1/4/22: a new reader has informed me that they believe Hikari Design, about whom I wrote in July of 2021, to be selling knock-offs. After some initial hunting using the artists the reader listed, I discovered that, indeed, many – if not all – of the wares for which Hikari Design is taking credit seem to be at least heavily influenced by other artists.
Alas, I am not a journalist. I take what time I can spare every day to blog about things that I like. It makes me very sad that I promoted a company passing off other artists’ work as their own design, but I’m not sure what I could have done differently. Even knowing now that at least some of Hikari’s designs are knockoffs, I haven’t been able to find any references or reviews saying Hikari steals other artists’ work.
To correct this error, where possible, I have given credit to the original designers below each Instagram post. If anyone knows the artist responsible for any of the unidentified items below, please let me know.
I will endeavor to do better in future, but I can’t promise I won’t be hoodwinked again by another unscrupulous seller. I don’t have the resources or the time to check the reputation of every one of my subjects (and a reputation check of this one wouldn’t have turned up anything illuminating). The only subject on which I am an expert is my own taste, so if I get it wrong once it a while, I hope you lovelies will continue to let me know where I’ve been misled. Thanks for your continued support.