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【A STORY ABOUT HALLOWEEN】

🎃👻🤖 This is a story about Halloween 💀👽👹🎃

The designer of The Viridi-Anne, Okaniwa San, and I began working together in 2005, and have been friends since. Back then I would spend lots of time hanging out at TVA’s old office in Harajuku where Okaniwa San’s son, Ibuki, sometimes would sit quietly working on his drawings. My Japanese wasn’t good enough and Ibuki was still quite little and shy, but through his complex and wonderful drawings, I was able to understand Ibuki’s love for art and expression ⋯ 👻

我和The Viridi-Anne (TVA) 的設計師 Okaniwa 先生相識於2005年,自此成為好友。那時候我經常到TVA在裏原宿的舊辦公室打發時間。Okaniwa先生的兒子Ibuki有時坐在辦公室一角,安靜地畫畫。當時我的日語不好,而Ibuki年少,性格有點害羞,但看到他複雜又美妙的繪畫,我感受得到Ibuki對藝術和美的熱愛 ⋯

 

 

某年萬聖節,我告訴Okaniwa先生這個節日對我意義重大,以至我在美國居住時,每年都會自己製作萬聖節服飾。他聽到後,拿出一些Ibuki參加學校萬聖節派對的相片,那些服裝都是他毎年親自為Ibuki造的!細緻的設計令我讚嘆,穿在Ibuki身上更是尤其可愛。那一套套服裝,都反映了Okaniwa父子對動漫的共同熱愛。
我向Okaniwa先生表示這些衣服想必受到同學和朋友們一致讚賞了,但他一臉尷尬地說:「感覺有點不好意思,因為那時我已經是一個專業的時裝設計師。」


時光匆匆而過。最近我在Okaniwa先生家中慶祝他的生日,順道歡送Ibuki出國學習芭蕾舞。這次是長大了的Ibuki向我展示這些他珍而重之的萬聖節照片。那刻我心裡萬般感動,只想記下這些美麗的回憶,和各位分享。

萬聖節快樂。

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