Percy

is creating junior idol photography and video in Japan.

1

patron

$7

per month
Please help me to support beautiful junior idols in Japan!

It was my dream to go to Japan after I discovered these beautiful angels dancing and singing on Youtube only a few years ago. I went to University at the age of 30 and finally made my dream come true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1WIWNdEeLA

Now, in the space of 1 year, I've been to over 40 junior idol music events, 4 photoshoots, and 2 fashion show events, as well as a number of adult idol events too. I've taken photos, often videoed the performances using a big camera tripod, and carefully organised and backed-up each event so I never lose the data.

My Twitter, where you can see what I've been getting up to lately:

https://twitter.com/perisiedw

I also spent the year categorising every active junior idol and model I could find into Twitter lists (I currently have 116 Twitter lists). With that information, I made a website that lets you click on any prefecture in Japan and see which child idols you can find there. There are around 500 girls and organisations listed there now, and I am continuing to update it and improve the site. 

My website, where you can click on the map to view each prefecture, or browse my photo gallery, and more:

https://www.littleidols.net

Before I came to Japan, I discovered that my favorite junior idol group does livestreams on a website called Showroom. Although at first I was using Camtasia to record their shows, I found that some programmers had created a way to record directly from Showroom. On 11th November 2017 I started a YouTube channel to record and display these junior idol shows.

As of today, 12th April 2019, I have recorded, checked, edited and uploaded 3,500 videos, and the channel has accumulated 116,000 hits and 246,800 minutes (171 days) of watch-time.

It has been a tremendous amount of work, but it is something very special to me, and I think it will be special to the girls too one day when they can look back and see themselves in the past. 

(I recommend you browse the playlists section)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZheqc-3ob0R7sUHKtOxQA/videos

This Patreon is an open offer to you to help me to support junior idols in Japan.

I think it's important to let you know my financial situation briefly, and the fact is that I have spent everything I've ever earned on going to junior idol events and taking photos. I have absolutely nothing to spare, and am currently living in a semi-private hostel room. I worked full-time for the past year as a junior high school assistant teacher, and my next job contract commences next week.

Supporting me on Patreon will help me to do the following things:

1,500-3,000円
($13-$26)
Entry into a regular junior idol event.
Some are more expensive, some less. All require an additional 500円 ($4) drinks charge on top of the entry fee, which gives you a cup of beer. 

Example: http://atygas.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-185.html

500-1,000円
($4-$8)
Cost of 30 or 60 seconds photographing one girl.
It depends on the group how much this costs. Usually I can only afford to purchase one or two of these. Sometimes, the event venue is super cool (like a beautiful hotel) and I've gone all-out and purchased 5x for one girl. Sometimes I've purchased 1x for each of the four or five girls in a group. Sometimes, I've wanted to photo girls from multiple different groups at the event! It can add up very, very quickly, and there have been times where I didn't even have enough money to make a purchase and still afford bus money to work for that week. I have walked 2.5 hours home from work on two occasions because of this, smiley face :) 

Taking photos of the girls is the most important thing for me, and the main reason I am making this page. Any accumulated contribution of $8 per month will directly allow me to take photos of a girl. 

Example: https://www.littleidols.net/gallery/2018/10/25/181020-g-collection

5,000-7,000円
($44-$60)
Entry into a junior idol photoshoot event.
These are 1hr30-2hr photoshoots in public places with a junior idol group. The girls change clothes a few times during it, and you walk to different locations in the area too. These prices vary, and I can only speak from my limited experience, as junior idol photoshoots are kind of rare, but they can really be awesome. Time is still pretty limited, especially if there are many photographers and many girls (each will only be given a small amount of time per girl per location in the shoot), but I think it's a great way to support the girls, get some wonderful shots in interesting locations and different clothing, and maybe get to know some of the girls a little better too.

Example: https://www.littleidols.net/gallery/2018/11/25/181028-part-2

5,000円
($44)
Entry into a junior model agency photoshoot.
These are shoots with idols or models either in a park or in a specially designed studio/house, for example it might have a room with a bed, a room like a school classroom. I have not yet been to one of these. I think you can pay $44 for a 'through' session, where you can photograph every girl, but I'm not sure if this is limited to 'group' photos rather than individual shots of each girl. I say this because the 2nd option in agency photoshoots is $44 for 30 minutes alone with a single girl of your choosing, slots permitting. I am new to Tokyo, so I've never had the opportunity to do this.

Example: https://ameblo.jp/irissession/entry-12451881349.html

4,000-4,500円
($40-44)
Cost of a more expensive event. Sometimes 'one man lives', where one girl hosts a major event with guests idols, large-scale birthday events, and other venues host more expensive events. The Shibuya Idol Theatre's bi-monthly junior idols event is $44 for a through ticket, and Yune's One Man Live is $40. I think drinks tickets are not required at these though.

