Shaun the Sheep is a stop-motion animation series made by the British animation company Aardman Animations. Originally, Shaun the Sheep was a character in the Wallace & Gromit a Close Shave (1995) short film from the Wallace & Gromit series.
Shaun IN JAPAN is a part of the art and charity project, Shaun IN THE CITY UK Trails, that is taking place in the U.K from March 28th to August 31st this year. Aardman Animations has a goal of making children happy through their art. Many famous artists who sympathized with this goal decided to make their own Shaun the Sheep statue and after setting them up around Bristol and London during this period, the statues will be up for auction to raise money for the children that are in hospitals. There are 50 Shaun the Sheep statues in London, and another 70 statues in Bristol where the Aardman Animations headquarters are located. Unfortunately the Shaun the Sheep statues in London have already been taken down, the statues in Bristol will be set up around town from July 6th to August 31st.
Now many artists in Japan have decided to join this cause, and seven different Shaun the Sheep statues have been put up in the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando store from June 12th to June 25th.
The Evangelion Model
by Anno Hideaki and Ikuto Yamashita
The Sugasugaroon Model
by Moyoko Yasuno
The Hello Kitty Model
The Unionjack Model
by the British Council
by Tomomi Kunishige
by Osamu Watanabe
Shaun the Sheep
These limited edition Shauns will be auctioned off in 2016 so why not visit them while you can!
Shaun IN JAPAN/Shaun IN THE CITY UK Trails/Event Website*Japanese Only