Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tadayoshi Ichimiya was born in Hyogo-Ken, January 1969. He entered college in 1987 and made various self-directed movies while he was attending. In 1991, he got hired by the company that makes ads in Tokyo. While there he worked as a director. and made many TV commercials, VPs and designed characters for it. In 2000, he started producing his own soft vinyl figures. In 2003, he became a freelance director and has been spending more time on the production of figures and projects.In 2007, he made a figure for the TV show called “KAETTEKITA-JIKOKEISATSU (TV ASAHI/MMJ)”. In 2008, he had his first personal exhibition 'SUNGUTS MUCHA-FESTA' at Design Festa Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.
We had the honor of sitting down with Tadayoshi Ichimiya of Sunguts the other night to ask him about his toys and special secret upcoming sculps. Find out what Suiko are. He's a super nice guy with a passion for toys and a great sense of humor that is obvious when you look at his work. Thanks to Mark Nagata for arranging, Mark Miyake for translating and Daniel from RobotxMonster for help with the ideas around the questions. I'm also a little bit embarassed as Ichimiya-san is a professional videographer. His work in the above video is amazing. My editing skills below highlight the stark contrast. I just want you to know that he had nothing to do with the editing on the interview below....lol.
Mark Miyake, Yajima-san of Dream Rockets, Ichimiya-san of Sunguts and yours truly.
when you turn the head of this alien, it has three different faces underneath. I love the little gimmicks that Sunguts toys have!