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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 27 2018 3:30 AM UTC +00:00.

InuBy Inu
First created
InuBy Inu
First created
$245
pledged of $700pledged of $700 goal
15
backers
36hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 27 2018 3:30 AM UTC +00:00.

About

I'm Inu, and together with my partner I've been creating artwork on T-shirts and other items at our website Gesshoku.com for 11 years. We'd love to get started making enamel pins, and with our endless love of Japan, what better way to start than with two pins inspired by Japanese folklore, who are cute animals as well!

If we reach our goal, we'll be able to make this Shrine Fox enamel pin featuring a white kitsune and red torii (shrine gate), and this adorable black Maneki Neko (beckoning cat) enamel pin.

While there are many Shinto shrines in Japan, Inari shrines are known for their red torii gates and association with foxes, and the largest and most famous of these is Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto. The white fox is said to be the messenger of Inari and can be often found among souvenirs sold at the shrines. (Kitsune Mythology)

Our Shrine Fox pin reflects this famous image of the white fox and red gate in an enamel pin design. The small Japanese character on the pin says 'kitsune', meaning fox.

If you follow our shop, you might already recognize this guy, where our Chibi Kitsune apparel and bags are for sale. ^_^

The Pin

The Shrine Fox pin will be 1 inch (25mm) tall and made of soft enamel with a black nickel finish. It will come with a rubber clutch back and a matching backing card.

The maneki neko, or "beckoning cat", is often spotted in shop windows waving in customers with an uplifted paw. According to one legend, a temple cat waved its paw at a group of passing samurai, saving them from a lightning strike. The samurai were so grateful they bestowed fortune on the impoverished temple owner, thus the idea that the maneki neko will bring visitors and riches. (Maneki Neko Legend)

Our Maneki Neko smiles with a left paw greeting you, while it holds a gold coin with the character for 'luck'. A black maneki neko is also said to keep away evil spirits!

The Pin

The Maneki Neko pin will be 1 inch (25mm) tall and made of soft enamel with a gold finish. It will come with a rubber clutch back and a matching backing card.

Rewards

Here's what you'll get at each reward level: 

All rewards come with FREE shipping to the US.

International shipping is $11 for each level except the t-shirt, which is $22.

T-shirt Info

For T-shirt info and sizing, see the sizing page our on website.

Let's do this!

We're excited to put together our first Kickstarter, and we hope you're excited to get these two amazing pins. You can also help us hit our goal by telling your friends about us, or sharing the project on all your social accounts.

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Risks and challenges

Running a shop for many years, we have plenty of experience in designing files for print, shipping, international shipping, and customer service. Thanks to this experience, we've been able to plan for shipping and printing costs as well as Kickstarter and payment processing fees.
This will be our first time manufacturing enamel pins, and we've found a reputable pin maker we're confident we can work with. It's always possible there may be delays in the manufacturing process, but we'll keep all backers informed of the process.

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