Coosees at Kishibojin Craft Market 11.21 /鬼子母神・手創り市  

E.L. and I had a great time at the very crowded Kishibojin Craft Market last Sunday.  E.L. has two very good partners (Eccomin and Morizio), and together they host the Coosees craft stall twice a year in April and November.  The two partners did all the hard work and E.L. had a great time talking to her dear friends who made a special trip to see her there.   I was there to promote myself, and surprised people by removing my wig and putting it back on all day long!   I had my treat though, E.L.’s friend Teacher O had baked us some mouth watering chocolate muffins, they were an instant energy boost for all of us!


Kyoko mini outdoor exhibition. My friend, Smugglar Cat also came to support the Coosees.  I was also pleasantly surprised to see a lady in mask, our first encounter was in July this year when she came to the Kyoko San’s Fair in Si-Ho Sup, I was thrilled to see you at the market!

Kyoko青空ミニ展示会。友達のスマグラーキャットもコーシーズのために来てくれました。そこに、マスクをした女性が登場、7月、Si-Ho Supで行われたKyoko San Fairでお会いした方です。手創り市で再会出来て、本当に嬉しかった!

E.L.’s Lavender owl sachets.  They will bring you lots of good luck!


E.L’s lavender fairy sachets.  They are made with discontinued vintage fabric from Sweden, stuffed with lavender from France and organic lavender oil from England.  Hang one on your hanger and they’ll scent and guard your closet.


Eccomin’s eco cat dish scrubber and cat brooches were exclusively made for the Coosees craft stall.  She also sold many of her brand product samples at bargain prices, and they were quickly snatched up by her fans and other market goers.


Morizio has created a huge fan base and her products were always a hit at our stall.  Early birds get the feed, if you did not come early, these very special Morizio cat goods would be all gone by lunch time!


E.L.’s pick of the day, she wanted it so badly but Eccomin beat her for it!


I am looking forward to hosting another mini Kyoko exhibition in Kishibojin next Spring!   I’ll make sure E.L. works harder and make more new products.  See you all again in April 2011.


Edited: November 23rd, 2010

Coosees at Kishimojin Craft Market 4.18/鬼子母神・手創り市

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It was a cold fine day last Sunday, and the Coosees was one of the many craft stall holders at Kishimojin craft market.  The theme of our Spring appearance was cat, so…….


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Eccomin made many knitted cat accessories such as cat straps, bags, and her cat brooches were attracting many attention!


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Morizio-san made an impressive collection of bags, fabric paper weights, and cat dolls.


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The pot-mitts in the shape of a cat’s head were my favorite!


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The theme was supposed to be cats, but the lavender scented fairy sachets were the most saleable items for the day.


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I am very grateful for all the family and friends who came along to support me again!   Without you, I would have had a long tiring day shivering under the bare branches of the gingko trees.   Family and friends are my greatest treasure in life, I love you all!

わざわざ来ていただいた家族&友人、大感謝です!来ていただけなければ、銀杏の木の下で一日中寒さで震えていたことでしょう。家族・友人は最も大切な宝物。I love you all!

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NHK Television was also here to film the craft market.  Camden and Kyoko were observing the camera man and hoped that they would be filmed as well, but he left without noticing them.


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Coosees was formed because of the Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK), needless to say that we had a stream of furry supporters!  Thank you for coming, our furry friends always bring us joy!


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This handsome friend is a Husky and Shiba mix? Just a wild guess!


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This little one’s name is BrownRice.


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This 7 years old shy sausage dog is the manager of Cafe 9 chair!  A darling he is, and so is her mum, thank you for coming, I was delighted to see you both last Sunday!

7歳のこのシャイなダックスフント、Cafe 9 Chairのマネージャーです。彼に負けず、彼のママも可愛い!来ていただいて有難う。会えて嬉しかった!

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20% of our sale proceeds after cost will be donated to ARK.  The Coosees only hold the market stall twice a year. The next time will be in Autumn.  See you all again in November!


Other Coosees members’ report of the day:


Eccomin :

Morizio :

Edited: April 20th, 2010

Fairies: They really do exist! / 妖精がいました!

The Hoax / 作り話


Here are two of the five  Cottingley Fairies photos taken by Elsie Wright(aged 16) and Frances Griffiths(aged 10)  in Cottingley, near to Bradford in England in 1917.   The two cousins claimed that the photos were taken at the Cottingley Beck which was just a few yards away from Elsie’s back garden.  For the next sixty years, the Cottingley faires photos had captured the world’s attention,  some people remained sceptical about the authenticity of the photos, but many believed the photos were genuine.



In 1983, Elsie(78 years old) and Frances (71 years old) confessed “that the fairies in the photographs were actually drawings Elsie had made, cut out and set in place with hatpins.”


The Genuine / 真実

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The confession of Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths did not deter Kyoko’s firm believe in fairies.  I have always been looking out for them whenever I go out for a walk.  I know my effort has not been in vain when I finally caught sight of the flower fairies at the bottom of my garden!


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Seeing is believing, I’ve invited the flower fairies to Kishimojin Craft Market on 18th April.  Come and meet the fairies and you’ll know they really do exist!


Event detals:

Stall Name: Coosees /コーシーズ

Date : 18th April 2010 (Sunday) / 2010年4月18日

Place: Kishimojin Craft Market, Ikebukuro / 鬼子母神手創り市

Time : 9am-4pm / 9時~16時

N.B.:  20% of the proceeds after costs will be donated to Animal Refuge Kansai, the non-profit organization also known as ARK.  / 経費を除いた売上の20%は、NPO団体、アニマルレフュージ関西(ARK)に寄付されます。

Craft Market/手創り市:


Edited: April 11th, 2010