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  • Hey guys!

  • So a couple of months ago I took a very early bus over to Tokyo so that I could line up to go to this event called POPBOX

  • And it took place at a Loft store in Shibuya

  • If you don't know what Loft is, it's a department store chain in Japan that sells lots of really cool stuff

  • Each floor has different stuff like stationary, makeup, homewares and stuff like that

  • But the POPBOX event that I went to was a showcase of a whole bunch of artists and their artwork

  • And you could get signatures from them, watch them painting live, you can buy their artwork, lots of really fun stuff going on

  • I got there really early so that I could line up outside because one of my favourite artists, Konatsu, was there

  • and I wanted to make sure that I was able to buy her stuff

  • When I got inside I saw that they weren't allowing us to film and I was really sad because

  • I wanted to really share her stuff with you guys. She's freakin amazing! I just love her artwork so much.

  • If you follow me over on my other channel, Sharmander, you might have seen the haul video where I showed you what I purchased there.

  • But it's a shame that I couldn't show you guys all that was going on inside the event

  • because it was really fun and lots of really cool artwork to see

  • But fast forward to now, I got the coolest offer ever!

  • Probably the best one since I've started YouTube

  • Loft contacted me and wanted to work together with me to show you guys the artwork from the event.

  • And I was just blown away, I kind of felt like it was a dream when I read the offer because

  • I wanted to show it to you guys and I was so disappointed when I couldn’t.

  • And now theyre asking me to, and yeah it’s just really freakin awesome!

  • I’m gonna show you guys some of the artwork from the show, and you can buy it at POPBOX events around Japan

  • And you can also buy it online, I'll be talking a little bit more about that later

  • I’m so happy that I can show you guys this stuff!

  • Now let’s start with my favourite, Konatsu

  • So if you watched the haul video, you might have seen these already. But I’ll just show you guys quickly, what I purchased when I went to the event myself

  • I got a couple of these really cute pencil cases. I’m just in love with this.

  • And I also got this one

  • which looks a little more like traditional Japanese artwork

  • And I got some adorable decals.

  • I also got this Negora figure. Is this not the most adorable thing ever!?

  • Ah omg! I’m so so happy with the purchases that I made.

  • And just wait till you see what they sent me to show you guys.

  • Now I pretty much was very close to crying when I opened this box because this was the first thing that I pulled out.

  • Ta-da!! It’s a large Negora figure.

  • Now this is a sofubi figure. Meaning soft vinyl, so it’s made out of soft vinyl.

  • It's a hollow vinyl figure

  • If you wanna learn more about how sofubi are created, go check out my other channel, Sharmander

  • I have a video all about the process over there!

  • But is this not the most beautiful thing youve ever seen!? It makes me so happy, just looking at it.

  • And all the variations she makes of Negora figures and drawings, it’s always different colours and it’s in different stories.

  • And there’s just so much to choose from. It’s so much fun collecting them, so this is my new collection at the moment, is Negora.

  • I really hope to increase my collection size because I just love it.

  • The Japanese name of this toy is Daio Negora no Hyougara Ba-jyon

  • so in English that would be something like The Great Negora, Leopard Print Version

  • The next thing they sent me is one of her art books.

  • Now I own both of them, so I already have this one.

  • So I’m going to be sending this one to one of you guys.

  • So if you would like this, please leave a comment down below and I will choose one of the comments randomly.

  • Negora is Konatsu’s most famous character, however

  • she does have other characters such as this Shiba-inu monster called Shibara

  • and there’s also a 9 tailed fox monster called Kyubirosu.

  • Leave a comment down below, I will choose one of you a week from the day that I post this video

  • and I will announce the winner in the description box of this video one week from now

  • so please come back to check who the winner was

  • I have a couple more pieces to show you here.

  • This is one of my favourites because it reminds me of my cats.

  • It’s an adorable pin that I’m going to put on my backpack.

  • And here is another broach, this one is made out of felt.

  • Again, like lots of different things to choose from. I love the variety.

  • It’s not just figures and drawings, there’s little pins and very cute pencil cases.

  • Little bird parfaits, a sheet of stickers.

  • This is one of my favourite items that I received. It’s a little comic book.

  • Look at the little Kappa on the back! Again, a traditional Japanese character that she’s incorporating into her artwork.

  • And it’s just the most adorable comic book ever.

  • So that is Konatsu! I will leave her Twitter down below

  • if you would like to follow her for more updates on her shows and events and where you can check out her artwork online.

  • The next artist I’m going to show you guys is Fukamachi Naka-san.

  • She specialises in drawing people and couples.

  • This first item is an art book filled with really really cute couple pictures.

  • I just love the simple style of it.

  • There are also really adorable items like this cute little pouch.

  • I love how it’s designed. It cuts off their legs here but then they continue, over on the other side.

  • Again some super cute keychains.

  • A little fabric pin. Hopefully you guys can see that, it’s kinda small.

  • And a phone case!

  • I will link her social media down below if you would like to follow her and check out some more of her artwork.

  • And the last artist I wanna show you guys some pieces from is Imai Kira.

  • Again, a female artist. Really really cute stuff.

  • If youre into pastels and girly/slightly creepy vibe I think youll really like this stuff.

  • It’s right up my alley.

  • Really cute pastel designs like this pin here.

  • This is a PASMO holder actually, a train card holder. Gorgeous mermaid.

  • You just keep your card in the back there, that’s so nice.

  • Large decal.

  • This one might seem interesting if youre not familiar with this but this is decorative masking tape, which is kinda a big thing in Japan.

  • Among artists and crafters anyways.

  • Let me see if I can open this up and show you guys what it looks like.

  • It’s lots of fun for decorating greeting cards or wrapping presents. Or DIYing something in your room.

  • Stuck in on my arm here so that it stands out a little more. But isn’t that so cute?

  • Wouldn’t that be adorable for like wrapping up a present?

  • You could stick it on a little wooden box to decorate it or something.

  • I just love these decorative tapes, theyre so much fun.

  • As someone who likes to put stickers on everything they own, this is just perfect for me.

  • And the last item I have here is a file folder.

  • Beautiful girl on the front, and on the back theres some beautiful butterflies or moths, I can’t tell. Flowers.

  • Do you see what I mean by it’s feminine but slightly creepy at the same time?

  • As someone who’s totally obsessed with pastels, as you can seeif you look around my house. I just love her stuff, I think it’s so beautiful.

  • I will link her social media down below as well if you would like to check her out.

  • So if you would like to purchase any of these things, you can get them either in person in Japan at POPBOX events around Japan.

  • Or you can get them from a site called Omni7 which I will be explaining here how to use it a bit.

  • However this site does not ship internationally, it’s only in Japan.

  • But many of these creators do shows over in America, and other countries.

  • So follow them on Twitter to keep updated on news like that.

  • You may be able to use a Japanese shopping service to get them sent overseas, I’m not positive on that.

  • But maybe try contacting some of the shopping services and see if they would be willing to do that for you.

  • So if youre located in Japan, you can get these items off the Omni7 website that I mentioned earlier.

  • And when you purchase items off that website, they will be delivered to the 7-11 that is most convenient for you to go pick them up at.

  • So you can have them deliver it to a 7-11 close by your house, or close by your workplace.

  • And then they will be there for you to go pick up at anytime 24 hours around the clock.

  • So it’s super convenient, and they don’t charge any shipping or any service fees at all.

  • I really hope you guys enjoyed this video of me showcasing some Japanese artists that you may never have heard of before.

  • Including my favourite, Konatsu-san and her Negora character, which I am completely in love with!

  • Thanks for watching guys and I will see you soon, bye!

Hey guys!

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