A Disney | HERALBONY pop-up shop will be opening at the Festival Plaza on the 9th floor of Hankyu Umeda Main Store from April 26th!

HERALBONY will open a Disney | HERALBONY pop-up shop at the 9th floor festival plaza of Hankyu Umeda Main Store from Wednesday, April 26th. Items themed around Disney's 100th anniversary will be on display in the store.

In addition to the sale of Disney | HERALBONY items, the venue will exhibit and sell original artworks themed on "Mickey Mouse" and "Minnie Mouse" created by 41 intellectually disabled artists with whom HERALBONY has signed art license agreements. Some of the artworks have been used in the designs of the Disney | HERALBONY collection.

■ Basic information

Period: Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 to Monday, May 8th, 2023 *The final day of the event will end at 6pm
Venue: Hankyu Umeda Main Store, 9th floor, Festival Plaza

Special page URL: https://website.hankyu-dept.co.jp/honten/h/happycommunication_disney/

■ Introduction of products for sale (partial list)

Socks (2 designs)

Special art socks with Mickey Mouse printed on Masahiro Fukui's art. These socks have a good fit and are made of cotton for a comfortable feel. The cut jacquard construction ensures that the art is reproduced accurately.

*Pre-sale item at "Disney | HERALBONY POP UP in Hankyu."

Price: 1,980 yen each (tax included)

Mickey Mouse Plush

HERALBONY's first special art charm. A limited design that combines four artworks with Mickey Mouse's trademark pants and shoes. Attach it to your bag or decorate your room. This Mickey Mouse has a unique costume design. *Only 600 pieces are available.

Price: 11,000 yen (tax included)

Micro bag (2 designs available)

This pouch comes with a handle, making it convenient for short trips. The satin material is soft to the touch and easy to use.

Price: 4,950 yen each (tax included)

Hand towel

A vibrant terry cloth bottle cover with colorful art dye-printed on it, accented with Mickey Mouse embroidery.

Price: 1,650 yen (tax included)

■Original art will also be exhibited and sold!

In addition to selling Disney | HERALBONY items, the venue will also exhibit and sell original artworks themed on Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse created by intellectually disabled artists with whom HERALBONY has an art license agreement. Some of the artworks have been used in the designs of the Disney | HERALBONY collection.

Introduction of artists and their works (partial list)

Artwork: "Hamburger (2)" | 418,000 yen (tax included)

Artist: Atsuhito Fujiki

Currently employed at Yamanami Kobo (Shiga Prefecture)

Born in 1994, currently living in Shiga Prefecture, and has been with Yamanami Studio since 2014.

Pointing at passing cars, he asks, "Nissan?" "Honda?" He repeatedly confirms the name of the support worker and his favorite food. Each and every exchange of words becomes a way for him to make contact with others. The answers to his questions become a form of wordplay, and are also an important means of communication for him to ascertain the other person's thoughts and state. His creative activities are an extension of this relationship. He creates artworks repeatedly, always enjoying conversations with his support workers. He confirms his favorite cars, foods and people in words and then draws them. All of the works that emerge from his expressions are imbued with a feeling of cherishment.

Artwork: "Dandelion" | 220,000 yen (tax included)

Author: Masahiro Fukui

Current position: Art Space Karafuru (Tottori Prefecture)

His style of work is to look at motifs and illustrated catalogs before drawing. All the plants that catch his eye are warm. His works, drawn with a thick brush, are lovely and take the viewer to a gentle world.

On the other hand, works that use the "Fukui font," boldly expressed with a magic marker, exude a dignified atmosphere and confuse the viewer's eye.

We look forward to seeing you all.

About "Love Difference."

"live my own way".

There is no single right way to live or set values. At HERALBONY, we believe it's okay to be unusual and different from others. The extraordinary art created by people with intellectual disabilities is free and original, and gives us, the public, a new way of looking at the world. When you change the way you look at things, you change. When you change, the world changes too. Look at things however you like. Color them however you like. Change the world however you like. We believe that "Diversity & Inclusion" begins with finding what you just love.

"Disney | HERALBONY" special website: https://love-difference.com/

E-commerce site: https://heralbony.com/pages/disney-heralbony-top