Hello Kitty Comes to L.A.

A cultural icon turns 40 this year. But she never seems to age. That expressionless face, that bow permanently affixed to the top of her head...they never change. We’re talking about Hello Kitty. A new exhibition devoted to the feline cartoon opens this weekend at the Japanese American National Museum downtown.

Hello Kitty x Lady Gaga Plush Dress 2009
Photo Credit: Markus + Indrani, styled by GK Reid



  • Christine Yano - Curator of the Hello Kitty exhibit. She’s an anthropologist at the University of Hawaii and author of "Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek Across