#164: [Limited to 3 Days] International crypto art (NFT) auction! 10 collaborative artworks by 6 artists including the world’s youngest crypto artist Wet Chihuahua

Otaku Coin
May 19 · 6 min read

This time, the Otaku Coin Association will have an international sale of ‘crypto art’!

We would like to thank you for the inquiries we have been receiving since our release of the ‘100 Limited Edition Otaku Coins’.

Among the inquiries, we received several comments from creators in Japan saying they would love to create an innovative artwork that features ‘Otaku Coin’ for crypto art collectors.

Since we are willing to support creators who are hoping to expand their markets more internationally, we thought it would be a meaningful challenge for us to have a sale of crypto artworks utilizing our verified Otaku Coin account on Rarible.

As the first step, from today, we will have a sale of 10 artworks that feature Otaku Coin on Rarible in collaboration with 6 creators.

The artworks are one-of-a-kind, which means there will be only 1 owner for each artwork and this time will be the only chance to buy the artworks on the 1st sale. The auction will be held for a limited period of 3 days, so be sure not to miss it!

■ Schedule and Sale Location for Otaku Coin x Crypto Art 1st Sale

Location: https://rarible.com/otakucoin ※verified account

Starts at: May 19th (Wed) 10:00 (JST)

Ends at: May 21st (Fri) 21:59:59 (JST)

*The minimum bid will be 0.05ETH

■ Crypto Art (NFT) Artworks

Title: Prism

The riot of color flutters her hair and brings a shine to the coins.

(女の子のなびく髪とコインのきらめきを多彩な色彩によって表現した作品です。)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by manatsu: Freelance writer. I create logos, animation, and illustrations.

SNS: https://twitter.com/3cKebNaZgxahU7e

Title: STRONG GIRL

No cold stare can stop her from boozing!

(人の目も気にせずひたすら飲酒する女の子です。)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by UMYN: I love clothing and shoes. Have plans to launch my own apparel brand.

SNS: https://twitter.com/_UMYN

Title: Friends

He’s not alone…(彼はさびしくありません)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by H.K.Goatman: I create dismal pixel art.

SNS: https://twitter.com/hkgoatman

Title: Wanted(ほしい)

Such a precious coin…(オタクコインは彼らにとって大切なものです)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by H.K.Goatman: I create dismal pixel art.

SNS: https://twitter.com/hkgoatman

Title: Float

It wasn’t an easy grab…(とても厳しい環境で彼らはそれを手に入れました)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by H.K.Goatman: I create dismal pixel art.

SNS: https://twitter.com/hkgoatman

Title: Ayakashi

Yōkai girl gives you a taste of Japanese horror!

(ジャパニーズホラーな雰囲気で、妖怪の女の子を描きました。)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by Yu Inami: Employed as an illustrator/designer. I work on event illustrations, web designs, and other various creative works.

SNS: https://twitter.com/littlecandy191 https://pepper-mint-191.tumblr.com

Title: Flame(焔)

World’s youngest crypto artist draws her maiden work “Flame” at the age of 14!

(世界最年少14歳クリプトアーティストが描いた処女作「焔」)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by Wet Chihuahua: Born in 2007, I’m a crypto artist in Tokyo

■ Special Collection ‘Hanafuda’

“Hanafuda”, once a forbidden game…

1600 a.d., back in the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

Hanafuda is said to have derived from “Tenshō Karuta”, a popular card game of the time.

Karuta was popular as a gambling tool among the common folk, and in no time, the samurai were also hooked to the game. However, the shogunate banned it for the next 200 years.

The cards were treated as gambling tools if they had numbers on them, so a deck of cards without numbers was created. This was the birth of Hanafuda. Each of the months are represented by four cards with flowers printed on them. People were fascinated by the beauty of the patterns and the wondrous combinations of the cards.

Gokō, Shikō, Ame-Shikō, Sankō, and Inoshikachō.

Designed by the up-and-coming artist Reilly. illustration, the historical cards are recreated as collectible, one-and-only modern art, “Hanafuda”, featuring the Otaku Coin logo.

