Sunday, January 12, 2020

Japonica: Year of the Rat

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STORYTELLING: A white rat named Itchy and his many siblings, were cold and hungry. There was nothing to eat. Winter could be brutal on tiny creatures. Lucky for them, they were clever rodent-kind! Suddenly, Itchy stood up tall, whiskers twitching. Music! He faced the direction of the wonderful melody. Oh, there was delicious food that way too! He flicked his skinny rat tail as if to say, "This way!," and raced over snow-covered branches and squeezed through tight spaces until the beautiful human home of warmth, music, and food opened before him and his brethren. They were so happy. The humans must have been happy to see them too, since the female screeched, and did a dance with her arms in the air, hopping left and right. Itchy snickered. Humans were strange. He darted across the matt, scurried up a small table, and lifted a ripe orange in his paws. He felt grateful to the humans, so before he left with his ill-gotten goods, he waved a paw back to the humans. It was his way of saying, Thanks.

Happy New Year! I couldn't resist squeezing in one more fun Japonica image. The official start of Year of the Rat is January 25, 2020. There's still time to get your Year of the Rat party on! For this image I included lots of gacha goodies, from decor to clothing from Japonica.

On him, Male Geisha Konpeki:
Outfit: Sakka's Studio Ss - MENS'20 Haori kimono - blue, Pearl strings [mesh](Japonica)(420L)
Hat: Air 9) RAKKA _Black G+White_CM, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Gloves: NOCHE Bill Essential Gloves [mesh](349L)
Hair: Wasabi Draco Mesh Hair - A [mesh](250L)
Eye makeup: Izzie's Eyelid Changer Monolid LAQ [BOM] (149L)
Skin: Pink Fuel [PF] Doll V2 Porcelain, dkbrow [BOM](2500L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Electric [mesh](89L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell  BJD Bento Head James // OMEGA-UV [mesh] (2000L)
Pose, instrument: Marushi 7)Marushin_Oiran_zabuton, 2li [mesh](300L)

On her, Zougeiro:
Hair: Silvery K TUBAKI-hime Hair#12 Tubaki PlatinumBlond, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Coat: tomoto haoriF 2019 ume gold, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(75L)
Kimono, Obi, bow: tomoto haoriF 2019 RARE turquoise, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(75L)
Socks: c*C*c TabiSocks gacha #04 Yellow, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Gloves: Hilly Haalan [hh] Winter Gloves MAITREYA [mesh](gift)
Eyes: Poetic Colors pearl - clear pond - large bright [mesh] (150L)
Skin: Belleza Smokey Skin, FLF [BOM]
Head: LAQ Bento - Scarlet 3.04 [mesh](1500L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: UZME OrientalEX2R (Japonica)(150L)

Offering: Schadenfreude Kagami Mochi Offering [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Offering: Schadenfreude Kagami Nezumi Rats [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Pillow: Kyoko Couture 1.KC No.77 JaponicaCushion, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Pillow: Kyoko Couture 4.KC No.77 JaponicaCushion, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Pillow: Kyoko Couture 10.KC No.77 JaponicaCushion, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Chest stairs: Maru Kado Hako Kaidan (mirror/6Li) ([mesh]Japonica)(220L)
Chest: Maru Kado Cha Tansu (2Li/sliding door script) [mesh](Japonica)(220L)
Floor: Maru Kado Koagari_tatami (3Li) [mesh](Japonica)(220L)
Mochi Flower display: MonkeyGirl [MG] mochihana BAMBOO S-G [mesh](Japonica)(200L)
Backdrop: MonkeyGirl [MG]Backdrop JP1, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Japonica: a Walk in the Snow

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STORYLINE: When the snow was falling, it was so peaceful and quiet. Konpeki loved it and wanted to enjoy it even though it was unwise to walk alone on stairs and the icy paths in his ankle-breaking tall geta. But this was his art. If he could not make it look easy and elegant he would need to find a new job. He was a rare Male Geisha. Everywhere he went, people stopped and stared. Normally he loved the attention and charmed the crowds well, but on a quiet cold night like this, he loved his alone time with nature more. 

Japonica has begun its anniversary hunt and there are prizes for men, women, hair, decor and even Chibit!  If you haven't stopped by Japonica yet, what are you waiting for? You can see a sneak preview of prizes here: Japonica Hunt

About the kimono coat shown above, it comes in red, black, green, blue, and green checkers. (Note: there is another model of the kimono that has a card pattern instead of checkers). You can choose 2 patterns for the inside or red or black. The kimono itself is Animesh. You need an animesh enabled viewer to see it correctly. It is constantly in motion, and comes with an animation hud to pose the sleeves and main body, or a set of standing and sitting animations.

On him, Male Geisha Konpeki:
Hair: Silvery K SAKURA Style Hair#4_(non bands)Silver, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Scarf: MOMOCHUU Natsume Muffler Fatpack, RARE, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Coat: ridi-ludi-fool / Naminoke Male Uchikake Koheiji Ichimatsu [Animesh](Japonica)(480L)
Hairpin: ROZOREAGALIA Tamayura hairpin [mesh](Japonica)(230L)
Hairpin: ROZOREAGALIA BiHull*hairpin(B)(Reimei) [mesh](Japonica)(90L)
Hairpin: ROZOREAGALIA BiHull*hairpin(D)(Reimei) [mesh](Japonica)(90L)
Hairpin: ROZOREAGALIA BiHull*hairpin(E)(Reimei) [mesh](Japonica)(100L)
Hairpin: ROZOREAGALIA BiHull*hairpin(F)(Reimei) [mesh](Japonica)(110L)
Skirt: titzuki / Fakeicon harang skirt, male, black [mesh]
Top: tomoto tanktop black [mesh] (240L)
Parasol: ROIRO Wagasa Kinari, gacha [mesh](50L)
Eye makeup: Izzie's Eyelid Changer Monolid LAQ [BOM] (149L)
Skin Face: Pink Fuel [PF] Doll V2 Porcelain, dkbrow [BOM](2500L)
Lips: Pink Fuel [PF] Sora <Alabaster> Classic Pout Lipstick - Blue [BOM](2500L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Electric [mesh](89L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell  BJD Bento Head James // OMEGA-UV [mesh] (2000L)
Body, and body skin: The Shops / TheMeshProject [BODY] Legacy (m) (1.1)  [mesh] (5000L)
Pose: Diesel Works Baasha4 (90L)