Example 1: http://www.tokyoidolgekijo.com/shibuya/20190413/
Example 2: https://www.sakuraiyune.com/events/one-wanwanraibu-tasukuoto11saiseitansai

5,000円
($44)
Cost of travel to a public space / free event in a neighbouring prefecture.
Transport can be very expensive in Japan. There are several junior idol groups in the prefectures that neighbour Tokyo (you can see on my website). Since I am accustomed to travelling 2-3 hours to see my girls every week in the past, long journeys do not bother me at all. In fact, it's my passion to meet and photograph beautiful girls! Once things have calmed down a bit in Tokyo, I will definitely be trying to schedule visits to explore further-afield groups. 

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeJA1Cf14oo&list=PLXgNDMeTqTn62tpZAvMxlxwvDS9AE2Mko&index=10&t=1633s


Thank you very much for reading all of this. I do hope you enjoy my photos, and hope that you would like to contribute to my ability to take more photos, visit more events, meet more girls, and take more videos!

Thank you all so very much. 

Let's support beautiful girls forever!!!

Percy
Tiers
0.3x Photo
$3 or more per month

If 3 people contribute this, it lets me take an extra photo set of a girl

1x Photo
$8 or more per month

If 1 person contributes this, I can take an extra photo set of a girl

1.5x Photo
$16 or more per month

If 2 people contribute this, I can take 3 extra photo sets of a girl, or photograph 3 girls

2x Photo
$18 or more per month

1 contribution of this lets me photograph a girl for twice as long

3x Photo / Event cost
$30 or more per month

This will directly pay for entry into an event, or 3 extra shoots of girls

4x Photo / Event cost
$40 or more per month

This will directly pay for entry into a more expensive event, or 4 extra shoots of girls 

5x Photo / Event cost / Photoshoot
$50 or more per month

This ensures a large number of photos from a single favorite girl, or enables many girls at the event to each have a set of photos taken. It also helps very much to get me to a photoshoot

Event coverage / Photoshoot
$60 or more per month

This pays completely for travel, entry to an event, and multiple good photo sets with a girl

It can also pay for entry into a photoshoot, or for a long solo photo session with a junior model at an agency photoshoot

Full coverage / Photoshoots
$140 or more per month

This would fully cover the cost of multiple expensive events, get me into photoshoot events, allow me to take many photo sets with different girls and long photo sessions with solo girls

Please help me to support beautiful junior idols in Japan!

It was my dream to go to Japan after I discovered these beautiful angels dancing and singing on Youtube only a few years ago. I went to University at the age of 30 and finally made my dream come true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1WIWNdEeLA

Now, in the space of 1 year, I've been to over 40 junior idol music events, 4 photoshoots, and 2 fashion show events, as well as a number of adult idol events too. I've taken photos, often videoed the performances using a big camera tripod, and carefully organised and backed-up each event so I never lose the data.

My Twitter, where you can see what I've been getting up to lately:

https://twitter.com/perisiedw

I also spent the year categorising every active junior idol and model I could find into Twitter lists (I currently have 116 Twitter lists). With that information, I made a website that lets you click on any prefecture in Japan and see which child idols you can find there. There are around 500 girls and organisations listed there now, and I am continuing to update it and improve the site. 

My website, where you can click on the map to view each prefecture, or browse my photo gallery, and more:

https://www.littleidols.net

Before I came to Japan, I discovered that my favorite junior idol group does livestreams on a website called Showroom. Although at first I was using Camtasia to record their shows, I found that some programmers had created a way to record directly from Showroom. On 11th November 2017 I started a YouTube channel to record and display these junior idol shows.

As of today, 12th April 2019, I have recorded, checked, edited and uploaded 3,500 videos, and the channel has accumulated 116,000 hits and 246,800 minutes (171 days) of watch-time.

It has been a tremendous amount of work, but it is something very special to me, and I think it will be special to the girls too one day when they can look back and see themselves in the past. 

(I recommend you browse the playlists section)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZheqc-3ob0R7sUHKtOxQA/videos

This Patreon is an open offer to you to help me to support junior idols in Japan.

I think it's important to let you know my financial situation briefly, and the fact is that I have spent everything I've ever earned on going to junior idol events and taking photos. I have absolutely nothing to spare, and am currently living in a semi-private hostel room. I worked full-time for the past year as a junior high school assistant teacher, and my next job contract commences next week.

Supporting me on Patreon will help me to do the following things:

1,500-3,000円
($13-$26)
Entry into a regular junior idol event.
Some are more expensive, some less. All require an additional 500円 ($4) drinks charge on top of the entry fee, which gives you a cup of beer. 

