Profile




Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear
Brief Background Description

Mayumi Watanabe

Teddy Bear Artist

FreelanceTV director/producer, researcher/coordinator
based in the UK.
  *If you need a Japanese-English bilingual TV person in the UK/Japan,
   please contact me via e-mail.

Born in Tokyo.

Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan NISHI Senior High School
Graduated from TSUDA College, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Department of English Language and Literature, B. A.
After graduation, worked for NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) from 1996 to 2008 as a TV producer.
From 2008, based in the UK, working as a TV person and a Teddy Bear Artist.


With my background and expertise, planned and produced the 12-part series on how to make your own bear, "Dear Teddy Bear" (1999) and the two hour documentary "Teddy Bears - Forever Friends" (2002) to mark the centenary anniversary of the teddy bear for NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation. The latter focused on the miraculous power of teddy bears, its ability to support and heal the soul, as well as how it can encourage people to become warm and gentle . For this programme, I visted NY just after the 9-11 attacks, and reported on the story of the teddy bears that were sent in their hundreds of thousands to the victims of the attacks, and on how they offered comfort and support to those traumatized and in grief.

Publication:

Photographc Collection of works
"Teddy Bears by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"(Shingpoousha)
"Teddy Bears Vol.2 by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"

Production memoirs
"Teddy Bears - Forever Friends" (NHK Publishing)




Encounter with the Teddy Bear

I began making teddy bears under the label of "Mammie Bear" aged seventeen in 1990, having being drawn to the style of the antique teddy bear which was given to me as a Christmas present.

The beginnings of the teddy bear go back a hundred years or so to 1902, and the characteristics of my work hail to those classical days. I tend to keep accessories and clothing to an absolute minimum, as I prefer people to be able to appreciate their original appearance. This philosophy behind the Mammie Bear brand has remained unchanged since its beginnings, and has accordingly been rated globally with numerous top prizes, having received a total of twenty six prestigious awards to date, including various Grand Prix. My work has been featured by media around the world, including the UK, US, France, South Korea and Japan.

As an artist, I have participated in many teddy bear festivals and charity events held in Japan and also in various places around the world. More recently, I have begun to give lectures on the history and appeal of the teddy bear, so that I may further contribute to the culture of the teddy bear.


Mammie Bear creations



Record of Winning Awards
  
In the U.S. Blue Ribbon  (1st prize 3 times
Red Ribbon  (2nd prize) 1 time
Green Ribbon (3rd prize) 3 times

In the U.K. Bear of the Month 1 time

In Japan Grand Prix 1 time
Gold Award 2 times
Silver Award 5 times
Special Prize 2 times
Display Grand Prix 1 time
Other various prizes 7 times
26 in total
In the U.S. Nominee 1 time
In the U.K. Nominee 1 time
2 in total


