I want to re-blog this on Being Yordie Sands because Amiryu Hosoi’s sims have played an important part of my second life. In my chat with Ami yesterday, she seemed very upbeat about the future. She also sees building an interface between Japan Kansai (the geisha’s flowertown) and Japan Chubu (home of the Shogun and samurai).
My first Gemme Six article featured the Hosoi Ichiba sim group. Unlike other games, the places we love are subject to radical change. A couple of weeks ago it looked like this beautiful group of sims would be lost forever when it was announced the sims would be closing within a month. In the days following the announcement, many people came together with new ideas and alternative plans.
Yesterday, agreements were made with residents of Hosoi sims and sim creator & owner Amiryu Hosoi. These agreements lead to an immediate change but also preserve two of Hosoi’s greatest treasures, Japan Kansai and Japan Chubu. The China Wall and the Hosoi Ichiba marketplace at Japan Kanto will be are now closed. The closings are sad and a loss, but the two diamonds of the group remain, the role play sims.
Here is an article posted on Hosoi Ichiba blog, “A Possible Solution and a New Start…”
Although work on connecting Japan…
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