Thursday, May 04, 2017

May The Fourth be with you~SWCO was just awesome!

May The Fourth be with you everyone!

I attended the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017( Ap 13-16th).
and this was my 4th Star Wars Celebration(Celebration Japan,Orlando, Anaheim and Orlando).

I'm a fan of Star Wars since I was around 12 years old.
I went to the theater TFA for 8 times, Rogue one also 8 times.
I can't count how many times I watched all episode..

There are many way for enjoying Star Wars. Someone loves plastic models, novels, build the light saber, build a robot, of course costume play(me too) etc..

In my main fan activity is Star Wars vegetable carving!
During the Celebration, I've stayed in our booth" Jedi Order Japan" and carved Star Wars vegetable carving for most of time.

Here's our booth. There is a man standing in the middle..He is our friend "Shuhon-san"  from the Rebel legion Japan Base.
looks so cool!, isn't he!? :)

Jedi Order Japan is a Fan club where people love the Star Wars gather.
In Celebration this year, we displayed our handmade SW items such as

Takahiro's Cube

Yuki's Papercutting art (Yuki's web page )

We gave full power for 4 days!!

I started to carve the vegetable into a Star Wars since 2005 when I met my friends.
Every time We have a meeting at my place, I made different vegetable carving...that means I've been in this fight since I was 33 years old!

In Orlando, My operation started from buying a vegetable at  the supermarket!

at first ,I thought I bought too many.. but used all of them after all.

Actually this was our 3rd time of celebration in USA, so we have many good friends there. Seeing with them again is also one of our purpose!!

We've been in friends since the last Orlando.

We were so happy to have Mairo-san who is the reader of 501 Japanese garrison!

I met Stuart-san few month ago in Japan, and we meet again inOrlando!

They are so cute and great costumer. 
We've met all three Star Wars Celebrations!
Their parent is a great R2-builder and this year..they bring new one..Chopper!! that was amazing!

We are so glad to met them again!
Hope to see next time too!

On Saturday, I had a presentation at Star Wars University(Fan panel).
I was so happy that my panel was announced at blog of!

and... the panel was just awesome!
Star Wars fan are so great and All the SW fan in the room were united!
It was my 3rd time of class so I wanted to add our history of Mukimono and Japanese food.

My English isn't good enough to explain everything but we had wonderful time!

After the class, there are so many people who were in the class visited to our booth to say hi...I was moved!!
I miss all of them now. If you find me on Facebook please let me in your lists!

They are the cutest droid I've ever met!

They are so cool!

She an her mother were so kind! Thank you for enjoyed my panel.

Thank you all for the wonderful words!

It was great meeting you Paul and your son at the in front of ANA!

Thank you so much for everyone who were in the room!

On the last day of Sunday, I was invited to the Star Wars Show Stage which qa very honored!!
I finished making Star Wars show Yoda and Rancor at the stage.
I was little nervous first but It was so much fun after all!

StarWars Show live Day 4 (my part)

Thank you for wonderful host , Anthony!

Thank you so much Dana!
Her interview for Mike Quinn was awesome!

I carved  totally I made a 15 carvings for 4 days but 
1 piece missing from this picture.......

That's because.....
You can find my Yoda at Youtube video on the The Star Wars Show
I've been watching the show every week and..
Surprisingly,I'm also on the video just a!

Well, I just can't write all the story what happen in 4days ...

We had an interview from podcast "Blast Point".
They visited my panel too... they are so friendly and interview was so much fun!

I also had an interview from Chicago tribune. 
He visited our booth twice.. thank you so much!

My last guest was Nathan.Thank you!

Our next door was the group who build the big, real, Millennium Falcon!
The Falcon was very cool!! so was people!!!!

and Mary-san.. I've been knowing her since the Star Wars Celebration Japan.
She is always my hero.
I'm so happy that I could meet her again.

There are still so much to talk about!!
All I can say.... the Star Wars Celebration is awesome!
It is a best place to meet Star Wars family.

On the way fly back to Japan,We met a group who was at my panel.
It was great meeting you!

At last , Thank you for everything who I met at Star Wars Celebration!

The Saga continues..