From the artist to the collector hands.
We’ve all collected something at some point in
lives. For some people it can be sports cards while for others, stamps might be
there go-to. You can start easy with a simple collection of rocks and work your
way to collecting cars (if you can handle the luxury of it, of course).
I have been a fan of the Japanese arts for many years.
Now and for over five years I have gotten the chance to purchase items that
reflect on the series and the art styles that I have come to like in these
years as a fan. From manga (Japanese comics) to apparels such as keychains
and jewelry and let’s not forget the adorable (figurines of
characters), my collection also includes stickers, postcards and posters from
different series. I also own various clothing items, mugs, blankets, CDs and
People ask me on many occasions the reasons behind me
collecting these items to which I always reply that supporting the artists
behind the creation of these characters is very dear to me. These artists are often worked to the bone and by me collecting their work, it means that I can show my appreciation and support for their art and effort. It also helps that
these items, especially the figurines, are very cute and it is just a fun hobby
to collect them.
I do believe that we all need a little something that
makes us happy, for our health’s sake. For me, being able to own this
collection means that I come home to seeing characters of series that
have shaped me to be who I am today. Having been able to purchase these
collectables and to have also gotten the chance to exchange some of these with
friends from all around the world means that I am not alone in this and that we
can all have a little fun while supporting the artists we love.