There are only 48 types of “Hanafuda” in the world, and as our first limited-time offer, we will be selling 3 out of the 48 designs.

The combinations of the cards represent the beauties of nature and the glamourous Japanese designs fascinate fans from all over the world. Why not get your own “Koi-Koi” card collection?

(”── 花札、それはかつて、”禁断の遊び”だった。

時は西暦1600年、安土・桃山時代。

花札の起源は、当時流行していた「天正かるた」に由来するといわれている。

かるたは、”賭け事”の道具として、庶民の人気娯楽となった。武士の間でも、たちまち人気となったものの、幕府によって以後200年ものあいだ、禁止されてしまう。

札に数字を入れると賭博用だと疑われるため、数字を使わず絵柄だけのゲームができあがる。それが、花札だった。花札には、四季折々の花の絵が4枚ずつ描かれており、その絵柄の面白さと組み合わせの妙で、人気を博することとなる。

五光、四光、雨四光、三光、猪鹿蝶。

今回、歴史深い花札を、新進気鋭のアーティスト・Reilly.illustration氏とともに、オタクコインのロゴデザインを取り入れつつ、コレクタブルな『Hanafuda』として、唯一無二の現代アート作品として再現した。

『Hanafuda』は、世界に48種類しか存在せず、今回は、その第1弾の3種を期間限定販売する。

札の組み合わせによって、花鳥風月の美しさが表現されるのが花札の魅力。艶やかで純和風なテイストの絵柄は、海外にも熱狂的なファンが大勢いる。あなただけの「こいこい」の手札コレクションを完成させてみてほしい。”)

Title: #001 [Hanafuda] Matsu ni Tsuru with Otaku Coin / 鶴

Hanafuda, the once forbidden game… Gokō, Shikō, Ame-Shikō, Sankō, and Inoshikachō.

(『Hanafuda』── 花札、それはかつて、”禁断の遊び”だった。五光、四光、雨四光、三光、猪鹿蝶。札の組み合わせの妙、花鳥風月の美しさが現代に蘇る)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by Reilly.illustration: WORLD is emerald

SNS: https://www.instagram.com/reilly.illustration/ https://twitter.com/ReillyRayly

Title: #005 [Hanafuda] Ume ni Uguisu with Otaku Coin / 鶯

Hanafuda, the once forbidden game… Gokō, Shikō, Ame-Shikō, Sankō, and Inoshikachō.

(『Hanafuda』── 花札、それはかつて、”禁断の遊び”だった。五光、四光、雨四光、三光、猪鹿蝶。札の組み合わせの妙、花鳥風月の美しさが現代に蘇る)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by Reilly.illustration: WORLD is emerald

SNS: https://www.instagram.com/reilly.illustration/ https://twitter.com/ReillyRayly

Title: #009 [Hanafuda] Sakura ni Maku with Otaku Coin / 桜

Hanafuda, the once forbidden game… Gokō, Shikō, Ame-Shikō, Sankō, and Inoshikachō.

(『Hanafuda』── 花札、それはかつて、”禁断の遊び”だった。五光、四光、雨四光、三光、猪鹿蝶。札の組み合わせの妙、花鳥風月の美しさが現代に蘇る)

URL: https://rarible.com/otakucoin

Created by Reilly.illustration: WORLD is emerald

SNS: https://www.instagram.com/reilly.illustration/ https://twitter.com/ReillyRayly

■ Points When Purchasing (Please confirm and acknowledge these points beforehand):

・The release dates are tentative. The dates and times may differ depending on the deployment of the release.

・10% royalty for secondary distribution. (An additional 2.5% fee when using the marketplace).

・The copyright and trademark of the artworks belong to the creators and the Otaku Coin Association.

・Owners have digital ownership and rights to publish on social media. (As long as they adhere to basic public moral standards).

・Transaction fees are applied even in the case of bidding and not purchasing, so please be aware of this before making a purchase. (Although rare, there are cases where this can happen after reaching the purchase completed screen.)

・Although this platform uses ETH, there may be rare cases when it automatically changes to WETH, which has the same value as ETH.

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