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|Idols: Theresa Lee and Halina Tam
Theresa Lee and Halina Tam (shown, in that order, in the first image along with
first runner-up Annamarie Wood) were featured on two holographic trading cards
from Hong Kong, posing as Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon respectively. These cards
are presumably from around the year 1994 given the two women's connection to the
Miss Hong Kong pageant that year. They also beg the question, are there more out
there? It does seem rather strange that the winner (Tam) and the second runner-up
(Lee) would randomly pose as Moon and Mars, perhaps the first runner-up posed as
Mercury (etc with the other scouts/contestants) and we just haven't found the
Theresa Lee, the second runner-up and winner of The Media’s Favourite Award in
the 1994 Miss Hong Kong pageant, went on to become an actress. She can be seen in
the second two images, one showing her dressed as Sailor Mars. Halina Tam was the
winner of the 1994 Miss Hong Kong Pageant and went on to take part in other
pageants as well as becoming a model, singer, and television actress. She can be
seen in the last two images, the later showing her dressed as Sailor Moon.
Thanks George Hong and Novadestin!
|Artist: Michael Bell-Smith
In 2006, Michael Bell-Smith, of Foxy Production, created an art video loop of
landscapes from various downloaded video games. The piece featured the landscapes
layered into one continuous upward-scrolling piece of scenery. It was called 'Up
and Away' (sometimes listed as 'Up, Up and Away') and featured two shots from the
game 'Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou! Shuyaku Soudatsusen.'
The game was released in 1994, developed and published by Angel, and ran on the
Super Nintendo game system. The two shots used were the day and nighttime
Crystal Tokyo backdrops. The whole video lasts 06:40 minutes, however, as the
phrase 'art video loop' would suggest, the landscapes loop around several times
before the end.
The video has been shown in several galleries and discussed in several articles
(none of which, that I know of, mention the Sailor Moon references), the most
notable being in and about the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, part of the
Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. Despite the articles lack of identifying
the shots, a frame from the video loop showing the nighttime Crystal Tokyo backdrop
(3rd pic, bottom image) is often used to represent the video in articles and as
Download it here.
Thanks NameGoesHere and Novadestin!
|Software: Morpheus Photo Animation Suite
Founded in 1999, Morpheus Software combined their three morphing programs: Photo
Morpher, Photo Warper, and Photo Mixer to create this program. The software
is designed, as the name would suggest, to generate morphs between two pictures.
On the front of the package, directly under the name, are examples of the program's
morphing software. One of those, the most prominent in fact, features a real
woman morphing into a Sailor Venus like image. The reason for using the likeness
is still unclear.
Thanks Yatenkaiouh and Novadestin!
|Flowers: In order of their naming: CM-1975-1 Slc.
Gemstone 'Sailor Moon' (pink orchid), Cymbidium MK1240(1) Happy Valley 'Sailor
Moon' (yellow orchid), Sailor Moon Carnations (Yellow or Orange), and the Sailor
The Sophrolaeliocattleya Gemstone 'Sailor Moon' is a hybrid orchid, the result
of a cross between Sophrocattleya Batemanniana 'Bette' and Sophrolaeliocattleya
Phillip Ho 'Alisa'. It was registered in 1993 by the
Orchid Resort Dogashima, a
famous Japanese Orchid Resort and Academy in Shizukoka. In an e-mail from a Mr.
Sato at the resort, he said the name comes from the fact that Sailor Moon was the
most popular animation in Japan at the time. She was a very cute character and
they thought the orchid's image was just the same! They had hoped that, in the
future, this orchid would grow to be a lot more beautiful and that this variety
could be used to create more hybrids. Unfortunately, the orchid couldn’t make
good hybrids and is no longer being propagated or sold. Near the beginning of
The BSSM Original Picture Collection Vol. II there is a picture that features
several flowers as a sort of frame around the Inner Scouts, a few at the bottom
look similar to this orchid but it does not state anywhere that they were in fact
the flowers used (I think their probably just basic pink orchids but who knows).
