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Tokyo Design Festa May 2014 Report

After a little silence I am finally back with news from my exhibition.
Also this time I was participating at the ‘Tokyo Design Festa’ the biggest art event in Asia.

onegai kaeru just had a small table with no much decoration but powered hard the whole weekend.

So let me tell you in advance:
This was the best exhibit we ever had! It was super fun and we sold a lot!
I am really happy that after not so great experiences before this time was so positive! (That’s why we might participate in the next event again.)

So let me share some moments from our last weekend.
(After which every muscle of our body was sore. hehe)

Early morning we started with the set up of our booth. Silence before the storm..

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Our finished table looked like that on day 1.

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On the first day I finally could meet Anggy from Indonesia of Enji (エンジ) .
We had already a year or longer contact via Instagram etc. and it was great to finally meet her in person. She had her booth in the same row as we did – what a great coincidence!

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She also got one of my veiled berets – Thank you so much!

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This beautiful creature with amazingly long (and real) hair snapped one of my flower crowns away! Must look so cute on her.

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The first day passed pretty quick. Hour by hour the table became a little emptier. Finally at home I worked on restocking 2 more items around midnight before getting up at 6am again.

Unfortunately we barely had time to look around, but I wanted to show you a few impressions from this event:

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Sunday we changed our booth display slightly to also offer some other products more visibly.

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On Sunday we also had many visitors from fans, friends and funny creatures.

This girl bought my veiled lotus hair accessory in the Harajuku shop and visited me at the exhibition. She looks so cool! Love the style.

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Also Kaila, the kawaii founder of Rainbowholic and JapanLoverMe visited us with friends.

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And more and more cute visitors..

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Opposite of our booth some cute girls were exhibiting. We had a great time. I got a quick illustration of me and kaeru the frog and a bee earring. So talented!

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It was overall a very positive and fun event and the Design Festa itself made a record of exhibitors and visitors this time!

At the moment I am working on some new stuff so stay tuned and have a great week!

Tokyo Design Festa Vol.38 (November 2013) Report

I made it!

1 month of preparation for and the exhibition itself at the Tokyo Design Festa 2013 (an art event at Tokyo Big Sight) are over.

After had a little time to calm down I want to share my experience about this time with you. This was actually my second time to exhibit at the Tokyo Design Festa this year – but let me start from the beginning:

Until Saturday I was still preparing everything for my booth display and forced myself out of bed on the big day after 5 hours of sleep. It turned out very wise, that we had loaded the car on the night before our departure.
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3 hours before this huge art event was supposed to open its doors, we arrived at the hall. (At my last exhibition I calculated only 2 hours for setup which turned out into us having an empty booth at the time of opening. So we wanted to give us more room this time.) It turned out that my ordered wall panel was not set up, so we needed to wait for the staff to fix this small mistake – then we started to design our booth.
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Even we were literally rotating since 8 am in the morning to get everything set up as quick as possible, it happened again that we were not 100% set up when the gates opened and the visitors rushed into the hall.

Here the finally finished onegai kaeru booth at it’s best:
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The “gallery”
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And our table decoration:
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Also we had something special planned for this event.
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Something fun and interactive for the visitors of the Design Festa. We asked people to draw their own original frog face on our board.

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The results will be published on our onegai kaeru Facebook and Twitter accounts in the next days and  YOU shall select the winner who will receive a present from us!

So help me and choose your favorite frog face drawing!!
(Just let me know in the comments below or directly on Facebook/Twitter.)

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That was it! I hope you did not get confused and can tell me your favorite.

Since we just had a booth for a single day I had almost no chance to see all the other artists work. However I visited a few other fellow exhibitors which I knew from the last time. For example these 2 ladies from Indonesia who made it possible for me to exhibit this time.
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And some visitors told me that they had seen someone else selling tooth accessories, so I was checking out this friendly womans booth. She is working at the dentist and is making accessories with tooth implants in her free time. A very funny idea.
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Some family members and friends also visited us at the exhibition. That meant a lot to us. Thank you so much for the support.
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Here another lovely exhibitor who purchased my leather wing choker. I appreciate every single customer.
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I would like to thank all people who have visited our booth at the Tokyo Design Festa this year and everyone who supports us with positive energy! Thank you so much!

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And don’t forget to vote for your favorite frog face. I am looking forward to the result!

onegai kaeru at TOKYO DESIGN FESTA Vol.38 (2013/11/03)

Yeeeeehaaaaaa! Ladies and Gents!

I have a great announcement to make:

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If that wasn’t already clear enough, I will explain it to you now.

This spring I already joined the marvelous and huge art exhibition in Tokyo called ‘Design Festa’. (You might have read about it in my report here already.) A small booth was mine for a full weekend and I got the chance to meet many fun people and be part of this crazy colorful event.

Luckily I could get a booth (and a even bigger one!!) for the next design event as well, so you can come and pay me a visit!

Save the date:

BOOTH No.: F-191  (1st floor) at TOKYO BIG SIGHT

ONLY on SUNDAY 3rd of November 2013

++Careful!!! I will have the booth only for one day on Sunday and am not available the whole weekend! ++

Here is the map where you can find me:Design Festa Map onegai kaeru Vol.38 2013

As I told you – we have an even bigger booth than last time and are planning a fun event to participate – so why don’t you invite your friends and visit us on the 3rd of November at our booth? (And I don’t want to hear such lame excuses like ‘Japan is so far’ and blabla. – Just come!) Haha!

See you soon – at the Tokyo Design Festa Vol.38!