If you’ve been following OTAQUEST for any period of time, or even simply happen to be a fan of incredible illustrations, you’ve undeniably come across Kiato before. She’s the genius behind a wide-array of my favorite online illustrations, and continues to impress with each and every piece she releases. With her ever-growing presence, both online and offline, the budding illustrator is now finding herself operating a limited-time collaborative cafe with Japan’s most popular maid cafe, maidreamin, for a short period of time in August, 2017.
Taking place at maidreamin’s Shibuya location from August 4 – 6, the cafe gives fans the unique opportunity to meet kiato, as well as enjoy the delicious collaborative drink made available for this period of time. Each day offers a different happening, with the 4th reserved for the sales of collaborative goods, including t-shirts, mirrors, badges and acrylic key holders, the 5th will allow fans to participate in a “one-coin drawing request”, and the 6th offering a special live from producer/DJ Yunomi.
I can’t wait to get my hands on that delicious-looking penguin soda float, and look forward to supporting the artists that make my online feeds so enjoyable! Between drawing sessions from Kiato and the special live event from Yunomi, I feel the worlds of illustration and music colliding, which has me more than excited. If you’re interested in checking out the event, be sure to visit the official website, here.