As fans of a certain fictional Japanese cat-like character should already know, Hello Kitty The earth is a real place that exists in Tokyo, and it’s probably a must-see destination for your next trip to Japan. But Sydneysiders needn’t hop on a plane to celebrate the lively feline-like favorite for the next three months, with Darling Square hosting a huge Hello Kitty– themed street festival.
Running now through Friday, April 29, this Hello Kitty fest is actually a Hello Kitty City – so expect the speaker to purr positively about all things Hello Kitty. Created in partnership with Sanrio, the Japanese company behind the super popular character, the device includes exhibits, inflatable installations and Hello Kitty– themed food and drinks. Who doesn’t want to eat a sandwich in the shape of an eternal ninth-grader or drink Hello Kitty alcohol-free rose cocktails?
On the configuration art side, Hello Kitty The city is home to Australia’s largest Sanrio art exhibitions, covering works from top graphic designers, illustrators and street artists such as British cartoonist, writer and illustrator Gemma Correll, Berlin artist and illustrator DXTR, mural painter large-scale Melbourne artist Justine McAllister and Australian artist Travis Price, who is the festival’s featured artist, with all of his wares on display in an outdoor gallery. And, there is also a five meter Hello Kitty inflatable which, yes, is as adorable as it sounds.
On the food and drink side, the menu currently includes Ume Burger’s Bad Badtz-Maru cheeseburger and white peach soda, as well as five limited-edition Toastie Smith toasts that all come with Hello Kitty ham bows. Or, you can grab themed teas from Bubble Nini Tea, or dishes such as the Lazy Egg Burger at Auvers Cafe.
There will be more additions to the program – and the menu – announced over the three months of the event, encouraging you to indulge your Hello Kitty love many times. It starts with the Lunar New Year Lion Dances from Saturday February 5th to Sunday February 6th at 1pm and 7pm.
Obviously, Hello Kitty the merchandise is on sale, as a festival like this wouldn’t be complete without it.
And, also to no one’s surprise, this is decidedly a family affair. No one ever really tops Hello Kittyhowever, do they?
Hello Kitty Town takes over Darling Square, 35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket, until Friday 29th April. For more information, visit the festival website.
Posted on February 02, 2022 by