Date: 24.4.2018
A' Design Award & Competition in Packaging Design Category

I was invited to join this competition in Italy and received this award. Please have a look when you have a chance.

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Date: 26.3.2018
FES Watch U: "International Creators" collection by StudioKanna

As part of "International Creators" collection for "FES WATCH U", 3 styles from StudioKanna are now included and available for free download starting from 14th March at "FES Closet". Some exhibition and sale events are scheduled, please refer to information website below. Please have a look when you have a chance.
Fes Watch U に、"International Creators"コレクションとして、「StudioKanna」のデザイン3種が追加されます。このデザインは3月14日より、専用アプリ「FES Closet」から無料でダウンロードが可能となります。展示即売会が下記で予定されていますので、興味がある方は是非チェックしてみてください。

Exhibition and Sale / 展示即売会
16(fri)―25(sun)March / MARK'STYLE TOKYO GINZA SIX
21(wed)―3(tue)April / SOGO Omiya そごう 大宮店
11(wed)―17(tue)April / ISETAN Shizuoka 静岡伊勢丹

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Date: 21.2.2018
Sony’s Fashion Entertainments FES WATCH U × StudioKanna
Limited edition with "ESTNATION"

I was commissioned to create 3 different designs for "FES WATCH U". One of the design has been chosen as limited edition at the fashion brand "ESTNATION". The watch ships with design "Star Trail" pre-installed. "Star Trail" conveys a new way of reading time by creating lines as time goes by as star trails in a night sky setting. Please have a look when you have a chance.
Fes Watch U のグラフィック3種を制作させていただきました。ファッションブランド「ESTNATIONとの限定販売では、その中のデザインの一つ「スタートレイルがプリインストールされています。このデザインは、時間とともに長くなる星の長さが新しい時間の見え方を演出してくれます。是非チェックしてみてください。

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Date: 12.5.2017
New Single "Prism" by Androp
Released on 10th May, 2017

I was commissioned to create artwork for a Japanese rock band Androp. The graphical elements represent a visualization of a prism, which is also the title of their new single. The limited edition packaging (CD+DVD) features a plastic cover  overlaying a patterned disk surface that recreates the actual nature of a prism by reflecting natural light and combinations of colours and shapes. The Artist photos also follow this theme by combining several mirrors to capture natural light and reflect the landscape into the image, which creates expressions similar to the graphical elements. Please have a look when you have a chance.

Art Director by StudioKanna
Photographer by momokojapan

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Date: 20.10.2016
Selected by "Asia-Pacific Design No. 12" 

New issue of "Asia-Pacific Design No. 12" is published now and please have a look.
最新号のAsia-Pacific Design No. 12で作品が掲載されています。是非チェックしてみてください。 

Format: Hardback
Size: 290x248mm
Page: 464pp
ISBN: 9789887740834 
Publisher: Sandu Publishing

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Date: 26.3.2016
JP Tower Nagoya Open


The "JP Tower Nagoya" building located next to Nagoya Station was completed in November 2015, and is now open for office tenants. Commercial facility "Kitte Nagoya" is also scheduled to be open by June this year. The entire opening will be completed in 2017. Office support floor "Season" on the 13th floor consists of shared spaces for office tenants, with facilities capable of fulfilling an office worker's needs, including Rental conference room, Kitchen, Lounge, Cafe, Mini-Convenience Store etc. StudioKanna was responsible for designing Lounge space, Kitchen area etc. The concept for this floor was "Oasis on a tree”, which means including nature-inspired elements in the needs of a modern office space. In particular, for designing the graphic of the ceiling in the lounge space, the main idea was to work with 
different line thicknesses creating random geometrical gradations which, combining with lighting coming from behind the graphic pattern, give the impression of sunshine filtering through foliage. When you have a chance to visit 13th floor, please have a look. (*JP=Japan Post)
去年の11月11日、JR名古屋駅前に「JPタワー名古屋」が完成しました。中部圏で最大級の複合ビルとなり、12月からオフィステナントの入居を開始しています。今年6月には商業施設「KITTE名古屋」が開業し、2017年4月には全面開業を迎える予定です。13階に位置する「オフィスサポートフロア Season」は、オフィステナント用の共用フロアで、貸会議室、食堂、ラウンジ、カフェ、ミニコンビニなど、オフィスワーカーをサポートする充実した機能を集約しています。スタジオカンナは、このフロアのラウンジスペースや食堂エリアのスペースなどでデザインを担当させてもらいました。フロア全体のコンセプトは「樹上のオアシス」ということもあり、オフィススペースに合った大人の雰囲気の中に、自然を連想させるような要素を取り入れた表現が必要でした。特にラウンジスペースの天井では、線の太さの違う幾何学的な模様によって構成されたランダムなグラデーションは、それを光と組み合わせることで、 木漏れ日の下にいるかのような印象を与えています。13階を訪れる機会がありましたら、是非チェックしてみてください。

