自六月以來都很忙，巳兩個月沒有更新部落格了! 其實心裡一直掛念着更新部落格的事, 所以都有以相片紀錄了這兩個月裡一切關於手工藝的事兒及作品。
I have been extremely busy since this June, so I didn’t update this blog!~!! In fact, I have been thinking of this blog, therefore, I have been taking the photos of my works and crafty events.
今次因為在栗島的mt tape 博覽會將於10月5日再舉行，所以雖然仍忙着另外一項 “大工程” , 我仍然希望能在這一兩天內報告我於8月時參觀此博覽會的況,(這是我ニ次看mt tape 展覽, 上次在泰國看的。) 藉此可以為那些對mt tape 有興趣及即將到四國的朋友作為參考。(我也是從另外的一位愛mt tape 的朋友得知此展覽的, 原以為看過相片後會減低我參觀時的趣味感，但卻完全不是呢! 所以有興趣的朋友，不妨去看看及參與其中的活動。)
The mt tape expo will be held again on Awashima Island on 5th Oct, so I hope I am able to report what I experienced there this August these days even though I am still working on a ‘big project’ now. ( It was the second time I participated in such expo, last time was in Thailand.) As such, it works as reference for those who are interested in mt tapes and will visit Shikoku. ( This expo was also introduced by another mt tape lover . I supposed that my pleasure for the expo would be lessened by viewing the photos in advance, but it was not the case. Therefore, I would like to highly recommend those in who are interested, to visit and participate the events held by the expo . )
栗島位於日本四國香川縣附近離岸的一個小島, 從香川縣須田碼頭到栗島, 船程約需半小時。未到栗島，在須田碼頭的堤壩及到栗島的小船上，巳可看見色彩奪目的mt tape (紙膠帶), 心情頓感興奮！
Awashima Island is located off the coast of Kagawa ken , Shikoku, Japan , it takes around half an hour from Suda Port,Kagawa Ken to Awashiwa Island. Before arriving at the Island, beautifully decorated boat and dam with the mt tapes at Suda Port can be seen. It was really exciting!!!
下船後, 跟着島上的指示, 向着山崗方向走, 很快便到達圖1的栗島海洋紀念館, 看到館入口處轉右，沿着圖2的小徑再向前走, 便可達位處小山崗頂的展覽場所。(圖3) 由碼頭步行至展場才不用5分鐘。
After getting off the boat, follow the indicators and head to the hillside, you can get to the Awashima Island Ocean Memorial (photo.1) soon. Turn right at the entrance of the Center, walk along the alley shown in photo.2, you will arrive at the venue at the small hill. It takes less than 5 mins from pier to the venue.
The venue was transformed from a deserted secondary school. It is one of the exhibition areas — Aquarium.
A shopping area transformed from canteen. The stuff shown in the lower photo. were shopping baskets decorated with mt tapes.
All people concentrated in choosing their goodies. The machines shown in the lower photo were lucky draw machines seen in every expo. Those mt tapes shown in the eggs were sold at a discount. Surely, you couldn’t choose the patterns.
The Awashima island edition was encircled in red in upper photo.
The wooden board on the left in lower photo showing the school hyme.
The lower photo showing the latest products—portable tape transferor and dispenser.
A closer look of the portable tape transferor and dispenser.
And a pile of mt tape ideas and inspiration books.
Once you purchased their products, you could get any beautiful catalogues and mt tapes decorated fans at cashiers as many as you could.
Because of the infrequent sailing schedule, there were two areas we would leave our footprints —one was the café. The choices of food and drinks were limited and their taste was reasonable.
Another must-go area was trial area. Over ten buckets of mt tape which worth several hundred US dollars were available for trial. How generous the company was!!!!
Music Room. Actually, the roof of the school was also decorated with mt tapes, but it was sooo hot (41 degrees Celcius)that I was not interested in taking photos there.
According to the Official website, mt tapes pop-up expo will be held in Hong Kong in Oct to early Nov. At that time, I will buy the Hong Kong Limited edition and we may meet over there if you come to Hong Kong during that period…