itself.  It came about as a personal expression of how Japan and Israel have been coming together in my life.  A way to share a message of shalom and for all things to come together in God`s great Shalom!!

The flowers were gift from my daughter on thanksgiving day, though on that day it was actually Labor Day in Japan.  So I would like to give a gift to you, please read the end of the post to find a fun giveaway!!

Wishing you a belated Happy Thanksgiving! 
IF you are inspired to, please share your favorite scripture about Thanks or about Shalom (peace!)

I will share one too,

Blessings and ....Shalom!,

ADONAI bless you and keep you!
ADONAI make His face to shine on you 
and be gracious to you!
ADONAI turn His face toward you 
and grant you shalom!

---Aaronic Benediction, Numbers 6:24~26


Shalom in Psalms, A Giveaway gift for you!

  When I just went to look up a `Shalom` verse to share, a book came up!!   The title  is just so perfect, two of my most favorite themes, Shalom and Psalms, its called Shalom in the Psalms!

 So I did something impulsive and ordered it!

Then I saw there is a way to give this book to you too, so I set up a giveaway on Amazon, so it will be sent directly to one person in this week through Dec. 3!!
 Please if you would like to be eligible for a free gift giveaway copy,
click Here
I hope you will be the one who receives the free gift giveaway !!!!


  1. Your daughter's flowers are a feast to the eyes!
    The Tenugui blue piece of cloth with the word Shalom in hebrew, is an indication of your creative talent. The cherry blossoms within the letters , the graphics of Mt Fuji and the chala - are a great addition to the Tenugui cover. The design is perfect.
    Blessings and Shalom to you too!

  2. Thank you Duta! I am glad you enjoy the flowers! And thank you for your kind words about the tenugui... this post is the first `debut` of the Shalom tenugui, so its encouraging to hear! Thanks for sending blessings and Shalom to me, I receive them:))

  3. I love your table and your flowers and the Tenugui cover is beautiful. Well done on your design. It is special and meaningful for you.

    1. Thank you Joyful. I`m glad you enjoyed them. Hope you have a lovely week!!

  4. 1 Corinthians 15:57
    But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
    I am interested at the idea of setting up a free give away at Amazon.......... Beautiful post as always! Shalom sister.

    1. Amen! Shalom Tammy! Thank you for sharing the scripture.
      Yes, please try the giveaway! I realize it is just eligible for people with U.S. addresses, so if you are in the U.S., hope you could click on to enter!! For anyone outside of the U.S., sorry ,and I will hope to do one in a future post that I can send from Japan, for all to be able to join!!