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Hello Kitty Exhibition Heads to Seattle

A few months ago, an exhibition celebrating the legacy of Hello Kitty opened in Los Angeles, and now that exhibition is moving north.

“Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” will open at Seattle’s EMP Museum this November. The exhibition features 600 pieces of artwork from the Sanrio archives as well as pieces inspired by the character.

The opening of the exhibition in L.A. last year came with a bit of controversy, when curator Christine Yano wrote a piece explaining that Kitty is not, in fact, a cat.

Sanrio later followed up to clarify that Kitty is, in fact, a feline, but an anthropomorphic one (well, duh).

Seattleites will have the opportunity to explore all of the kitty kontroversy (I am sorry) this November.

Piece by Audrey Kawasaki

Source: PRNewsWire

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.