Japanese Traditional Art x Hello Kitty

2009 was Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary, and Hello Kitty’s producer company, “Sanrio” launched a project “Traditional Art x Hello Kitty” where the super popular kitty collaborated with 43 traditional art studios in Japan.

The collaboration crafts include Takasaki daruma doll (please read the past article “Fusion of Hello Kitty and Daruma Doll!?”), Kutani ware, Satsuma kiriko (cut glass), Yuzen washi, Shigaraki ware, and wooden sculpture.


“Shigaraki ware Lamp”

hello kitty shigaraki


The cubic earthy lamp is perfect for Japanese style room.



“Wooden Sculpture Seal case”

hello kitty stamp


These are personal seal cases. It’s practical and can be used as a house decoration especially around a front door. (In Japan, many households keep the family seal near front doors because when we accept deliveries, we impress their seal instead of signing.)


You can see more Traditional Art x Hello Kitty crafts on the official website HERE (Japanese only).


Source: Ruriiro Tradition



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