Geometric Patterns for Office Decor by StudioKanna

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Date: 8.9.2015
Jutaku: Japanese Houses
Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 12 October 2015.

Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation. Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture. Featuring the work of many of Japan’s most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming or as yet unknown young architects, Jutaku is organized geographically, speeding readers on a bullet train journey across Japan’s architectural landscape.


Format: Hardback
Size: 184x124mm
Page: 512pp
Illustrations: 500 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9780714869629  
Publisher: Phaidon

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 13.8.2014
Selected by Short Questionnaire 

石原 和/武重浩介/岩本文彦/新沢嵩幸/カンナアキコ/真木大輔
Date: 17.6.2014
Selected by "GRAPHIC DESIGN 2014"

New issue of GRAPHIC DESIGN 2014 is published now and please have a look.
最新号のグラフィックデザイン 2014で作品が掲載されています。是非チェックしてみてください。 

Size: 256×192mm
Page: 320pp
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-4798136042
Publisher: Shoeisha

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Date: 20.2.2014
New Book – Pattern Graphics

This book features colletion of an inspiring pattern graphics.Please take a look at bookstore when you have a chance. 


Size: 280×215mm
Page: 272pp
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-4-7562-4400-0 C3070
Publisher: PIE International

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 18.12.2013
Saga official tourism advertising panel in Saga Airport. 


Saga airport celebrated the opening of new international terminal building on 18 December. For this exciting event, I was commissioned to design Saga's official tourism advertisement to create a welcoming atmosphere. This large size advertising panel is now installed in both domestic and international area in readily visible places. Graphical motifs used for this visual are all related to Saga's traditional pattern. When you have a chance to use Saga airport, please have a look.

Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 3.7.2013
Interview by "INSPIRE Issue 44"

New issue of INSPIRE is featuring me now so please have look. 

Date: 18.3.2013
Flexa – Relaxing Stretch 

The shop is now open in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. Please try this new sensational experience of stretching at newly opened Flexa.

Shop Branding by StudioKanna
Date: 15.12.2012
Selected by "GeoGraphics"
Simple Form Graphics in Print and Motion

GeoGraphics is published now and please have a look.

Size: 258×190mm
Page: 256pp
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-9881943927
Publisher: Victionary

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Date: 20.11.2012
2 New Books – "100 Ideas" series out now.
"100 Ideas that Changed Architecture", "100 Ideas that Changed Fashion"


This is inspiring series book collecting 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art sorting by each field.


Size: 272×214mm
Page: 216pp
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-4861008238
Publisher: BNN

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 30.7.2012
ACTUS Aoyama Open


ACTUS landed again in Aoyama for opening new shop.
Products to enrich our everyday life has been selected with the concept of "(Villa) urban residence." The shop surrounded by many green and hope will become the healing spot for people who live in urban areas. StudioKanna was responsible for designing entrance wall along the theme.


Exterior Pattern Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 24.2.2012


The official promotional video of Saga Prefecture released now. With the concept of 
"Avant-garde country side", the top creators raised in Saga express the attractions and potential of Saga. StudioKanna is also responsible for printed material.


Project Team:
Creative Director / Tadanari Kuranari(Dentsu)
Music / Shutoku Mukai(Zazen Boys)
Motion Graphics / Junji Kojima(teevee graphics) 
Photography / Tomofumi Yamada
Producer / Yoshihiro Matsuguma(paddle)
Art Directior / StudioKanna

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Date: 9.1.2012
Interview by Tokyo Designplex Institute.