Example: http://atygas.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-185.html

500-1,000円
($4-$8)
Cost of 30 or 60 seconds photographing one girl.
It depends on the group how much this costs. Usually I can only afford to purchase one or two of these. Sometimes, the event venue is super cool (like a beautiful hotel) and I've gone all-out and purchased 5x for one girl. Sometimes I've purchased 1x for each of the four or five girls in a group. Sometimes, I've wanted to photo girls from multiple different groups at the event! It can add up very, very quickly, and there have been times where I didn't even have enough money to make a purchase and still afford bus money to work for that week. I have walked 2.5 hours home from work on two occasions because of this, smiley face :) 

Taking photos of the girls is the most important thing for me, and the main reason I am making this page. Any accumulated contribution of $8 per month will directly allow me to take photos of a girl. 

Example: https://www.littleidols.net/gallery/2018/10/25/181020-g-collection

5,000-7,000円
($44-$60)
Entry into a junior idol photoshoot event.
These are 1hr30-2hr photoshoots in public places with a junior idol group. The girls change clothes a few times during it, and you walk to different locations in the area too. These prices vary, and I can only speak from my limited experience, as junior idol photoshoots are kind of rare, but they can really be awesome. Time is still pretty limited, especially if there are many photographers and many girls (each will only be given a small amount of time per girl per location in the shoot), but I think it's a great way to support the girls, get some wonderful shots in interesting locations and different clothing, and maybe get to know some of the girls a little better too.

Example: https://www.littleidols.net/gallery/2018/11/25/181028-part-2

5,000円
($44)
Entry into a junior model agency photoshoot.
These are shoots with idols or models either in a park or in a specially designed studio/house, for example it might have a room with a bed, a room like a school classroom. I have not yet been to one of these. I think you can pay $44 for a 'through' session, where you can photograph every girl, but I'm not sure if this is limited to 'group' photos rather than individual shots of each girl. I say this because the 2nd option in agency photoshoots is $44 for 30 minutes alone with a single girl of your choosing, slots permitting. I am new to Tokyo, so I've never had the opportunity to do this.

Example: https://ameblo.jp/irissession/entry-12451881349.html

4,000-4,500円
($40-44)
Cost of a more expensive event. Sometimes 'one man lives', where one girl hosts a major event with guests idols, large-scale birthday events, and other venues host more expensive events. The Shibuya Idol Theatre's bi-monthly junior idols event is $44 for a through ticket, and Yune's One Man Live is $40. I think drinks tickets are not required at these though.

Example 1: http://www.tokyoidolgekijo.com/shibuya/20190413/
Example 2: https://www.sakuraiyune.com/events/one-wanwanraibu-tasukuoto11saiseitansai

5,000円
($44)
Cost of travel to a public space / free event in a neighbouring prefecture.
Transport can be very expensive in Japan. There are several junior idol groups in the prefectures that neighbour Tokyo (you can see on my website). Since I am accustomed to travelling 2-3 hours to see my girls every week in the past, long journeys do not bother me at all. In fact, it's my passion to meet and photograph beautiful girls! Once things have calmed down a bit in Tokyo, I will definitely be trying to schedule visits to explore further-afield groups. 

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeJA1Cf14oo&list=PLXgNDMeTqTn62tpZAvMxlxwvDS9AE2Mko&index=10&t=1633s


Thank you very much for reading all of this. I do hope you enjoy my photos, and hope that you would like to contribute to my ability to take more photos, visit more events, meet more girls, and take more videos!

Thank you all so very much. 

Let's support beautiful girls forever!!!

Percy

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Tiers
0.3x Photo
$3 or more per month

If 3 people contribute this, it lets me take an extra photo set of a girl

1x Photo
$8 or more per month

If 1 person contributes this, I can take an extra photo set of a girl

1.5x Photo
$16 or more per month

If 2 people contribute this, I can take 3 extra photo sets of a girl, or photograph 3 girls

2x Photo
$18 or more per month

1 contribution of this lets me photograph a girl for twice as long

3x Photo / Event cost
$30 or more per month

This will directly pay for entry into an event, or 3 extra shoots of girls

4x Photo / Event cost
$40 or more per month

This will directly pay for entry into a more expensive event, or 4 extra shoots of girls 

5x Photo / Event cost / Photoshoot
$50 or more per month

This ensures a large number of photos from a single favorite girl, or enables many girls at the event to each have a set of photos taken. It also helps very much to get me to a photoshoot

Event coverage / Photoshoot
$60 or more per month

This pays completely for travel, entry to an event, and multiple good photo sets with a girl

It can also pay for entry into a photoshoot, or for a long solo photo session with a junior model at an agency photoshoot

Full coverage / Photoshoots
$140 or more per month

This would fully cover the cost of multiple expensive events, get me into photoshoot events, allow me to take many photo sets with different girls and long photo sessions with solo girls