Hello Kitty, Chinatsu, Izumi and Fujiko!

By Jill Comment

A reminder that this weekend is your last chance to catch a glimpse of elephants in underpants and all other sorts of other painfully adorable imagery at the Japan Society Gallery exhibit Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture. The exhibit

explores the culture of postwar Japan through its arts and popular visual media. Focusing on the phenomenally influential subcultures of otaku (roughly translated as “pop cult fanaticism”) and its relationships to Japan’s artistic vanguard, Takashi Murakami explores the historical influences that shape Japanese contemporary art and its distinct graphic idioms.

We got enough of Sanrio living in the Bay Area, and we can’t say we’re too into manga, but we can’t resist the utter cuteness of the two below: