This year is Hello Kitty’s 35th Birthday. To celebrate, Sanrio has organized an exhibition in Culver City, CA. Featuring a hello kitty apartment, an art exhibition, a retrospective of hello kitty items from as far back as 1974, kitty breakfasts, a Halloween party, and special artist appearances!
The art exhibition will be curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, of Japan LA.
Other event higlights include:
Saturday October 24, 2009 time tbd
Special Fan Event with Yuko Yamaguchi and Simone Legno!
Meet Yuko Yamaguchi, aka ‘Kitty Mama’, Sanrio’s head Hello Kitty designer from Tokyo and Simone Legno, creator of the tokidoki apparel, art and lifestyle brand.
Be the first to get your hands on the exclusive Hello Kitty x tokidoki 35th anniversary design collection and get your fave pieces signed by Yuko and Simone!
Sunday November 1, 2009 12pm-3pm
Happy Birthday Hello Kitty!
Drop by Royal/T, have a cup of tea, and get your picture taken with Hello Kitty herself! Don’t forget to wish her a happy birthday!
Best of all: the exhibit is FREE and open to the public!
I’m sad I don’t live in California. I’ve been a Hello Kitty fan since I was about 4 years old. I still have some of my original HK items, like metal hair clips and pencil cases! Usually exhibitions like this are only in Japan, so this is a great opportunity to see some Sanrio and HK history right here in the USA!
Visit the official Three Apples site here.