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6月, 2007 | nakagawa takeji

2007年06月 一覧

Thank you for sending mail.

I was encouraged by very good comments.
Because I am too glad, some comments are copied.
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Hello,
First of all, let me say that take-g work is beyond words.. I have been trying to contact him for some time now, so i am glad to reach you. I understand individual sales are not availlable, so, when and where is a gallery show…… I have clamouring children that cant get these toys out of their minds, which is ok with me.
Thanks
Eric
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Hi Sinichi,
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Please tell you brother for me that I am very impressed by his work. I, too,
am an industrial designer who creates toys, but my designs are made by large
companies and for sale in more commercial places, like Toys-R-Us. It is a
business, not so much “art.”
The robots and creatures your brother makes are toy-like, but are true art!
The ideas are wonderful and the sensitive use of various wood tones is very
effective. The fun and playfulness of his designs really shine. Too bad I
will miss seeing his creations while I’m in Japan.
I look forward to seeing more of his work on the web.
Kind Regards,
Bob K
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Hi Takeji,
Thanks for the reply. I had gathered the price was high from your website initially. Or rather, not high, but more expensive than one would normally expect in our day of cheaply produced toys. I have a friend who does this sort of intricate woodworking (albiet, not producing toys like the new set), and he also demands a price that is completely appropriate to his craft.
Good luck in your future ventures, your fine workmanship will certainly take you far. I’ve subscribed to your blog and can’t wait to see the fantastic work to come!
And a big thanks to Shinichi for helping with the translation. 😉
dickie
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Thank you for your response. The price is high and we understand the
exceptional attention to detail of the toys that you are making. It’s very
impressive and we wish you the best of luck with your masterpieces. It looks
amazing on the photos, so I can only imagine how great it looks in real life.
Best regards,
Vitali Servutas
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Hello again,
Sorry, I replied before I had read the updated Blog page. That tells me some more info.
Do you know how big the figures are? I absolutely love this model:
http://take-g.com/crafts/kazuki-tsutom.html
But I’m just curious, how big is it, and how much would it cost? I would love to own it one day 🙂
Thank you, and please pass on my thanks to your brother for making such great work. I wish him the best of luck.
cheers,
-Mike
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hi Shinichi,
first and foremost, thank you for your response to my email enquiries.
I truly respect the artist insistence on quality and taking pride in showing
the work before buying.
I am deeply impressed with such values.
I am currently working and living in Tokyo. I just missed the exhibition
which was held at Matsuya Ginza in May.
Do you have a list of upcoming exhibitions and the locations? I would
definitely love to visit the exhibition if it is in or near the Tokyo area.
Please let me have some information.
Thank you
Joe
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Thank you very much.
Takeji
以上は色々な国からの、とくに励まされたお返事です。
「take-g work is beyond words」(テイクジーの作品は言葉を超えている)
このコメントを見た時、ハッとしました。
言葉も国境も作品達には関係ないんですね。
こんな作品をつくっていなかったら、
人生の中で何の接点も持てなかっただろう人からの言葉に、
とても感動してしまいました。
何とも不思議なことですね。

今日もまだデンマークや中国の会社から引き合いを頂きました。
海外のサイトではtake-gをけっこう大きなメーカーと思っているみたいなんです!
実は六畳二間の古アパートの小さな工房なんですけどね。
ちなみに、住んでるとこもこれと同じです。
このギャップ、なんか笑えます。

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What happen 2 !?


(サイコロン cycorone )
前の記事『For friends of Take-G toy’s around the world!』を書いて以降、
ようやくお問い合わせなどは落ち着いてきました。
個人の作家さんのHPで英語のページがあるのを見ると、
以前はいるのかなぁ?と疑問だったのだけど、
今回の一件でよくよく分かりました。
ネットは世界とつながっていて、自分も無縁じゃないんですね。
英語の問合せの返答や、会社とのやり取り、ブログの文章などなど、
全部兄に書いてもらってます。
いやぁ~しかしよい兄を持ったなぁと。
彼は学者をしてるのでけっこう忙しいのだけど、合間をみてやってくれました。
生まれて以来ずっと目の上のたんこぶだなぁ、まったく!と思っていたけど、
持つべきものは英語のできる兄であると、やっと気がつきました。
前にブログでも書いたんだけど、すごく熱い(暑苦しい)人間で、いつもやたらと前向きで、
ぼくとはかなり性格がちがう。
今はイギリスにいて、たまに電話をしてくると話の最後には必ず「たけ、世界をめざせ!」
と言ってから切る。
どんなテンションなんだよおまえは!と毎回思うのだけど、
こんなことも起きる時は起きるので、まぁよしとしようかな。
てなわけで、何が起こっているのか!?は、いろいろな方からの情報で、
なんとなく分かって来た感じです。
最初が何だったのかは分かりませんが、
ネットならではの「芋づる式」というヤツですね。

あっという間に200万・・・すごい芋づるです。

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