“Why doesn’t Hello Kitty have a mouth?”
According to Japanese comedian Aiko Tanaka, “Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth because men in her country prefer a woman that can’t speak.”
All joking aside. Friday night was the closing night for the Hello Kitty Supercute exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum. Attendees were treated to a last look of Hello Kitty collectibles and artwork, here are some of my top picks.
Hello Kitty’s Larger than Life KittyPatra by Simone Legno
I’m a not an art buff but this Egyptian-inspired sculpture was the best of show for me.
Hello Kitty’s First Flight
Hello Kitty’s first flight in the Macy’s Day Parade was a crowd pleasure and so was this miniature version. As an Aviation fan and having witnessed the first flight, this easily took second place among my favorites.
Eva Air Takes Flight with Hello Kitty’s Boeing 777
Rihanna has her own Boeing 777 tour plane and so does Hello Kitty. A step up from Hello Kitty’s first flight float, Eva Air took to the skies for hundreds of lucky passengers.
The miniature model airplane was displayed along with matching Hello Kitty accessories.
Hello Kitty is a Rock Star
Fender Squier Hello Kitty Strat Guitar
Local Rock Stars Close the Show
The Japanese American National Museum closing night included VIP gift bags, catered food by Chado Tea House and local rock band, Nylon Pink.
As an added surprise, the Pocky Dancers introduced their new Pocky Dance, the next big Macarena. Check out this rehearsal video: