Sanrio put together a large exhibit at the Tri-Bowl in Incheon called Hello Kitty Planet!! This went on from 2011 till the spring of this year (yes, sadly it is over now if you are reading this and wanting to go) but we managed to find out the last month it was open and made a special trip out to go check it out for my birthday back in April!
~ Sorry the photo quality varies in this post! Nara brought his camera, but I also used my cellphone for some pics ^^;~
All of the trees outside the Tri-bowl had puffy Hello Kitty bows in them! It looked so amazingly cute, really good idea for a party!
Nara prepares himself for the Kitty-ness….
♥ ♥ ♥ It’s PARTY TIME ♥ ♥ ♥
The building they had Hello Kitty Planet in was pretty awesome. They really do look like bowls ♥
Photo bombed! Also~ Hello Kitty Giving Tree lol
Well the outside seemed promising enough! Here we go~
Along the left wall they had several photo frames you could jump in with characters!
Nara’s favorite Sanrio character is Baby Cinnamon
The main hall of Kitty Planet was a dozen pop up areas for photos + playing as well as scenes set up with tons of props, little buildings, and hello kitty dolls! The amount of scenes they had was very surprising, it took us almost an hour to check them all out and appreciate all the fun little details they threw in.
I think Korea put a LOT of this together themselves because it was filled with a lot of “this and that” used in the displays (lots of it seemed store bought or not to scale at all). If this was a show 100% shipped over from Japan I really believe it would have had a bit more detail and custom plastic or resin buildings vs misc handmade, but regardless it was still insanely adorable and I was happy Korea put on such a large show!
The day we came it was TOTALLY EMPTY too~ I guess the chaos had died down after so many months! No matter though, we had the whole Kitty Planet to ourselves so we did not have to worry about getting knocked over all day by running kids or Ajumas.
Hello Kitty’s Bedroom
Family tea with Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty’s Garage and wheels! Bitty screwdriver!!! *_*
Front of Hello Kitty’s house ♥ Badtz Maru seems to be on a park date with My Melody lol
Hello Kitty High School!
Hello Kitty Art Class~ Even Mimmy showed up
Hello Kitty is shocked to find her whole class has skipped school to party on the front steps.
Weirdest area of the kitty town was a Hello Kitty Nightclub… yes, it was totally a club. They had K-pop blasting on a screen behind them and Kitty at posh tables with… I wish I was kidding… TINY LITTLE BOTTLES OF ALCOHOL. Not fake ones either, these were the mini kinds you get at the liquor store just emptied out.
I saw mini Midori, Bacardi, Grey Goose, etc… WHY KOREA? Part of me is loling, but the other part kinda thinks this would not be ok with Sanrio officially and this show was supposed to be for kids *_*
Spider Kitty protects the city, while Kiki and Lala hover in the sky above~
Behind the Kitty towns they had an interesting seating area with various Kitty emotions and such
Hello Kitty wedding goodies! Someone send me some of these for my wedding XD
Upstairs they had several areas with things to view~ the first one we came across was a toy display room with cartoons playing for kids to watch. They had a lot of misc kitty items from all over the place, but they had them all behind plexiglass and the room was really dim, so we could only snap a few! Overall the lighting was really dark in Hello Kitty Planet actually… not sure why they made it like that!
The final area of the show was a Hello Kitty upside-down house! haha not really sure WTF Kitty is doing up there…
I love this Hello Kitty couch!! Can I get it in adult size???
I think these are supposed to be giant hello kitty slippers!
And of course, what house (or event in Korea) would be complete without a Hello Kitty bathroom and potty goodies?
This final room was a bit of a sad disappointment though, weird scale, dirt all over the floor, tub filled with dirty plush Kitty bodies, wtf chair next to the toilet, and the toilet itself looked USED like they found an old one at the dump and just put a cushion on it…. but wait. I lifted the seat and to my horror something was actually inside the potty….
Hello Kitty crap WITH a bow.
This alone was worth the visit, thank you Korea. Bit amusing and horrifying at the same time.
I had so many photos I decided to split this post up into two~
Did you go to this exhibit in Korea or any other amazing Hello Kitty event? Know any other fun Sanrio things to do in Korea? Have a favorite Sanrio character? Comment below and share!