Mammie Bear creations



Media Coverage
1993
July 1993 Feature in the "Teddy Bear Voice" newsletter of the Japan Teddy Bear Association. Article on the award-winning piece in the US.
1994
Feb 1994 Feature in the "Zakka Catalogue (Haberdasher's Catalogue)" magazine
Mar 1994 Feature in the magazine "non-no"
Mar 1994 Feature in "The Teen's Room"
Apr 1994 Feature in the UK Teddy Bear Assiciation's "Bearings" newsletter
May 1994 Work featured in "Olive / Teddy Book" magazine
July 1994 Featured in the magazine "Silverstar Club - Soft Toy Special"
Aug 1994 Wrote an article for the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.4 on various teddy bear museums in the UK
Sep 1994 Feature on the "Teddy Bear Post" magazine
Dec 1994 Guest appearance on Nikkei radio show, a discussion on teddy bears.
1994 Featured in the book "Tribute to Teddy Bear Artists" Vol 1, by Linda Mullins
1995
Jan 1995 'Jeff' featured in the "Teddy Bear Catalogule" vol.1
Apr 1995 Wrote an article for the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.6 on the Steiff Teddy Bear Museum in Germany
May 1995 Featured in the magazine, "non-no / Embracing Teddy Bears"
Aug 1995 'Hey, Look! It's a Big Bubble' is featured on the American specialist magazine, "Teddy Bear and Friends"
Aug 1995 Featured on the cover of the British Teddy Bear Festival (Teddies'95)'s offical guide book
Sep 1995 TV appearance on "The adventures of Wordsworth" / Fuji TV.
Sep/Oct 1995 Pieces featured in the Sep/Oct editions of the British Teddy Bear Magazine, "Teddy Bear Scene"
Oct 1995 Featured in the magazine "Haberdashery Catalogue" (special edition "Zakka Today")
1995 Featured in the book by Sue Pearson, "Bears" in the section on teddy bear artists
1995年 Featured in the book, Sue Pearson & Dottie Ayers' "Teddy Bears - A Complete Guide to History, Collecting, and Care"
1996
Jan 1996 Donation to the Kobe Earthquake charity to raise funds for the victims of the disaster. My work was sold at the "Berryman's International Teddy Bear Artists Auction", with all proceeds going to charity.
Jan/Feb 1996 Feature in the American magazine "Teddy Bear Review" 's 10th anniversary edition.
Mar/Apr 1996 A special feature on the March / April editions of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan" (Japan Teddy Bear Association)
June 1996 The miniature piece, 'I'll catch you, honey bee' featured on "Teddy Bear & Friends"
Sep/Oct 1996 Grand Prix winner, 'Victor' featured in the Sep/Oct editions of "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
Nov 1996 A 3-page feature on the first ever issue of the British Teddy Bear magazine, "The Teddy Bear Club"
Dec 1996 Work featured in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.14
1996 Sue Pearson's book "Bears" featuring me was published in Japan under the title "Teddy Bear Book"
1997
Jan/Feb 1997 The Grand Prix winner 'We are Good Friends' featured in the Jan / Feb editions of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
Apr 1997
- Mar 1999
"Alex" commissioned for NHK's child development programming 'Sukusuku Akachan' for display on the presenter's table, as a microphone holder mascot.
"Teddy Bear Voice" vol.17 reports on 'Alex' 's appearance on the show.
Sep 1997 Featured in "The Top 100 Japanese Teddy Bear Artist-works and Their Profiles", and my work ‘Dorothy’ makes the front page of the book.
Sep/Aug 1997 'Alice' featured in the July / Aug editions of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
Aug 1997 'Edward' nominated for the TOBY awards
Aug 1997 "Teddy Bear Voice" reports on the nomination of 'Edward' at the TOBY awards
Sep/Oct 1997 Special feature on the Sep /Oct editions of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
Nov 1997 'Alfred' features on the cover of the book "Dressing Up Teddy Bears"
1997 Featured in French magazine, "Geppetto"
1998
Mar/Apr 1998 Works featured in the Mar/April editions of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
May/June 1998 'Hans' nominated in the "Teddy Bear Times Japan" contest
July/Aug 1998 Special feature on the July/Aug editions of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
Sep 1998 Feature in the autumn edition of the magazine "Vogue Family Club News"
Sep/Oct 1998 'Hans' featured in the Sep/Oct editions of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan" as the winner of the contest
Oct 1998 TV appearance on TV-Tokyo's show "Suteki Ni Wide"
Oct 1998 Autograph session at the teddy bear fair in Sogo Department Store, Yurakucho, Tokyo.
Autumn 1998 500 replicas of the Mammie Bear-designed 'Rosabelle' goes on sale worldwide, manufactured by Hermann (Germany)
Autumn 1998 Featured as the artist behind ‘Rosabelle’, together with the replica version.
1998-1999 'Earnest' becomes a mascot on a show by the University of the Air. (Open University equivalent)
1999
Jan/Feb 1999 The winners of the Special Prize categories are featured in the Jan/Feb editionsof the "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
Jan-Mar 1999 Planned and produced the 12 part series "Dear Teddy Bear" for NHK
Jan 1999 Featured in the "TV Life" magazine as the producer of the NHK show, "Dear Teddy Bear", on the behind-the-scenes stories.
June 1999 Work donated to the 'Huis Ten Bosch Artist Teddy Bear Charity Auction'. Proceeds were donated to UNICEF
2000
Mar 2000 Featured in the book, "Linda Mullins' Teddy Bears & Frineds Identification & Price Guide"
Mar 2000 A replica of 'Rosabelle' designed by Mammi and Bear made by Hermann is featured on "Mono" magazine
Apr 2000 Mammie Bear' s website launch
Apr 2000 Feature on 'Rosabelle' in the "Asahi Shimbun" Newspaper
May 2000 Work donated to a special exhibition held in aid of an anti-landmine charity, and featured on the exhibition catalogue.
May/June 2000 'Simon' the Japan Award 2000's nominee featured in the May/June edition of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan"
Sep/Aug 2000 Feature in the July/Aug edition of the "Teddy Bear Times Japan" on the Mammie Bear website
Aug/Sep 2000 An article in the "Teddy Bear Voice" on the upcoming private exhibition
Sep/Oct 2000 'Simon', the winner of the Art Award (Japan Award 2000) featured in the "Teddy Bear Times Japan" Sep/Oct edition.
Nov/Dec 2000 A special feature in the Nov/Dec edition of the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club"
Nov 2000 Featured in the Nov 14th edition of the "Mainichi Shimbun" newspaper
Nov 2000 Feature in the Nov 17th edition of the "Mainichi Shimbun" newspaper
Nov 2000 The private exhibition's details published in the "Tokyo Shimbun" newspaper
Nov 2000

