home, sweet home

… is the name of an art exhibition organized by Karin Pisarikova at Tama Art University. For some odd reason she contacted me and several of my photos will be featured among the art works. My name is even on the invitation cards, albeit in Spanish form. If you’re in the area drop in.

It’s not really a typo, since that’s how it was written on my birth certificate. Decades have passed since I’ve seen it so, but now I think I rather like it again without the extra vowel.

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early cosplay: pekochan

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I was lucky to walk by the Ginza Matsuzakaya department store today and spot these Pekochan dolls. These are highly coveted by collectors and thieves, and are usually seen in front of Fujiya cake shops. About 50 figures (not all as big as these) have been gathered together to celebrate the character’s 60th birthday. Wow, she’s almost ready for a pension. The display continues until the 30th.

さまざまなコスチュームのペコちゃんがずらり―。誕生から60年たった不二家のマスコットキャラクターを展示、販売する「ペコちゃんギャラリー」が、24日から東京・銀座の松坂屋で開催されている。不二家が創業100周年を迎えて企画。新旧約50体のペコちゃん、ポコちゃんなどが展示され、限定グッズの販売も行われている。(了)