The ultimate icon of “kawaii”, Hello Kitty, is turning 45 this year! The first products depicting Kitty White (Hello Kitty’s full name) were released by Sanrio in 1974, and she has been a worldwide cultural phenomenon ever since. Join us in … [Read more...] about Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary – Celebrating 45 years of kawaii
What is gachapon? You probably remember raiding your piggy bank to feed to a capsule toy machine to get a bouncy ball or a jawbreaker as a child, but Japan is something else when it comes to capsule toys! Japanese capsule toys can be anything from … [Read more...] about Japanese Capsule Toys – Gachapon, gashapon, and beyond!