“Shop, eat and make Kyoto healthy!”
As an effort to restore the economy of Kyoto city, deeply affected by the new coronavirus as many other cities across the globe, and due to their connection to Kyoto, CLAMP are joining a new collaboration project with the city in order to support it.
The project will last from May 8 to June 30 and it will involve:
The CLAMP 30th Anniversary chibi charactes will be spread around the city of Kyoto and you are invited to find them all and collect their stamp in a stamp rally.
Kyoto Industry Events
From tradicional food, souvenirs and cultural experiences, CLAMP will collaborate with two major city events:
Kyomono Gyosan Ichi (May 8 and 9) – https://kyomono-gyosanichi.com/
- Character Stamp Rally
- Original Traditional Craft Experience Atelier
- CLAMP x Kyoto City Art Exhibition Panel
- CLAMP Official Fanshop popup store
Takumi Expo 2021 (May 8 and 9) – https://densan.kyoto/
- Announcement of a collaboration work between CLAMP and Wakaba-kai, a traditional craft of Kyoto
- Sales of goods related to Kyoto
More information should come by the end of April.
The website states that all events will be strictly following the regulations as recommended by health authorities.
I have a little bit of mixed feelings about this. It’s really good to see CLAMP using their popularity as a means to support the city in which they have strong bonds to — 3/4 of them were born there and currently all 4 of them are living there. At the same time, I am not there to judge how safe these events can be, but it’s still valid that they are doing something supportive for their city in these trying times we are all going through.
I wonder if we will be getting new chibi illustrations with the characters in Kyoto traditional clothes or if it’s going to be the same ones already released… hmm.