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This fundraising project is for an internationally crowdfunded flower stand to be sent to Yokohama Arena for Miyano Mamoru's Live Arena Tour 2019 (Tour Name TBA!)
After such an amazing response and a wonderful display for EXCITING! in Saitama Super Arena last year, I'm happy to announce that I will once again organize another Flower Stand on behalf of the overseas fans to our beloved entertainer extraordinaire, Miyano Mamoru!
I know it's not always easy to find ways to express your support and gratitude to Mamo-chan as international fans, for many reasons. Whether you plan to be there for this tour or if that's still on your bucket list, my hope is that this flower stand can represent the full POWER OF LOVE that Mamo-chan has brought to our lives.
As a thank you to all of the breathtaking songs and performances he's put on over the years, please join me so that together, we can let Mamo-chan know just how many people around the world are a part of TEAM MAMO!
(special thank you to Aoi Shouta Project for some of the details below!)
WHAT IS A FLOWER STAND ANYWAY?
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. Senders are not only artists's friends, colleagues, producers and company, but also fans. They can be seen in and/or outside venues and are usually put out in a massive display.
(Last year's Crowd-Funded Flower Stand!)
Various flower companies offer custom designs where you can put any photo, picture and names of who sent the flowers.
Flower stand price varies from 20,000 to 100,000 JPY for a made to order custom stand. That's approximately $200-$1,000 respectively. Based off of the stand from last year, overall size and materials needed, along with any additional service charges, my estimate starts at $750.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR VS LAST YEAR?
To be honest, not much! The florist from last year was incredibly helpful and easy to work with, for starters. I would like to try something different this year, in terms of design, hopefully with the inspiration of the tour title and aesthetic! I appreciate your trust in me this early in the stage, and I hope, with everyone's help, to make sure our flower stand does last year's Kotisu justice~!
HOW DO YOU KNOW MAMO-CHAN WILL EVEN SEE THIS STAND?
Artists really do appreciate flower stands given to them and fans (including myself!) love to see the displays too! To be frank, I don't know for sure if Mamo-chan will personally see this flower stand, but his staff and all attendees to the live absolutely sees all of the stands!
I was especially moved by the number of local and overseas fans who took pictures of the stand we put together last year, it was really beautiful and humbling to talk to fellow fans who were happy to see that Mamo was loved overseas, too!
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR DONATIONS IF YOU WON'T BE ABLE GATHER ENOUGH MONEY BY THE DEADLINE?
If I don't gather enough or upon some circumstances won't be in time to order flowers to be delivered to the first Yokohama Arena tour date (May 28), I can save the funds under this project for a future event. It's possible that Mamo-chan will have a FC Event in the second half of 2019, but nothing has been announced as of the time of posting. All backers can rest assured that there will be plenty of updates throughout the process!
I do not intend to profit from this project. Besides how pricey the flower stand itself is, GoGetFunding takes a 6.9% fee for platform fee and the payment processing fee. Donations reflect this amount. Other costs include shipping fee from the florist as well as covering some of the reward shipping costs. All other funds will go towards everything regarding order of the flower stand and design, including any materials needed, printing costs, etc.. All Backers will receive exclusive progress and design updates regarding the stand as well as photos of the real stand from the concert venue.
ARE THERE REWARDS IF I DONATE $◯◯??
Yes there are! Please check the section to the right >> for a list of limited rewards! For tiers with goods, I will ship your prizes within a few weeks after the tour has ended. There sometimes are buying limits, so if that's the case, the wait time will be longer. Thank you in advance for your patience!
**Actual goods details are typically available at least 3 weeks before the tour begins**
Once you checkout, I will follow up with a Google form link that will ask you additional details regarding the name and country details to be included on the stand. Please check your promotions or spam folder for this email! Please note, all responses are to be submitted before 5/10.
If you would like to opt out of rewards, I believe this is an option upon payment confirmation, but definitely let me know.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR DONATIONS?
We accept donations through PayPal or credit card. Once you create an account and enter your information, GoGetFunding 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 LOVE THIS IDEA AND I WANT TO SUPPORT BUT I'M NOT IN A PLACE TO DONATE AT THIS MOMENT...
Please do not worry about not being a huge donor, this is meant to be as inclusive as possible! Even a dollar or two would be so incredible helpful to get to the goal. If you can't donate anything, please feel free to share this page on your social media channels--twitter, facebook, tumblr, you name it, I welcome it!
WHO IS RUNNING THIS PROJECT? WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT X, Y, Z?
This sacchan~* I currently live in Tokyo, but have my gogetfunding account set up from when I lived in the US, sorry for the confusion!