Tuesday, December 08, 2009

eleventh monkey in Kansai Scene Magazine

Kansai Scene Magazine is a monthly free magazine here in Kansai (region of Japan that includes Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara), published in English and packed with articles, reviews, listings and classifieds. It is one of the most popular free publications and provides information on places to go and things to do in Kansai.

Last month someone from Kansai Scene Magazine contacted me. They were planning to write an article about Etsy and wanted to use one of my pictures to illustrate the story. They ended up using four of my pictures, and I’m so happy!

The article is about people from Kansai selling their handmade products on Etsy, but the pictures aren’t from Kansai sellers (except mine of course). It’s because the guy searching for pictures on Etsy wasn’t shopping ‘locally’ when he found his favorites. And he was very surprised to find out I live in Osaka, because almost all the other sellers he contacted were from the States.


Brianna said...

Wow! That's great! And great for business, too!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Louana,

This is Matthew I wrote the article about etsy. I came across your site while randomly surfing. I just wanted to say thank you for the pictures, I know the editor was glad to get some local talent in there. It's only a shame that the final draft of the article had been completed as it would've been nice to have written a little about you too.

Anyway glad to hear that it helped your business.


Louana said...

Thanks Matthew! It's too bad you didn't get to write about me... Yet it was really really awesome that you put four of my pictures so prominently in the article! So thanks so much for that!