"Ichigo Ichie" - Cinderella's Glass Slipper NFT Art Collection -)^o^(-
A unique gift that exists only once in the world. -)^o^(-
This NFT art is truly one-of-a-kind. -(p_-)-
There is a distinction between the right slipper and the left slipper, each of which stands as a unique piece.
Imagine this: somewhere in the world, there might be someone with the other glass slipper, sharing the same birthday as you. Just imagine. Picture a person who holds the matching glass slipper, somewhere out there. And that person, somewhere in the world, could imagine you too, with the other glass slipper. It would bring great joy to you if you could imagine that somewhere, someone wishes you happiness. -!(^^)!-
VERISART, a renowned UK-based web3 platform for creators, provides a certificate of authenticity, ensuring the uniqueness of this artwork. VERISART is registered by renowned artists from around the world. When the artwork is transferred, this certificate is transferred to the new owner. -(^/^)-
<Inspiration behind the original artwork> Since 2002, I've crafted over 15,000 crystal glass slippers for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, and proposals. However, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about a state of emergency in Japan in March 2020, hindering personal interactions. To address this, I created a virtual photograph of the glass slipper. Thus, the image was originally intended for remote design consultations to create real glass slippers. It serves as the basis for this NFT artwork today. -(^_-)-
Later, it was examined and registered with the Japanese Patent Office as "Images for Information Display," certifying the unique visual representation of the glass slippers. This registration acknowledges its novelty and the difficulty of creation, impossible to achieve with physical glass. The ability to emulate the brain's impression of glass-made realism is a central aspect of this representation. -(^o^)-
Now, after three years of creation and as the world emerges from the impact of COVID-19, I have transformed this glass slipper into NFT artwork, offering a truly exceptional and distinctive gift. Drawing inspiration from the meeting scene where the left and right slippers unite, I incorporated the essence of "Ichigo Ichie," a concept rooted in Japanese culture. Originating from the tea master Sen Rikyu over 400 years ago, this concept endures, suggesting the presence of universal principles shared by people across the globe. Similarly, the tale of Cinderella, woven by Charles Perrault over 300 years ago, has become an iconic story, transcending time. Both narratives imply that destiny is guided by human connections and that fortune arises through human agency. The glass slipper symbolizes serendipitous fortune. -(^/^)-
In conclusion, this NFT artwork invites you to embark on a journey filled with wonder and serendipity. As you acquire, contemplate, and embrace this artwork, I hope you recognize that it is a reflection of yourself — a symbol of your dreams and aspirations. May it inspire you to take action, unleash your creativity, and seize the opportunities that await you. Wishing you a serendipitous journey ahead. -(^o^)/-
<Artwork details> (i) It comes beautifully framed in gold behind a glass slipper, with the option to include a photograph of your choice underneath. (ii) It offers a delightful way to decorate your space, incorporating pictograms and other creative elements. (iii) Rewards: You'll receive two reward images, perfectly sized for your smartphone screen—one for each side of the glass slipper. For instance, the NFT art giver and the recipient can divide the pair of reward images into left and right, saving them on their smartphones. It becomes a symbol of the promise of the glass slippers when they come together. (iv) When it's time to let go of the NFT art: If the idea that someday, someone, somewhere in the world, might truly appreciate this glass slipper resonates with you, it might be the right time to exhibit it on Opensea. (v) Through this NFT art, the artist aspires to create a moment when people genuinely care for one another—a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. The essence of the artist's creation is to affirm that "you are an essential and exquisite dream upon this earth."
Postscript: A Request from the Creator, Hiromichi. If you'd like, please share the joyful memories created through this NFT artwork on Instagram. Please use the hashtag #12oclockmagic, and feel free to send me a DM as well. -(^/^)-
15th June 2023 >