Taro Okamoto’s Tower of the Sun Immortalized as Cup no Fuchiko Toys

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Sitting Tower of the Sun

A series of Cup no Fuchiko toys based on artist Taro Okamoto’s famous Tower of the Sun will be released this month.

Designed by manga artist Katsuki Tanaka and capsule toy company Kitan Club, the Cup no Fuchiko toy series consists of small figures that can be hung off the sides of cups or other items. 7 million Cup no Fuchiko toys have been produced to date.

The Tower of the Sun series will feature 7 toys, including the “Hanging Tower of the Sun”, “Climbing Tower of the Sun”, “Sitting Tower of the Sun”, “Turning Tower of the Sun”, “Upside Down Tower of the Sun”, as well as a “Cup no Fuchi-Taro” based on the young Okamoto and a secret figure.

The toys will be released on February 25th, and a limited quantity will be available for advance purchase at the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum in Aoyama, Tokyo starting February 11th. Each toy retails for 400 yen.

© Taro Okamoto © Katsuki Tanaka / KITAN CLUB

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Climbing Tower of the Sun

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Turning Tower of the Sun

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Hanging Tower of the Sun

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Upside Down Tower of the Sun

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Cup no Fuchi-Taro

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Each toy comes with a mini-pamphlet drawn by Katsuki Tanaka.

Tower of the Sun Cup no Fuchik  コップのフチの太陽の塔
Cup no Fuchi-Taro illustration

Links:
Cup no Fuchiko Tower of the Sun
http://kitan.jp/products/fuchico_tower-of-sun

Kitan Club
http://kitan.jp/

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