From World Market:
"Dressed in a festive kimono, this Hello Kitty tiki glass highlights an updated take on the traditional style of the beloved Sanrio character. The figural glass is part of our exclusive Tokyo collection, which combines an eclectic mix of images that offer various viewpoints of the famous city, from serenely beautiful to boldly energetic."
Sold exclusively at World Market stores.
Hello Kitty (Japanese: ハロー・キティ, Hepburn: Harō Kiti), also known by her full name Kitty White (キティ・ホワイト, Kiti Howaito), is a fictional character created by Yuko Shimizu, currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi, and owned by the Japanese company Sanrio. Sanrio depicts Hello Kitty as a young female gijinka (anthropomorphization) of a Japanese Bobtail cat with a red bow and no mouth. According to her backstory, she is a perpetual third-grade student who lives outside of London.
Since the character's creation in 1974, the Hello Kitty media franchise has grown to include clothing, accessories, toys, games, books, manga, anime series, and music albums, along with other various product lines and media productions. By 2010, Sanrio had turned Hello Kitty into a global marketing phenomenon, worth $6 billion a year. By 2014, when Hello Kitty was 40 years old, she was worth about $8 billion a year. Hello Kitty has become one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
Hello Kitty is a staple of the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. First marketed toward pre-teenage girls, Hello Kitty's image found commercial success among not only her original target audience but adolescent and adult consumers as well.
Some speculation, though not confirmed, that Hello Kitty was inspired by the Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat).
This is a brown Tiki mug with almond shaped eyes, bared teeth, and a repeated slanted diamond pattern across top and bottom. This glaze is the same as the regular brown version but due to kiln temperatures it oxidized with a blue/purple on part of the mug.
A footed yellow volcano bowl encircled with green palm trees. Made of dolomite and hand-wash only.
This hiball glass is decorated with frosted/etched images of hibiscus flowers and leaves.
This is a green tiki mug based on the Orchids R-5 but far less detailed. The design has a tiki with almond-shaped slanted eyes, and a small mouth full of jagged teeth. Zig zag design along top rim. Marked "World Market" on bottom.
This is a light brown mug shaped like a Tiki head with a stylized 4-pointed star on the forehead. It has almond shaped eyes and a long nose. The full lips are slightly parted to reveal normal human-looking teeth. The mug also has a repeated triangle pattern around the top rim.
This hiball glass says "Tiki Bar" around the top of the glass. It is decorated with hibiscus flowers and a stylized bamboo tiki bar with a tropical drink sitting on the countertop.
This hiball was sold by Cost Plus World Market and features a hula girl with her arms raised. She is wearing a colorful lei and has a yellow flower in her dark hair. She is wearing a green skirt and bra, and there is a green stripe down the side of the glass that conforms to her figure.