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Hello Kitty - 40th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 20, 2014

Born and raised with Hello Kitty is not uncommon for a stationery loving, letter writing, pencil-box collecting girl. It's less common if that girl grows up, has a daughter, and then shares all her coveted, saved, revered goodies with her own little girl. That's me and that's Mina! The passion has been passed on to the next generation.

Thanks to the exhibit Hello! Exploring the World of Hello Kitty at JANM I got to see personal collections very similar to my own as well as an amazing array of Kitty inspired art pieces. As part of a huge celebration of Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary, the show opened on October 11th and will be on through April 26, 2015. If you care for Hello Kitty, please go visit. Really! After reading this, click over to JANM's site and get your tickets. Now that you're excited to get going, quench your enthusiasm with some photos below.

Here we are standing at the entrance. Amazing, huge, powerful wall decals are all over the place.


Mark trying to get in on all the action. What's this Kitty thing all about? Can you eat it?


Overall fun, all around.






Below is Pomme Party! by Tadao.


We met this very kind artist, Jeni Yang, as she was putting up her installation, Merry Go Round. Mina was over the moon after talking to her and watching her put up her work. Wow, a moment not to forget!


We'll be going to Hello Kitty Con in a few weeks. I'll be sure to let you know how the Kitty festivities continue.