“ICHIBAN KUJI” is a borrowed phrase from Japanese, which means “the best raffle”. It was a new series of promotions released by a Japanese anime figure manufacturer. Adding assured prizes to each ticket, it shares the general ideas of a raffle as usual.
Its divergent stories from various characters have not only built our collective childhood memories but provided our crucial creative experiences with joyful and colorful inspirations and curiosities. Despite its heroes or villains - even some mascot or other supporting roles in “ICHIBAN KUJI”, all their related depictions could meet with our different satisfaction. Hunting for indefinite results might give us a taste of mixed feelings as we had experienced the struggle searching for the unknown. Winning prizes was never the only purpose of ICHIBAN KUJI; It could also be an approach to convey our common message for healing hearts and social connection with one another.
Our creative works thus could bring visitors with wonder and they represent ourselves as best prizes in the exhibition. Meanwhile, we are looking forward to fruitful possibility of visitors finding resonance with our works. Now, as ourselves being tickets of “ICHIBAN KUJI, the version of art”, let us join a bumpy ride inside the raffle box to be drawn lots for you !