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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery

Rice Cooker

2014 (made)
Place Of Origin

Hello Kitty is the ultimate symbol of Japanese cute. She was launched in 1974 by Sanrio, originally for pre-adolescent girls. Now adored by all age groups, she features on a wide range of consumer goods, including domestic appliances such as kettles, toasters and rice-cookers. According to her creator, Hello Kitty’s real name is Kitty White and she was born in a suburb of London.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plastic and metal; electrical components
Brief Description
Rice cooker, plastic and metal; electrical components, pink and decorated with Hello Kitty, Japan, 2014.
Gallery Label
Hello Kitty rice-cooker 2014 Sakar International, Inc. Plastic and metal; electrical components Museum no. FE.19-2015 (04/11/2015)
Summary
Hello Kitty is the ultimate symbol of Japanese cute. She was launched in 1974 by Sanrio, originally for pre-adolescent girls. Now adored by all age groups, she features on a wide range of consumer goods, including domestic appliances such as kettles, toasters and rice-cookers. According to her creator, Hello Kitty’s real name is Kitty White and she was born in a suburb of London.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.19-2015

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record createdOctober 1, 2015
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