≪Kyoto MaGiC news≫No.10, Poster give away on "Shojo manga and fashion - the world of Nakahara Junichi and Takahashi Macoto"
The exhibition "Shojo manga and fashion - the world of Nakahara Junichi and Takahashi Macoto" is finishing in a month.
The materials that are in the acrylic box for "Shojo manga and fashion chronological table" has changed from May 24th (Thus).
For example Nakahara Junichi's "Aki no Nanakusa style book" is one of valuable materials.
Takahashi Macoto's "Arashi wo Koete" from Shojo.
To celebrate the success of this exhibition we are giving away exhibition poster from 26th (Sat) at the museum shop.
80 posters only when you buy exhibited artist's products.
Don't miss it!
The merchandises at the museum shop.
You can buy any of these to get a free poster.
We also have a shelf with selected fashion manga so please take a look.
Takahashi Macoto is having an exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo.
Exhibition period is between May 29th and June 9th, 2012. The Ginza Gallery Himawari opens from 11am until 6.30pm.
There is no closure for that period and it's free of charge.
The theme is "Waltz of Rose-Music and girls".
Please visit the gallery, I will be going to Tokyo for this exhibition too.
Kyoto MaGiC Exhibition "Shojo manga and fashion - the world of Nakahara Junichi and Takahashi Macoto" has started.
It's been a month since the fashion show.
Now you can order "Nakahara Junichi×SOU・SOU " wears that are exhibited in the museum.
It will be dispatched in June I cannot wait!
I will wear a lot even I feel like I should keep it safe in the wardrobe.
SOU・SOU shop isn't so far to walk from Kyoto International Manga Museum so please visit both.
Kyoto MaGiC has been planning a second part so please keep eye on it!
So fashion show finished successfully and Kyoto MaGic exhibition has been on for 2 weeks.
11 designs are exhibited out of 21 that were shown in the fashion show.
You cannot touch them but you can get very close to them.
You can see the details even embroidery.
You of course can see the Genga'(Dash) illustration of Takahashi Macoto's original drawing.
There also is a panel that explains how the dress was made.
These are the works by SOU-SOU that includes 5 Western styles and 5 Japanese styles.
You can see the panel with their process too.
They made 15 Western styles for the show but we chose the best five to exhibit.
You can see all the other designs in the video and photo.
You can find the same pattern that Nakahara originally drawn in the illustration both in the Western and Japanese style.
You can see the video of fashion show too.
You can feel the atmosphere with the music we had in the show too.
We also put the panels that show you what Kyoto MaGic project is.
There are 7 panels that are divided into the periods.
You also can find the materials which aren't easy to find nowadays.
You will find the reason why we chose Nakahara Junichi and Takahashi Macoto for "Shojo manga and fashion".
We are thinking of selling these clothes that are in the exhibition so please ask for more details at the museum shop.
SOU-SOU's Western styles are available by individual order.
There also is an event called "Otome damashii (Girls spirit)" in Takashimaya department store in Kyoto between 4th and 17th of April.
We hope you enjoy the first stage of Kyoto MaGiC in exhibition!
How did you enjoy Kyoto MaGiC fashion show on the 25th March ?
Let me share the atmosphere.
Rehearsal stared from a day before the fashion show, also ironing, hair make, fitting, practice and facility check were done on the day.
The last rehearsal finished just 30 minutes before the show.
So this is how the venue looked like.
It had flowers around the stage and we had 21 designs shown in the show.
(Before the show)
Nakahara Junichi's Yukata were reproduced in 5 different designs.
There were Furisode Yukata (Furisode is for young age people to wear), Kataage (tucking up the sleeves around shoulder to make it able to change the length as the person grows up).
Even the hair style looked very similar to the original illustration.
SOU-SOU also made their originals with the pattern they made from Nakahara's illustration.
These designs were already in the shop at SOU-SOU but it looks like it's made just for the show.
At the last wedding dress from Takahashi Macoto's illustration which is reproduced by verona appeared.
Even the posing looked like the illustration.
Takahashi wanted the design to express Kyoto so it has embroidery on dress and train (the hem of the skirt) in pastel color.
Fashion show finished with all the models on the stage.
The second part of the show was held as a talk event with Takahashi Macoto, verona's designer Arai Minori, representative of Himawariya Nakahara Rikako and SOU-SOU's designer Wakabayashi Takeshi.
The effort that was put into the illustrations, how the social condition was at the time, how designers struggled making the cloth designs...etc, were told at the talk show. Nakahara Rikako spoke about how Nakahara Junichi suffered to express the beauty that only girls have.
Takahashi Macoto mentioned how he devoted himself into drawing girls whom he admired as him being a man.
Wakabayashi pointed the difficulty of reproduction of kimono that he needed to work out how the pattern looks when he puts them together as a kimono.
This fashion show was succeeded with everybody's hard work.
We were happy to see the satisfaction in the result of survey that we took on the day too.
Please visit Kyoto MaGiC exhibition too.
Thank you so much for the ones who came and watched the show.
We had over 1,000 applications to the fashion show so we had to decide 150 lucky audiences by lot. We are very sorry for the ones who weren't chosen.
To share the atmosphere of the fashion show we made a decision to stream it on Ustream!
If you didn't win to attend to the show on the day please go online and watch through Ustream.。
How we had sudden increase of application was by being introduced on a magazine called "Spoon" (April issue). This magazine is a bible for the cultural fashionable girls in Japan.
Kyoto MaGiC's event detail was on page 72 (Left page is the cover of the issue).
Also on the bottom of page of contents.
You still can buy the issue so please take a look at the bookshop.
All of the staff are working really hard to make a good fashion show so please look forward to it!