Tag Archives: Hello Kitty

Today’s Watercolor: Hello Kitty n’est pas un chat

The internet veritably exploded today with the news that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. Christine Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, is currently curating an upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum, … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty celebrates 七五三

November 15th is one of my favorite holidays in Japan. It’s not a public holiday, so we still have to go to work tomorrow, but it’s a cultural holiday like Setsubun and Hinamatsuri. 七五三 or Shichi-Go-San means 7-5-3, and is … Continue reading

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Hina Matsuri Treats!

Hina Matsuri is tomorrow! 明日はひなまつりですよ!Hina Matsuri is also known as Girl’s Day or the Doll’s Festival, and is particularly celebrated by families with little girls. The primary activity, as far as I know, is decorating one’s home with a tiered … Continue reading

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