Mammie Bear 10th Anniversary Exhibition held in Aoyama, Tokyo; 23rd Nov - 27th Nov

Nov 2000 "Teddy Bears by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear" goes on sale
Dec 2000 A special exhibition on Mammie Bear works held at the The Teddy Bear Shop in Daikanyama, Tokyo
2001
Jan 2001 Feature on the book, "Teddy Bears by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear" in the magazine "Poem and Marchen"
Sep 2001 On location in Europe for the production of the TV programme "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends" for NHK
Oct 2001 On location in the US for the production of the TV programme "Teddy Bears Forever Friends" for NHK
Oct 2001 Featured in Linda Mullins' book, "Teddy Bear Centennial Book"
2002
Jan/Feb 2002 Featured in the American specialist magazine, "Teddy Bear & Friends", in the "Who''s Who 2002: The Centennial Edition"
Apr/May 2002 Wrote a piece for the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.46 on the shooting of the "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends" TV programme
May/June 2002 Featured in the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club" magazine May/ June edition, an article on the production and the broadcast of the NHK programme "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"
May 2002 "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends" goes on air, BS2/19:20-21:20
May 2002 The production memoirs of NHK's "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends" goes on sale
May 2002 Book review in the "Yomiuri Shimbun" newspaper on the production memoirs for "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"
June 2002- Featured on NHK Publishing's on line magazine, "The People of the Month" as the author of the production memoirs "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"
June/July 2002 A write-up in the "Teddy Bear Voice" by the Japan Teddy Bear Association on "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"
July/Aug 2002 A feature in the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club" July/Aug edition on "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"
July/Aug 2002 "Teddy Bears Forever Friends" listed as reference book on the Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club's website
July 2002 Featured in the book "Teddy Bear Artist Guide"- Japan Teddy Bear Association"s directory of teddy bear artists
July 2002 Featured in Tsuda College's publicity magazine, "Tsuda Today"
Aug 2002

"Teddy Bears Forever Friends" programme is repeated on NHK, Channel BS2/19:20-21:20

Aug-Set 2002 Featured on the Tokyo Electric Co.'s Tepore magazine. Wrote a piece on "Life together with Teddy Bears" (part 1)
Sep 2002 Featured on the Tokyo Electric Co.'s Tepore magazine. Wrote a piece on "Life together with Teddy Bears" (part 2)
Aug 2002 Featured in "Marriage" magazine Vol.38 (autumn edition) in a 3 page interview
Oct 2002 Exhibition at Tsuda College Reunion
Oct 2002 Mammie Bear images launched on a mobile services site, NTT Docomo
Nov 2002

Feature article on the UC credit card's newsletter, "Tentoumushi(Lady Beetle)" on the book, "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"

Nov 2002 Information and documents provided for the television network, WOWOW's programme on Winnie the Pooh. Also featured the book "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"
Nov 2002 'Sabrina' featured in a leaftet and the website from the Musical Teddy Bear Exhibition organized by the Antique Music Box Museum.
Dec 2002 Mammie Bear images launched on the KDDI mobile network
Ded 2002 "Teddy Bears Forever Friends" documentary repeated on NHK's terrestrial channel
2003
June 2003 'Pooh' is chosen as the "Bear of the Month" in UK's "The Teddy Bear Club" website
June 2003 Featured in a 2004 publication by Tsuda College
Nov 2003 Featured in a manga-style comic "YOU" magazine (No.23) and appearing as the main manga character
Nov 2003 Featured in "Living" newspaper on my speech on teddy bears, at the Yokohama International Cultural Seminar.
Nov 2003 Article in the "Kanagawa Shimbun" newspaper on the lecture given at the "Yokohama International Cultural Seminar"
Nov 2003 Lecture, exhibition and book signings at the "Yokohama International Cultural Seminar"
Nov 2003 Featured in the "Kanagawa Shimbun" newspaper on the lecture
Dec 2003 Article + pics on the "Kanagawa Shimbun" newspaper on the lecture
Dec 2003 'Noel' gets featured by the American magazine "Teddy Bear Review" for their Xmas special
2004
Jan 2004 Featured in the magazine "Working Woman type" on life as a teddy bear artist
Feb 2004 Mammie Bear's image became the first page on both the NTT Docomo、and KDDI's mobile provider sites, on the "My Teddy" section.
Feb 2004 Feature article in the "Tokyo Shimbun" newspaper in the "From Tokyo" section, on life as a teddy bear artist
Feb 2004 'Pooh' gets chosen as the UK's "Bear of the Year2003"
Apr 2004 'Wendy' gets picked in the American magazine "Teddy Bear Review" in the "Best of the Best : Preview of 2004" section
June 2004 Featured in Fuji-TV's "Super News Weekend" show, filmed at the Japan Teddy Bear Convention
June 2004 Interviewed by TBS(Toyo Broadcasting System) TV stations's "Just" programme.
June 2004 By commission from Dinos (A Fuji TV subsidiary), made a limited edition bear. 'Chocolat' and I were featured in the "Dinos Teddy Bear Fan Club 2004" magazine
June 2004 A 4 page feature in the magazine "Teddy Bear Korea"'s summer edition
July/Aug2004 The Mammie Bear display booth from the Japan Teddy Bear Festival Tokyo 2004, gets featured in the July/Aug edition of the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club"
2005
Jan 2005 Mammie Bear pieces on the cover of the Jan/Feb edition of the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club" magazine
Jan 2005 Video release of "kaleidoscope USA / American Culture" (for used in English language classes at universities) which features sections of the NHK documentary "Teddy Bears-Forever Friends"
Feb 2005 Feature in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.64 as an artist donating to the International Teddy Bear Relief Fund-for the victims of the Indonesian Tsunami Disaster
June 2005 'Iris', which was donated to the Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund gets featured on the "Teddy Bear Voice"vol.65
July 2005 'IRIS' sold at the Relief Fund Auction at 152000 Yen, and the proceeds are sent to Indonesia
Aug 2005 A feature in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.66 announcing the private exhibition
Sep/Oct 2005 Details on the private exhibition and openings are announced in the Sept/Oct edition of the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club"
Oct 2005 Detailed release on the 15th anniversary year exhibition in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.67
Oct 2005 Interviewed by Tokai-TV Network on the 3rd anniversary year special for the "Living" Programme. Also featured the 'Rosabelle' replica. 
Nov/Dec 2005 Detailed release on the 15th anniversary year exhibition in the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club" Nov/Dec edition
Nov 2005 A write-up on the 15th anniversary private exhibition in the "TOKYO★Weekly" magazine, 22nd Nov.
Nov 2005 A feature article in the "Yomiuri Shimbun" national newspaper on the 15th anniversary exhibition, and on teddy bear making
Nov 2005 The 15th anniversary private exhibition is listed in the Japanese daily, "Mainichi Shimbun" newspaper.
Nov 2005 The exhibition of the Mammie Bear 15th Anniversary, held in Aoyama / Tokyo over 5 days. 23rd Nov - 27th Nov
Nov 2005 "Teddy Bears Vol.U by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear" published
2006
Jan 2006 Feature in the Jan/Feb edition of the "Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club" on the book, "Teddy Bears Vol.U by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"
Jan 2006 A feature in the "Mainichi Shimbun" newspaper  on the book, "Teddy Bears Vol.U by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"
Jan 2006 A review in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.68 on the book, "Teddy Bears Vol.U by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"
Feb 2006 A review of the book "Teddy Bears Vol.U by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"in the morning edition of the "Mainichi Shimbun" newspaper. Reviews continue in the regional versions of the paper.
May 2006 Featured in the "Iede no jikan" book of short stories, an 8-page spread on Mammie Bear as a manga-style comic
2007
May 2007 'Victor' and 'Irene' appear on the TV show, "Seton's Animal World (2nd episode; "The Biography of A Grizzly" on BS- HiVision channel
May 2007 Victor' and 'Irene' appear on the TV show, "Seton's Animal World (2nd episode; "The Biography of A Grizzly" on BS-2 channel (repeat)
June 2007 Featured in the guide book for the Japan Teddy Bear Convention
June 2007 Commendation from the Japan Teddy Bear Association, a letter of gratitude received for my teddy bear associated activities and contributions
Aug 2007 Featured in the magazine, "Hobby Japan Plus" vol.3
Aug 2007 Victor' and 'Irene' appear on the TV show, "Seton's Animal World (2nd episode; "The Biography of A Grizzly" on BS- HiVision channel (repeat)
Sep 2007 'Bob' receives a nomination to become the editor in the "Teddy Bear Editor"contest in the "Teddy Bear Times Japan" magazine Vol.70
Oct 2007 Victor' and 'Irene' appear on the TV show, "Seton's Animal World (2nd episode; "The Biography of A Grizzly" on BS- HiVision channel (repeat)
Oct 2007 Launch of the English pages for the Mammie Bear Website
Nov 2007 'Bob' wins his place as the "Teddy Bear Editor" in the competition run by the "Teddy Bear Times Japan" magazine Nov edition (Vol.71). He will be reporting on teddy bear activities from around the world.
Feb 2008 'Bob' gets his first feature as the chief editor of February's "Teddy Bear Love" (Vol.72) in the afterword section
Feb 2008 The Mammie Bear website becomes an official recommended link on the Japan Teddy Bear Association's website
Apr 2008

The Mammie Bear website becomes listed on the UK Teddy Bear Directory (Hugglets Publishing)

May 2008 Lecture on student life and on being a teddy bear artist, as requested by Tsuda College.
May 2008 Featured as the creator behind the Teddy Bear Editor 'Bob' In the magazine "Teddy Bear Love" (Vol.73), and special Mammie Bear postcards are also included each copy of this edition.
May 2008 An article from the "Teddy Bear Love" vol. 73, where the Mammie Bear creation, 'Bob' writes a report on the Picture Book Museum.
Aug 2008 'Becky' appears in "Japan Teddy Bear plus Friends" vol.52(Autumn Edition).
Oct 2008 Featured in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.76
Jan 2009 By commission from Dinos (A Fuji TV subsidiary), made a limited edition bear 'Frances. 'Frances' and I are featured in the "Dinos Teddy Bear Fan Club 2009" magazine
Jan 2009 The Limited edition bear 'Frances' makes the front-page of Dinos's website "Dinos Teddy Bear Fan Club".
Jan 2009 'Jeremy' featured in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.77
Feb 2009 Featured in the Japanese weekly newspaper "Weekly Journey" which is published in London.
Feb 2009 Featured in the Japanese internet newspaper "Internet Journey" which is run in London.
Feb 2009 Japanese news agency Kyodo News wired an article on me called "person of the day" reporting about my life as a teddy bear artist.The article was featured in about 15 Japanese news papers.
Feb 2009 Being invited to contribute for the Dinos web magazine "Dinos Teddy Bear Fan Club", my essays on making Frances bears "Letters from London by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear(1)" is on their website. (27th February-13th March)
Mar 2009 Being invited to contribute for the Dinos web magazine "Dinos Teddy Bear Fan Club", my essays on making Frances bears "Letters from London by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear(2)" is on their website. (14th March-14th April)
Mar 2009 Featured in the Japanese weekly newspaper "Bayspo" which is published in London, an 2-page spread on Mammie Bear.
Apr 2009 'Becky' gets her feature in '2009 Teddies Fair' catalogue at Nagoya Maruei as a special limited-bear.
Jun 2009 My creation 'Hans' makes the cover of the British teddy bear specialist magazine "Teddy Bear Times" (June/July issue) and Mammie Bear is fearured on 4-page spread in the issue.
Jun 2009 German teddy bear magazine "Teddy & Co." features Mammie Bear on 2-pege spread.
Aug 2009 Japan Teddy Bear Association announces in thier letterzine "Teddy Bear Voice" that my creation has made the copy of the "Teddy Bear Times UK" and I am featured in the issue.
Sep 2009 Featured in "Teddy Bear Scene" along with photos.
Oct 2009 Limited edition bear 'Caroline' appers in "Teddy Bears of Witney 2010 Catalogue".
Nov 2009 Japan Teddy Bear Association's letterzine "Teddy Bear Voice" featured my one-off creation 'Nicholas' which appears at their show & sale event.
Feb 2010 Feature in the Japan Teddy Bear Association's letterzine "Teddy Bear Voice" on my 20th Anniversary Private Exhibiton in Tokyo. Also, the limited edition bear 'Garrick' was shown as the feture of "Nagoya Artist Bear Fair".
Apr 2010 The one-of-a-kind creation 'Patrick' gets his feature in the catalogue for '2010 Teddies Fair' at Nagoya Maruei.
June 2010 A feature in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.82 announcing the details of the private exhibition.
June 2010 The Japan-British Society introduces Mammie Bear's 20th Anniversary Exhibition on their letterzine and website.
July 2010 The exhibition of the Mammie Bear 20th Anniversary, held in Aoyama / Tokyo over 5 days. 24th July - 28th July
Sep 2010 "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.83 announces the release of Mammie Bear's Original Postcard Book.
Oct 2010 Commissioned by the Japan-British Society, wirte for their special virsion bulletin about theteddy bear scene in the UK.
Oct 2010 Featured in "The UK Teddy Bear Guide 2011" with a picture of me attending Hugglets's show.
Nov 2010 Featured in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.84 as an officially authorized teddy bear artist by the Japan Teddy Bear Association.
Dec 2010 The one-of-a-kind creation 'Angel' gets her feature in the catalogue for 'World Teddy Bear Festival' at Nagoya Mitsukoshi.
Feb 2011 Wrote an article for the Japanese teddy bear magazine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.85 on The Rupert Bear Museum in Canterbery as a part 1 of "The report from the UK by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"
March 2011 The one-of-a-kind creation 'Special Version Rosabelle' gets her feature in the catalogue for '2011 Teddies Fair' at Nagoya Maruei.
June 2011 Wrote an article for the Japanese teddy bear magazine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.86 on The Teddy Bear Museum Collection in Wimbledon as a part 2 of "The report from the UK by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"
June 2011 The limited edition bear 'Bonny' was shown as the feture of "Nagoya Artist Bear Fair"
July 2011 Featured in the Japan Teddy Bear Association's website as the contributor to "The Charity for the Great East Japan Earthquake"
Sep 2011 Wrote an article for the Japanese teddy bear magazine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.87 on The West Wales Museum of Childhood in Llangeler as a part 3 of "The report from the UK by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"
Nov 2011 Wrote an article for the Japanese teddy bear magazine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.88 on The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester as a part 4 of "The report from the UK by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear"
Feb 2012 Featured in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.89 as an officially authorized teddy bear artist by the Japan Teddy Bear Association.
May 2012 Mammie Bears get their feature at the back cover of the magazine by theTokyo Metropolitan NISHI Senior High School alumni association.
July 2012 Limited edition bear 'Isabel' appers in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.90.
Aug 2012 The limited edition bear 'Emilia' was shown as the feture of the fair "Teddy Bears and Friends in the wood" at SOGO Omiya department store.
Aug 2012 Wrote an article for the letterzine by theTokyo Metropolitan NISHI Senior High School alumni association
  Feb 2013 Limited edition bear 'Franz' appers in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.93
  June 2013 The limited edition bear 'Patrina' was shown in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.94
  June 2013 Featured in the "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.94 as an officially authorized teddy bear artist by the Japan Teddy Bear Association.
   
  Feb 2014 The Japan Teddy Bear Association has announced in their official magaine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.97 that Mammie Bear is attending their event "The Teddy Bear with Friends Convention in Tokyo", July 2014.
  June 2014 German teddy bear magazine "Teddys Kreative" features Mammie Bear on 2-pege spread. Photos of Mammie Bear creations have been used in the editor's note and the table of contents as well.
  June 2014 Featured in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.98 as an officially authorized teddy bear artist by the Japan Teddy Bear Association. The limited edition bears 'Brenda' and 'Josephine' were shown in this edition too.
   
  Feb 2015 The one-of-a-kind creation 'Ivy & Heather' gets their r feature in the catalogue for 'British Fair' at Nagoya Takashimaya.
  Feb 2015 The limited edition bears 'Ivy & Heather' were shown in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.100.
  Feb 2015 The Japan Teddy Bear Association has announced in their official magaine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.100 that Mammie Bear is attending their event "The Teddy Bear with Friends Convention in Tokyo", July 2015.
  June 2015 Featured in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.101 as an officially authorized teddy bear artist by the Japan Teddy Bear Association. The limited edition bears 'George' and 'Little Growl' were shown in this edition too.
June 2015 Wrote an article "The report from the UK by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear ~ The Lilliput Antique Doll & Toy Museum in Isle of Wight ~" for the Japanese teddy bear magazine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.101.
  July 2015 Introduced by The Japan Teddy Bear Association as a contributor to the charity ruffle in their official guide for 'The Teddy Bear with Friends Convention in Tokyo, July 2015'.
   
  June 2016 Featured in "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.106 as an officially authorized teddy bear artist by the Japan Teddy Bear Association. The limited edition bears 'Charlotte' and 'Harriet' were shown in this edition too.
  June 2016 Wrote an article "The report from the UK by Mayumi Watanabe of Mammie Bear ~Wareham Bears in Wareham~" for the Japanese teddy bear magazine "Teddy Bear Voice" vol.106.
  July 2016 Introduced by The Japan Teddy Bear Association as a contributor to the charity ruffle in their official guide for 'The Teddy Bear with Friends Convention in Tokyo, July 2016'.