She's mostly known for her cute incarnations, but Hello Kitty is a true symbol of postwar Japanese culture and people treat her very seriously. Take the Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Arita Ware Magnet Set, for example: this is obviously not for little girls but for fans who appreciate a collectible that will become an investment with time, giving a snapshot of almost half a century of pop culture!
Each 4 x 4 x 1 cm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.4") magnet in this commemorative set is made of porcelain from the kilns around the town of Arita, in the northwestern part of Kyushu. There is one for each year between 1974, when Hello Kitty was first created, and 2018, when she celebrated her 45th birthday. By putting these all together, you can see how the image of Japan's most beloved cat has changed over time. Either collectively as a set or individually, these magnets will transform your home and remind you why Kitty-chan has become the icon she is!
Specs and Features:
- Official Sanrio merchandise
- Contains 45 magnets
- Covers the evolution of Hello Kitty from 1974 until 2018
- Made with Arita porcelain
- Dimensions (magnet): approx. 4 x 4 x 1 cm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.4")
- Dimensions (box): approx. 49 x 29.5 x 3 cm (19.3 x 11.6 x 1.1")