Fundraising project for an international flower stand to be sent on Aoi Shouta's Fanclub Event, A☆happy lab. Party 2018: 5xTrajectory.
This year Aoi Shouta Fanclub event is dedicated to his 5th debut anniversary and we decided to do something special for him on behalf of his international fans. He doesn't really know how much fans from all parts of the world support him and we want to show it by presenting a flower stand with flags of the countries where his fans live from all over the world. We hope all of you can participate so we can show our love for him and congratulate him altogether!
What is a flower stand? Why is it so expensive?
Sending flower stands is a special tradition in Japan used to congratulate someone and show their support. They can be sent to commemorate openings of different shops or restaurants by people that were involved in the project or they can be sent to live or concert venue to congratulate artists. They can be seen in venue and the senders are not only artists's friends, producers and company but also fans.
Various flower companies offer custom designs where you can put any photo, picture and names of who sent the flowers. We plan to create a board saying we're oversea's fans putting flag and names of countries of fans who participated in this project. Board will be designed after we collect enough money to order flower stand.
(Flower stand pictures taken from https://ameblo.jp/prettyfly-flower/ )
Flower stand price varies from 20,000 to 100,000 JPY. That's approximately 200$-1000$ respectively. As we want to present a nice stand on behalf of literally whole planet we chose average price and set 400$ as a goal. 400$ would be enough to order a stand similar to pictures above. (Update: we have provided an explanation on why we have set 500$ as the goal for this campaight. Please see the update tab for it :3)
It is so expensive will Shouta even see this stand?
Artists really appreciate flower stands given to them and Shouta loves them a lot. He was reading messages written on flowers in Prism tour making film (I can't upload it here but I can give you screenshots in private messages wherever), staff blog on his official FC site posts a lot of photos and he takes photo of every flower stand to upload to his personal blog (for example last tour entry:https://ameblo.jp/aoi-shouta/entry-12331828516.htm...)
If we send a flower stand it will definitely be seen by Shouta and all his staff and perhaps seeing how many fans he has throughout the world it will increase chances for him to make more performances or fan-meetings in another countries.
What if you won't be able to gather enough money until FC event? Where will our donated money go?
If we don't gather enough or upon some circumstances won't be in time to order flowers to his summer FC event (30th of June) we will save this money here and after we gather enough use them to send a flower stand to his next Wonder Lab live (at the end of the year perhaps?).
We don't have any intention to grab even a single dollar for ourselves (moreover we ourselves will also donate as much as we can for this project) and everything regarding order of the flower stand, board design and photos of the real stand in the event venue will be shared with all member's of this project here on this page.
Would there be any rewards if I donate **$??
Yes there are! Check the Rewards section for a list of rewards! For FC goods we will ship your prize goods right after FC event. They are to be announced yet so we can't put any pictures of them before Shouta's official staff does so.
Also if you are donating more than 10$ please leave a comment on this page with the country where you are from that you would like to be included in the board. For donations more than 15$ please leave a comment with the nickname or alias you want to be written on the board, otherwise we will use your first name that you have entered when you donated.
What are the payment options for our donations?
We accept donations through PayPal or credit card. Once you completed entering your information it will ask to login to your PayPal account or enter your credit card info. Don't worry though about your credit card info as it still will go through the secure channels of PayPal, it's just an option to if you don't have a PayPal account. So rest assured transactions will be secure.
I want to support Shouta but I don't have a lot of money right now and it's hard for me to donate...
Don't worry about not being able to donate a big sum of money! Even a dollar or two would be an essential step towards our goal. If you can't donate anything you can still be a big support to everyone! Let's share information about this project wherever we can! If you have any social media (like twitter) where you have friends you like Aoi Shouta or you know a Facebook fan-page spread the world! One person can't do anything but together we can create miracles!
Who are running this project? Can I ask about....?
We are Mari (twitter: @) and Aoi (twitter: @). If you have any questions left feel free to message us!
A fantasy can't be seen if you're looking at it alone - Aoi Shouta (Flower)
So together let's make this fantasy into reality!