Newly opened design school "Tokyo Designplex Institute" is featuring me on their website, and school brochure.


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Date: 1.12.2011
LabACT vol.1 / LabACT vol.2 

We connect to the world through our eyes- Eye-Tracking study "The EyeWriter"

視線を通じて世界と繋がる。― 視線入力技術
Drawing with the eyes. YCAM launches an exhibition project showcasing and practically applying The EyeWriter, a device for drawing by using just the eyes.
視線で絵を描く。視線による描画装置「The EyeWriter」を体験できる展覧会プロジェクトの全容を紹介し、YCAMがその応用を試みる。スタジオカンナはこのエキシビションのアートディレクションを担当しました。

Eye-Tracking Informatics~視線のモルフォロジー
視線を通じて世界と繋がる。― 視線入力技術

Masterworks of media art reincarnated through joint development at YCAM The visualized line of sight stimulates interactive communication with the virtual world.
メディアアートの傑作がYCAM の共同開発で生まれ変わる。

Art Direction by StudioKanna

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Date: 28.9.2011
"トイデジのアイデア" on sale

New book has been released for anyone who wants enjoy photography. Its very light and wrapped in plastic cover so carry around with you always.

Size: 218×153mm
Page: 144pp
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-4774148175
Publisher: Gijutsu-Hyohron

Book Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 22.8.2011
Event 1-2-3 // A DAY FOR JAPAN

StudioKanna joined charity event "1-2-3" in London.


1-2-3 is a fundraising event devoted to supporting the people in the immediate and long-term aftermath of the quake and tsunami occurred off the coast of Japan on 11th March 2011. The profits from this event are donated to the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund to help people in the affected areas.
1-2-3は、日本とイギリス文化を融合させたユニークなイベントで、各業界のアーティストが東日本大震災の被災者のための義援金を募るためのイベントです。 このイベントのすべての収益はジャパンソサエティのTohoku Earthquake Relief Fundへ寄付されます。

Artist lineup: 
Åh Studio, All Cats are Grey, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, Bob Foundation, Damien Poulain, Cony, Hudson Powell, Kee Yip, Lydia Whitmore, Maria Joudina, Nachtisch, Natsko Seki, Noriteru Minezaki, Postics, Sasha Tugolukova, StudioKanna, Sunday Vision, Swash, Tomohiro Muramatsu, Yuko Kondo
Event Organized by 1-2-3
Date: 29.6.2011
Package design for DREAMS COME TRUE
Release on 29th June, 2011

I was commisioned to design the package for Japanese pop band called "Dreams Come True". The package containing 2 different contents and i needed to unify these two together. Simply, i picked up colour relate to the contens (
Pocari Sweat's blue and colour of Love) and used as a key colour throughout.

Package Design by StudioKanna

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Date: 24.3.2011
Send Love

Please send your “Love” to Japan.
Just express your feeling towards Japan with anything you think of. The shape of heart, a love song, love letters.. anything. I would like to collect as many messages of love as possible. It’s too sad and scary what happened here and there is a long long way to go before everything will be normal again. I wish this small gesture will bring a little hope and encourage people.

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Date: 7.2.2011
Selected by "MDN DESIGNERS FILE 2011" 

New issue of MDN DESIGNERS FILE is published now and please have a look.

Size: 276×210 mm
Page: 264 pp
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-4844361756
Publisher: MdN Corporation

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Date: 22.1.2011
Selected by "Cool Design Without Illustration" 

Cool Design Without Illustration is published now and please have a look.

Size: 306×234 mm
Page: 192 pp
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-4756240620
Publisher: PIE International

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Date: 1.12.2010
Interview by "SLANTED 12"
Women, Typography, Graphic Design

New issue of SLANTED is featuring me now so please have look.


