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..


Our finished table looked like that on day 1.

DSC03510From the popular tooth accessories to collar pins, bows, jewelry, flower crowns and hats. Some of those items are currently being sold in Harajuku as well.



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!

DSC03630Also Kensuke from the band BrokenDoll who also has a Shop in Tokyo visited onegai kaeru.IMG_3338

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


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:

IMG_1192IMG_1194IMG_1198IMG_1203IMG_1206IMG_1204IMG_1208DSC03618DSC03615One booth was showing incredibly detailed miniature artworks looking so real!


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.

DSC03605She also got street-snapped (fashion snapped) in Harajuku with my hair accessory the other day.


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


And more and more cute visitors..


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!


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!

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