Is she cute or what?
The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles is celebrating the global icon's 40th-anniversary with an exhibit, Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, that examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture.
It is delightful.
But if you can't imagine dealing with the horrendous traffic in downtown LA to look at rooms and rooms of Hello Kitty paraphernalia, then just sit back.
And scroll through the pictures, enjoy.
|Before heading inside, put on your sticker.|
|And don your headband….ok, now you are ready!|
|I did not know that Hello Kitty had grandparents, did you?|
|Displays included a Hello Kitty Juicer, Hello Kitty Toaster,|
Hello Kitty Waffle Iron, Hello Kitty Microwave Oven,
Hello Kitty Sewing Machine and naturally a Hello Kitty Curling Iron.
|There she is with her pal Dear Daniel.|
|Don't get lost, just follow the bows.|
|In America's Next Top Model Cycle 18,|
the contestants modeled couture Hello Kitty creations.
|In 2009, Katy Perry wore a custom Hello Kitty bustier.|
|Hello Kitty always says, "You can never have too many friends!"|
And one way to create and build friendships is by reaching out and
touching someone, in other words, through Hello Kitty-enabled
Towards the end of the exhibit they even had a very small wall devoted to Anti-Hello Kitty sentiment…..which basically begged the question, is she just too cute?