The show, which runs through Sept 12, includes customs by Kaji-san, artwork by Hanawa-san, as well as customs by Todd Robertson. The event also marks the release of Jupon, a character designed in 2D by Hanawa-san and interpreted as a 3D sofubi figure by Kaji-san. Jupon is an eating monster, and its name comes from the chomping sound made as Jupon devours his meals.
This is the first in a line of sofubi figures based on Hanawa-san's characters. The next will be Belotonian Jr. You can see my pics of the in-development sculpt for that character here.
Hanawa-san's art, which includes illustrations, paintings, and mixed media work, is shown at the Zenshi Gallery. I asked Hanawa-san how people can buy his art, and he said the best way is to go through the gallery. I'll try to get a link or info on other ways to contact them.
|First production Jupon (Not yet released. I'll post more details in an upcoming post.)|
|Sofubi + cloth Jupons side by side|
|Original illustrations on cloth|
|Masayoshi Hanawa T-shirt|
|Kaji-san + Masayoshi Hanawa|