Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
It was great to see a wide variety of paintings, clothing, jewelry, christmass cards, book illustrations and stuffed toys sold at the art sale. People came, young and old to admire and buy the art. The jewel of the event are the artist themselves. Such talent and inspiration fills the atmosphere. Looking foreward for next year's event.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
There is no admission but encourage a donation.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
We've updated Topshapeimports.com with new a layout of pages and photos. Momotaro Jeans released a new line of clothing called bicycle jeans! Check out the high quality pictures of the offerings from Mikihamono "The Lengendary cutting edge".
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Even though it has been a day since the closing ceremony, we find our selves hopelessly tired. We expect to be tired for days to come, as we try to catch up on sleep we most likely would not be able to retrieve.
Jolekyo was in attendance at Anime North 2009.
This time around, not as dealers but as part of the organizing committee. We specialized in guest relations. If life was an RPG, we would have leveled up like when defeating a mid boss. We would have unlocked new job classes to improve upon, while meeting possible members of your future party. In other words we had a difficult time but learned a lot. We also met people who we may become our good friends in the future.
We did have a difficult time, but by no means are we saying we did not enjoy our time. Please note I did not have much sleep for the last few nights, so ignore any comments that sound….. sleep deprived. Now it may take some effort to get back into our usual schedule of routines.
Next thing that comes to mind is the costumes. Cosplay is a serious deal here. It was so overwhelming that we felt left out, if not strange for not participating. It made us think who to cosplay should we participate. Although this information will not be made public, we got a pretty good idea, and had a good laugh. It was a pleasure to meet all the guests, staff members and fans here in Toronto. We will go back to Calgary and use the experiences we gained here to inspire our work.
BANKAI!!! ehhem…… excuse us.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Jolekyo & Top Shape Imports was in attendance at the 2009 C.C.&E.E.
We were on the morning of the first day, and had already decided to have revenge on the expo next year. It’s not that there were any disappointments, but we felt unprepared after seeing some other exhibitor booths. We were so impressed that it pumped us up to do better.
Our objective for the expo, was to get members of the public familiar with Jolekyo and Top Shape Imports. We can do detailed explanations on our website, but there is so much more interaction when we get to meet people face to face. We were able to benefit from meeting fellow artists, potential clients and enthusiasts of all kinds.
To get things going, we decided to showcase our effectiveness in listening, comprehension & presentation of ideas. We would bug individuals walking by our booth and ask them what was on their minds, or what they would like to see a depiction of. There was no commitment involved, as we just wanted to get a sense of how clear our communication channels were. We were having great fun with the thoughts people had, & asked visitors to “name the price” of the resulting art. We used fabric markers bought at a local craft store on matte or regular paper. Though we did quite well (especially for something we just had come up with), our payment was sharing the smile with our visitors. We hope they got a sense of the theory behind Jolekyo Inc.
For Top Shape Imports, the initial draw seemed to be the hocho knives on display. Many people interested in Japanese metal works (knives by Miki Hamano Produce) stopped by, including cooks and chefs at various stages of their careers. A few people took notice of the Aoshima catalog and browsed through. Next year we will have stock to show the detail of many of their products. Though we may have not had the time to explain to some, we are the exclusive distributor for Miki Hamono Produce (Japanese Hocho) in North America & the only authorised dealer for Aoshima (hobby creation company), & Momotaro Jeans (Japan Blue Group), & Eternal Jeans (Maeno). These companies are at the forefront of design, research and quality in their respective catagories.
Some visitors asked what the relationship was between Jolekyo and Top Shape Imports. Our answer is that both are young companies seeking to bring our customers the highest quality of goods and services for the cheapest possible price.
Look for us next year, we look forward to getting our revenge!