Hello Kitty x Choju Giga “Frolicking Animals” dishware based on the world’s oldest manga is here

Originally published on Sora News by Krista Rogers

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Hello Kitty has fallen down the rabbit hole into a world of whimsical animals in this gorgeous line of ceramics from an established Kyoto shop.

Sanrio is no stranger to fun and innovative partnerships with other products of popular culture. In its latest collaboration, however, Sanrio’s star player Hello Kitty is bridging the gap between modern Japanese pop culture and Japanese traditional culture with a nod to the 12th century picture scrolls that are often credited as being the world’s oldest manga (and were even adapted into a two-part short anime by Studio Ghibli).

Choju Jinbutsu Giga (鳥獣人物戯画)

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