Do you remember the “Fall Whisper” Dress set for Neo Blythe?
It was a collaboration with Japanese artist, AKETSUN! Her signature fashion style is bright and pop, reminiscent of the Japanese Showa era graphics. Her fun use of applique and handy craft
is a celebration of all that’s pop and Japan! After being a finalist in the Blythe Beauty Contest, she developed a relationship with Junie Moon as a frequent guest artists.
AKETSUN! just had an amazing exhibition at Junie Moon, and we have some of the exclusive pieces available here online!
Here at Junie Moon online we want to bring Tokyo to your door each day!
Welcome to our first installment to “about the artist”, where we shine a light on Japanese artists who help paved the way in doll culture!
Famous doll artist “Aketsun!” designed the “Fall Whisper” Neo Blythe dress set!
We had a mini interview with “Aketsun!” to let everyone know who she is.
“Aketsun!” entered the 1st Blythe Beauty Contest and won second runner-up.
The image of her styling doll was used for the CWC original stationery and was very popular!
You will probably recognize the image of the doll by its colorful and dreamy design.
CWC Annex made this beautiful animation for the “Fall Whisper” collaboration dress set:
“Aketsun!” has also participated in many official Blythe events like Junie Moon’s “Variety Fair” and the annual Blythe charity anniversary events.
She is a big fan of Blythe, and she devotes herself to creating for her Neo and Petite collection.
Let us introduce “Aketsun!”, a star amount Blythe artists!
A. I have been working as a freelance illustrator since 2000.
I have been drawing cute illustrations mainly for children.
Receiving the second runner-up prize for the Blythe Beauty Contest in 2006 was the turning point for me to really get involved in the doll world!
Many of my products are sold at CWC produced dolls events.
Q. What was your first encounter with Blythe?
A. It was when I found “Sunday’s Best” at a toy shop. Her blue eyes were so beautiful that I decided to take her home instantly.
Q. Tell us about your Blythe collection.
A. I am a serious collector! I have all the Neos except PARCO Limited.
I have all of Petite Blythes, dress sets and furniture sets.
My first priority when I moved was to be able to have a space to display all of my collection!
I like them with the stock outfits and makeup very much, so when I customize dolls I buy 2 dolls, one for my collection and one for customizing.
Of course I keep all the collection cards and boxes, too!
Q. How do you play with Blythe dolls?
A. Sometimes I customize them, but most of the time I make outfits for them.
Recently I am reusing the accessories that I made for myself for the dolls as belts and hair accessories!
Q. What is your favorite Blythe?
A. I love Lounging Lovely. I like her childlike style with black hair and the bangs. She is the doll that I entered the Blythe Beauty Contest with!
Q. Do you have anything you want to do with Blythe in the future?
A. I would like to style Blythe dolls with my friends that I have met through Blythe.