Featured Artists: Ariane Spanier (Berlin), Julia Born (Amsterdam) and Verena Gerlach (Berlin), the photographic essays “Brides of Krishna” by Kalpesh Lathigra (dmbmedia / London) and “Female Marines” from the archives of the U.S. Marine Corps as well as contemporary typefaces, illustrations and graphic projects by female designers. Type essays by Laure Boer (Berlin) and Gerda Breuer/Julia Meer (Wuppertal) are dealing with the role of women in graphic design and typography and outline a corresponding history. Numerous interviews with Verena Gerlach (Berlin), Ariane Spanier (Berlin, Nadine Chahine (Bad Homburg), Veronika Burian (Prag), Laura Worthington (Washington), Kapitza (London), Geneviève Gauckler (Paris), Esen Karol (Istanbul), Akiko Kanna (Tokyo) and Susanne Baer (Tokyo) as well as the second part of the Tokyo report by Ian Lynam (Tokyo), a musical travelogue and a paper report round up stuff to read. 

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Date: 29.11.2010
"TOKYO BY TOKYO" iPhone App on sale.

A Guidebook Created Entirely By Savvy Tokyoites
"TOKYO BY TOKYO"がiPhone アプリになりました。

Main Features 
Covers 206 spots in Tokyo selected by 67 creators from the city. / Information on spots mentioned including address, phone number, website URL, and recommendations for nearby spots / Photos for 35 highlight spots / Information about contributing creators, including their profile photo, text and website URL / Bilingual English/Japanese (conforms to the default setting on your iPhone) / Map navigation covering the whole city with bilingual place-names (internet connection required) / Bookmark function for marking favorite spots (distance from current location is displayed) / Area directory index 

Interface Design by StudioKanna
Date: 26.10.2010
Interview by "Process Journal Edition Three"

New issue of Process Journual is featuring me now so please have look. 

最新号のProcess Journalでインタビューされています。

Featured Artists: 2br, Bibliotheque, Fabio Ongarato Design, Studio Newwork, Andrew Zuckerman, MadeThought, Klim Type Foundry, StudioKanna, North, Stockholm Design Lab, Büro North, Felix Lobelius and Studio Makgill. As well as design responses from Tom Crabtree (Manual) and Warren Taylor (The Narrows).

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Date: 27.9.2010
Selected by "Design Note" No.33

New issue of Design Note is published now and please have a look.

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Date: 23.6.2010 
"docomo PRIME series P-04B" Contents / "drip drip drip"

I was commisioned to design the contents for new docomo mobile phone. The style is called "drip drip drip" and blob of colours and patterns drip from top to bottom. I used mix of pop colours which related to P-04B series mobile phone and these colours change every 4-5 hours and syncronize to actual time. Each menu icons also does little drip animation when you selected.

NTTドコモのパナソニック製携帯電話機「docomo STYLE series P-04B」のコンテンツ制作を担当させてもらいました。スタイルの名前の通り、カラフルな色とパターンの固まりが上から下へと落ちていきます。使用した色は、携帯のボディに使われている色とリンクしていて、ライトな色からダークな色へと、4ー5時間毎に実際の時間に沿って色が変わっていきます。メニュー画面でも、それぞれのアイコンをクリックすると同じような動きをします。

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Date: 10.6.2010 
Selected by "The Next Generation:Japanese Women Designers" 

The Next Generation:Japanese Women Designers is published now and please have a look.

Size: 258×184mm
Page: 208pp
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-4756240392
Publisher: PIE International

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Date: 24.5.2010 
Dunlop Enasave Car / "Harmony with Nature"

Dunlop's Eco project called "Team Enasave"(Energy Save + Nature Save) which was formed in order to achieve a prosperous future of our planet. I was commisioned to design the car(Enasave car) for promote their activity. I hope this car gives you the opportunity to understand about this project and help spread a positive message across Japan. 

ダンロップは、豊かな未来を実現するために「チーム・エナセーブ」(省エネルギー、省資源 +自然の保護 )を結成しました。この活動を広げる目的で、エナセーブカーのデザインを担当しました。この車は日本全国を横断しながら様々なイベントに参加していきます。この活動に少しでも興味を持ち、たくさんの人にポジティブな

Art Direction by StudioKanna

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Date: 10.2.2010 
Selected by "By Invitation Only" 

By Invitation Only is published now and please have a look.
By Invitation Onlyで作品が掲載されています。是非チェックしてみてください。

Size: 249×182mm
Page: 240pp
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-9881732798
Publisher: Victionary

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Date: 6.2.2010
Selected by "MDN DESIGNERS FILE 2010" 

New issue of MDN DESIGNERS FILE is published now and please have a look.

