Thanks to the development of information technology, everyone is now able to share their personal opinions, interests, and experiences with the world. This exhibition introduces nine video creators active in a variety of genres, along with videos that are exclusive to this exhibition. Through these influential figures, who are creating a "new culture", visitors will discover the power of communicating "oneself" and "hints for living in this new age". The exhibition begins with an opening video in which visitors are welcomed by the participating creators. Chapter 1 chronologically reviews the development of social media, which has changed people's lives, and on the changes in culture and people's values. Chapter 2 examines the real faces of creators that are unseen in their regular videos, considering the reasons why they chose a video platform, their own thoughts on their activities, and what they want to achieve through their videos. In Chapter 3, visitors experience video production through the seven stations of planning, shooting, and editing areas. Through each of these experiences and in the Epilogue, visitors will feel the value of video platforms, the variety of possibilities shown by video creators, and hints on how to live richer lives in the "here and now." Through this exhibit, everyone from children to adults can enjoy and experience the world of video creators. Videos could change your world!
For the first time, a large-scale exhibition on the theme of "video creators" is being held at a public museum. The exhibition is themed around "video creators" who symbolize our current era and from the portraits of creators who work in a variety of genres. Visitors will be able to discover both the power to convey their "self" and "hints for living in this new era."
The nine video creators appearing in this exhibition are among the best, both in terms of their channel subscribers and in terms of the power of their original content, with each having their own ingenious ideas. They have also created must-see videos, making full use of their ideas and techniques, that were shot just for this exhibition! In addition, visitors can see these creators' real faces and behind-the-scenes activities through interview videos taken at their usual shooting locations or homes.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of creators from a variety of angles at the seven different booths. Visitors will experience video planning, shooting, and editing, such as at the Hajime Syacho-authorized experience booth, "Attempting to 'Unboxing'-ish"! Visitors can also scan a QR code to download the video they shot and take it home with them! From children to adults, everyone can enjoy the world of video creators.
Virtual YouTuber twins. Known as “Omesis” for short. Omega Ray, the older twin, wears a red ribbon and Omega Rio, the younger twin, wears a blue ribbon. They have been posting videos in a wide range of genres, including song videos, on YouTube since 2018 based on a unique plan to capitalize on virtual reality. In 2019 they were appointed as YouTube Contributors. OMEGA Sisters also served as ambassadors for the Tokyo Game Show VR.
Shikanoma was born on April 1, 1998 in Fukuoka Prefecture and is a C Channel-exclusive YouTuber. Her diet video, based on her experience losing 12 kg, exceeded 10 million total views, and her “Chinese makeup with her own perspective” video became a hot topic among trend predictions for junior high school and high school girls. She has also published a book, “30 Beauty Methods for Looking Cute, from a Former 60kg+, Unrefined Girl”, (published by TAKARAJIMASHA) and produces her own cosmetics brand, “COZMIKI”.
SHIRA-STA is a voice trainer and YouTuber who was born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1990. In 2019, SHIRA-STA started a YouTube channel, “SHIRA-STA [Vocal Strength Improvement Committee]” and the singing videos, which feature hit songs by a variety of artists, have become a hot topic. SHIRA-STA also collaborates with artists such as AI, Shota Shimizu, and Motoki Ohmori, and has a track record of serving as a judge on numerous audition programs such as “Vocal King~Battle for Japan’s Best Singer~ (Nippon Television)”.
Educational YouTuber. After graduating from Tokyo Gakugei University, Haichi worked in sales and as a teacher at a cram school before venturing out on his own. He launched a YouTube channel known as “Toaru Otoko ga Jugyou wo Shitemita” (Virtual School Lessons by an Ordinary Guy) in 2012. He posts instructional videos and videos that respond to students seeking advice about things that are troubling them. His channel has 1.8 million subscribers. Haichi has authored books such as “Boost your results without going to cram school! A guide to studying better at home” (FOREST Publishing).
A super free-form video creator whose motto is “freedom”, Hajimesyacho makes videos of anything he wants to do, and in all genres, primarily experimental. He has gained an overwhelming amount of support from the younger generation for his physical comedy and his innovative and elaborate videos, which are unlike those of anybody else.
HimaHima started posting videos when she was in the third grade of elementary school. As a junior high school student creator, she is aiming to become an icon of her generation and is making videos each day on everything from the latest fashion to fun projects, surprises, and everyday life. Her special skill is playing the piano, and her hobby is reading romance novels. When you’re tired after school or work, the latest video from HimaHima Channel will arrive!
Experience a memorable internet performance group where each member’s individuality shines through. The members have a rich amount of variety and create outstanding interactions when they come together. The group started by posting videos of memories from their junior high school days, and they have now grown into a channel with many fans. The members decide on a theme for the time being, such as comedy or a challenge, start recording with the camera, and then ad-lib to create videos, with the highlights of the channel being the live feeling of the videos and the perfectly matched relationships between the members.
POCKY is a gaming YouTuber. Using money from New Year’s gifts and money that he had been saving since the second grade of elementary school, he bought his first personal computer and then started posting gameplay videos on YouTube. He has been running his current channel since 2013, where he posts daily gameplay videos focused on horror games and overseas indie games. He has more than 3.2 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, and his videos have exceeded a cumulative total of more than 3 billion views.
Culinary researcher. Involved in a large number of fields including supervising recipes for TV and manga, developing recipes in collaboration with food makers and large supermarkets, and making presentations to local governments. Cumulatively his books have sold 1.1 million copies. His “simple and superfast recipes”, that he updates constantly on Twitter and based on the concept of “Let’s make today what we want to eat today!” have attracted attention and garnered around 7.1 million SNS followers. His YouTube channel, where he posts cooking videos, has over 3.1 million subscribers.
Ideas from the Omega Sisters! Official VTuber of the Exhibition
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Try-chan has a bright and positive personality, is interested in everything, and is full of curiosity. Every now and then it tries hard, to no avail, and fails at something. It was deeply moved by the passion and dreams of the creators participating in this exhibition, as well as by the hardships that they had faced in their journey so far, and now they have become people that she really admires. Every single day, Try-chan is working hard to get even a little bit closer to creators like them!