The Happy Valley Sailor Moon Orchid is a hybrid flower that comes from the Genus
Cymbidium, which has around 50 species of orchids with a distinct form to the base
of the orchid's lips (the center of the orchid). This orchid was named for Sailor
Moon because its yellow color reminded the scientist (Shigeru Makoto Kono) of her
hair. The species was officially registered on October 9th, 1997 and the registration
will expire in 15 years (2012). It is sometimes labeled as the Happy 'Barry'
Sailor Moon Orchid but this is a miss pronunciation. Moon Chase offers a complete
explanation on their site
(I included a picture here just in case the page ever goes down). This flower has
also been incorporated into Sailor Moon artwork, being featured in three different
images in the BSSM Original Picture Collection Vol. V artbook. Two mention the
flower by name (I included a translation of the text here) but one does not. One
of the images, the one used as the artbook cover, was also used as the cover for
the BSSM Series Memorial Music Box 10-disc compilation set.
The Sailor Moon Carnation is naturally yellow, but the orange "mutant" is just
as popular. It is apparently a very popular carnation, especially on Mother's Day.
The INGU Sailor Moon Carnations were conjured by Inagaki Chotaro and were registered
on June 8th, 1998 and will also expire in 15 years from that date (2013).
The Sailor Moon Sunflower, named on July 27th, 2004 (it also blooms in July), is
a hybrid of the Helianthus Genus of sunflowers. It is grown in the Barbecue
Sunflower Garden in the
Showa Memorial Park
in Japan and is a very popular flower. The park says that the sunflower is unusual
because of its yellow-green color, and the low height makes it lovely. The flower
was named after Sailor Moon for two reasons: the first being that sunflowers are
popular among children in Japan and so, if they named the flower after a popular
character, it would attract more children to come to the park; the second is that
the pale color of the flower reminds the observer of the moon.
Pictures: Sophrocattleya Batemanniana 'Bette' orchid, Sophrolaeliocattleya Phillip
Ho 'Alisa' orchid, Sophrolaeliocattleya Gemstone 'Sailor Moon' orchid, Orchid
Resort Dogashima Frontpage, Image from the Vol. II artbook maybe showing the
Slc. Gemstone 'Sailor Moon' orchid, Happy Valley 'Sailor Moon' orchid, Moon Chase
explanation, Two pieces of artwork from the Vol. V artbook which contain the
Happy Valley 'Sailor Moon' orchid, English linear notes for those images, A third
image from the same book which shows the Happy Valley 'Sailor Moon' orchid but
did not list it in the linear notes, BSSM Series Memorial Music Box cover, Sailor
Moon Carnation Yellow, Sailor Moon Carnation Orange, several pics of the Sailor
Moon Sunflower (their all too pretty to pick just one!), Showa Memorial Park Frontpage
Thanks Genvid, Moon Chase, Novadestin, and Project WikiMoon!
|Place: Ten Thousand Waves near Santa Fe, New Mexico
Taken from their frontpage: "Ten Thousand Waves is a unique mountain spa resort
near Santa Fe, New Mexico that feels like a Japanese onsen. We're primarily a
large, beautiful day spa, but for those who plan ahead, we're the best destination
spa they've ever experienced. Just a short walk through the trees from the baths
and treatment areas are thirteen hotel suites."
This spa features a suite called "Sailor Moon." The text about the room says "Our
high-tech room will appeal to the modernists and techies. One of our newest rooms."
The suite itself has basically nothing to do with Sailor Moon other than the name
and a picture on the website for the suite which shows Sailor Moon on the tv
screen. However, the name does go along with the other suites all having a 'moon'
related name: Silver Moon, Blue Moon, Moonlet, etc (see all the suite names in
the last picture). There is also a Luna suite and a Tsuki suite, however the
pages for these suites don't have any Sailor Moon references on them so its safe
to assume that their names are solely due to the whole 'moon' naming theme.
The suite features a queen-size bed, daybed with twinkling starfield, high-ceilinged
bathroom with spacious two-person shower, 30" flat-panel TV with PlayStation 2,
wireless high-speed Internet, gas fireplace, and all the electronics are controlled
by a wireless remote. The rates are: Sunday - Thursday (low season): $219 per night,
Friday, Saturday, Holidays, and High Season: $259 per night, Additional Guests:
$40 per person per night. Rates are for single or double occupancy and high season
is May 1-October 31.
See it here! Thanks Mercurius and Novadestin!