Size: 274×213 mm
Page: 264 pp
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-4844360988
Publisher: MdN Corporation

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Date: 10.1.2010 
Happy New Year 2010 / "Shape of 2010"

These shapes and numbers are saying "2010" in 4 together. I collected these from my computer and will carry on searching more shapes as my yearly project.
Date: 21.12.2009 
Studio Warming Party

Thank you so much for joining our "Studio Warming Party". It was really appreciated the opportunity to have a great time with you all. 

引っ越しパーティーに参加してくださった方、 本当にありがとうございました。楽しい時間を一緒に過ごせたことを、心から感謝しています。
Date: 12.10.2009 
Selected by "Boxed and Labelled" 

Boxed and Labelled is published now and please have a look.
Boxed and Labelledで作品が掲載されています。是非チェックしてみてください。

Size: 305×241mm
Page: 288pp
Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-3899552522
Publisher: Gestalten

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Date: 30.9.2009 
Interview by "MDN Design Intractive"

MDN Design Intractive is featuring me now so please have look. 


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Date: 21.5.2009 
Flying logo for JVC

JVC Animated logo with 22 artists together. Please have a look and enjoy.

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Date: 24.3.2009 
"TOKYO BY TOKYO" on sale

Catering to guests from Japan as well as overseas, Hotel CLASKA is pleased to present this Tokyo guidebook created entirely by savvy Tokyoites, with hot tips for both tourists and locals. All recommendations offer a unique local perspective to help you navigate smoothly through the hidden delights of the metropolis.

東京による東京案内: 国内、海外から幅広くホテルゲストを迎えるCLASKAが東京のガイドブックを作りました。東京のことは、東京の人に聞く、人と場所のネットワークを通じて浮かび上がる、人それぞれの東京の風景の 中を、この本がスムーズに誘導します。

Book Design by StudioKanna
Size: 174×110mm
Page: 112pp
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-4930774248
Publisher: NIPPAN IPS
Date: 3.3.2009 
Interview by "Flair Magazine"

Italian Fahion magazine featured about "How Very Tokyo" and please have a look.

イタリアのファッション雑誌がHOW VERY TOKYO展を紹介しています。是非チェックしてみてください。 
Date: 6.2.2009 
Selected by "MDN DESIGNERS FILE 2009"

New issue of MDN DESIGNERS FILE 2009 is published now and please have a look.

Size: 272×210 mm
Page: 264 pp
Binding: softcover
ISBN: 978-4844360292
Publisher: MdN Corporation

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Date: 27.1.2009 
Selected by "Design no Genba" Vol.26 / No.163
2009年はこの若手に注目! 新鋭デザイナー50人 

New issue of Design no Genba is published now and please have a look.

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Date: 31.10.2008
Exhibition How Very Tokyo:
British Graphic Designers Interpret Tokyo in Posters

The fourteen selected designers have collectively made England a more visually exciting place, and I hope that through this exhibition their energy and passion will similarly infect and inspire theTokyo art and design scene.


05.12.08 fri - 28.12.08 sun 
11:00 – 19:00  
1-3-18 Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0001  

Artist lineup: 
Adam Hayes, Alexandre Bettler, Bibliotheque, Browns, Daniel Eatock, Europa, Graphic Thought Facility, James Goggin, North, OK-RM, Sanderson Bob, Spin, Value and Service

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Exhibition Directed by StudioKanna
Organized by Open Library / CLASKA
Sponsor by Yamada Photo Process Inc.
Supported by TRI PINE TRADING Corporation, SAKATA INKS Corporation
Date: 31.7.2008 
Selected by "Simply Packaging" 

Simply Packaging is published now and please have a look.
Simply Packagingで作品が掲載されています。是非チェックしてみてください。 

Format: softcover
Size: 258 x 208 mm
Page: 240 pp
ISBN: 978-9889822958 
Publisher: Victionary

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Date: 9.1.2008 
Happy New Year 2008

The best wishes for the new year to you all and hope will bring you lots of happiness and smiles.