18. Hello Kitty In Manhattan

Hello Kitty Capsule Untapped Cities AFineLyne

Last April, a 9-foot tall, clear sculpture of Hello Kitty appeared in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (a public space familiar to large scale art). But it was more than just a sculpture; it was a time capsule to collect people’s memories (called “kawaii”). Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda created it, describing kawaii as “objects and feelings uniquely personalized by each individual.” An official time capsule ceremony was held on May 3rd.