From Japan Today –
Hello Kitty still capturing hearts in Asia after 35 years
To mark the 35th anniversary of the adorable feline character, Sanrio Co, the creator of Hello Kitty characters, is offering a stellar lineup of events including an exhibition of Hello Kitty designs in Tokyo and similar events in Hong Kong and South Korea.
At the Daimaru Inc department store in Tokyo, visitors can take a trip down memory lane at the ‘‘Hello Kitty Art Exhibition’’ featuring Hello Kitty designs from 1974 to 2008.
Ray’s Take: you know that was one of Japan’s secret brainwashing programs developed all the way back in 1942, right? There’s a piece of dark history for you! I mean, the popularity of this in Asia is simply infathomable. Anyone can decode the messages hidden in the graphics? SAVE US!!!