Hello Kasumi (2015)
Ceramic and glaze, mixed media

Hello Kitty's "official" profile states that she is "five apples high and weighs as much as three apples." I am 31 mandarines high and weigh as much as 164 mandarines. We are both "made in Japan" but grew up elsewhere:Kitty is "lives in London" according to her official profile, and I lived in the US for half of my life until my early 20s. 

My identity and how to understand it and present it to others has been, is, and will always be something that keeps pestering me. I would like to imagine that Kitty faces the same issues with her "bi-culturalness." 

ハローキティの公式プロフィールでは、キティの身長はりんご5個分、体重はりんご3個分と記載されています。私は身長がみかん31個分、体重はみかん164個分です。私もキティもメイド・イン・ジャパンですが、キティはロンドン育ち、私も20代前半まで人生の半分をニューヨークで、二人とも海外で生活していました。