Cosplay for Hello Kitty Con
The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.
Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.
Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is a specially ticketed exhibition.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (The World’s Largest Hello Kitty Retrospective) opened today! October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015
HELLO KITTY 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION FOR SEPHORA
HELLO KITTY HUNGRY HUNT
From Oct. 24 through Nov. 21 at participating venues, each Hungry Hunt menu item will include a collectible pin depicting Hello Kitty sipping boba or nibbling on doughnuts, sausages, pizza and the rest of the special menu items. The Hungry Hunt map will help hunters find the treats and track their progress. After the recent excitement about Hello Kitty Spam musubi made by Roy Choi at the Line Hotel (the official hotel of the Hello Kitty 40th anniversary) Sanrio set out to organize the cutest food experiences it could dream up. Hello Kitty vittles will include burgers, ramen, sushi, sweets and drinks.
Participating restaurants include several downtown locations. Lemonade will offer a Hello Kitty lemonade and corresponding pin. The menu at the new Plan Check, opening soon on Wilshire, will feature a Hello Kitty bento box created by chef Ernesto Uchimura filled with a pink-cheese-topped burger, fries and spicy tuna salad, served with a green tea latte and a strawberry cruller doughnut with ice cream. Zip Sushi in the Arts District will serve a special sushi creation. In Little Tokyo, Xlixe Pizzeria will cook up extra cute Hello Kitty slices. Chado Tea Room plans to bake scones to serve with special tea. Cafe Dulce will fry up Hello Kitty doughnuts to add to the daily menu of green tea, red bean and fresh-fruit-topped treats.
More options around town include Daikokuya on Sawtelle serving up bowls of Hello Kitty ramen, Seoul Sausage making a Hello Kitty sausage and Lollicup preparing a Hello Kitty boba drink. In West Hollywood, Dylan’s Candy Bar at the Original Farmer’s Market will scoop up Hello Kitty sundaes. Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes West designed a custom Hello Kitty cupcake served with the Hello Kitty pin holding a slice of cake.
In total there are 11 Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt food offerings and pins. All of details about the Hello Kitty Con, the exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum and Hungry Hunt can be found at www.sanrio.com.
"Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty."
WHERE IS THE LOVE? 💔
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
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