#BeCreative Charity Drive

mayamada November 3, 2015 No Comments

We’re excited to announce our new creative charity drive for the festive season! At mayamada we passionately believe in the power of creativity to make our world a more productive, engaging, and fun place to be.

So we’re supporting creativity as well as a great cause this December with a fantastic artistic movement!

#BeCreative Charity Drive

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A Very mayamada Christmas Card

mayamada November 11, 2014 No Comments

When we began our Christmas Card Design Competition, we were looking forward to seeing other people get creative with the mayamada characters. Luckily you didn’t let us down as we had several fantastic entries using different characters in all sorts of Christmas settings.

Thank you to everyone that took part. Not only did we get creative for the festive period, but we also helped to raise awareness of a worthy charitable cause.

The winning design will be turned into an official mayamada Christmas card and sold to raise money for Aid For Japan. This organisation continues to provide long-term support for children orphaned by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami in 2011.

We can now reveal the design that will be available for sale at Hyper Japan this weekend and through our online shop later this month.


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Congratulations again to Hannah for her entry and everyone that took part. We look forward to running this competition again next year too!

Christmas Card Competition Winner

Nigel November 7, 2014 No Comments

Drum roll please…

After reviewing all the entries, we can reveal the winner of the Christmas Card Design Competition is…Hannah Ffytche, aged 12.

We were impressed with Hannah’s entry and have chosen her design as the winner of this year’s Christmas card competition. She picked the Samurai Chef and had him chopping Christmas dinner with an arrangement of decorations around his hat which made us laugh. The chef hat Christmas tree ornament was a nice touch too.

Well done Hannah!

mayamada xmas card competition


We’ll now turn the winning design into an official printed Christmas card in time for Hyper Japan to raise money for Aid for Japan.

And we’ll also be giving a copy of the new Samurai Chef manga book to the winner and runner up design too. That honour goes to Luana Venuti who picked multiple characters in a very festive setting.

Congratulations to both Hannah and Luana!

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Christmas Card Competition Entries

mayamada November 6, 2014 2 Comments

The entries are in!

Our Christmas card design competition has come to a close and there have been some great entries. We’ve enjoyed seeing how you have used the mayamada cast of characters in your designs.

Remember, we are collaborating with Aid For Japan and the winning design will be turned into an official mayamada Christmas card made available for sale at Hyper Japan Christmas Market event.

All profits fro sales of the card will go to the charity and we’ll be revealing the winning design from the entries below this Friday, November 7th.

Stay tuned!

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mayamada xmas card competition

Jess Witor


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mayamada xmas card competition

May Linh

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mayamada xmas card competition


mayamada xmas card competition


mayamada xmas card competition


Charity Christmas Card Competition

mayamada September 29, 2014 No Comments

Aid For Japan are a charity that provides long-term support for children orphaned by the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami in 2011.

To provide support for the cause, we are holding a Christmas card design competition and calling on you to create your own mayamada inspired Christmas card.


The winning design will be turned into an official mayamada Christmas card and made available for sale at November’s Hyper Japan event where 100% of the profits will be donated to Aid For Japan.

That lucky winner will also receive 25 copies of their original design to send to family and friends this Christmas.

Plus, the top 3 designs will also receive a copy of the brand new combined volume 1 & 2 Samurai Chef manga book!

Check out the competition page for more details, we can’t wait to see what you create!

“Once Again, One Day”​ Supporting Aid For Japan

Nigel May 13, 2012 No Comments

We first met Aaron Jaunty at our picnic last year and since then we discovered he is hard at work making a name for himself in the music world.

He recently released a EP called Once Again, One Day produced by K-Nite 13. You can listen to it on his website.


The album was entirely written by Aaron during his visit to Japan when he landed on the day of the 2011 tsunami.

You can listen to it out here for free, or you can pay £5 (or more if you want) for the download and CD version.  I got mine this past week 🙂


All the proceeds toward the EP go to Aid For Japan’s ongoing efforts to support children affect by the tragedy last year. Give it a listen and pick up the CD if you like what you here – show your support for a good cause.

tshirts to help haiti

After seeing this type of post on a number of other sites, I didn’t want to reapeat the same thing.  However, if one additional person sees this and contributes then I guess it’s worth it.

By now you know what the deal is.  There are many ways for you to get involved and help those in need.  This is one way you can help and look good at the same time.  Here are some t-shirts I liked that can help out the victims of the Haoiti earthquake.

A nice design from Threadless featuring the phrase “Men anpil chay pa lou”, Many Hands Make the Load Lighter.  All proceeds are going to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

I like the simple, to the point design over at Doubletake clothing.  Proceeds go to serveral organisations including UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, and CSI Ministries.

Sales of this tee stop at the end of the month so move fast if you want to get hold of it.

This is one of my favourites from a limited edition Timberland collection, but they don’t ship to the UK!

All profits from this collection go to the Yéle Haiti earthquake fund.

However you decide to help whether through a t-shirt, text, donation or hopping on a plane, remember the check out he organisation you’re giving your money/time to and ensure most if not all proceeds are going to those who need it most.