Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45pm EST
Aug. 12, 2019 17:45 UTC

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In Japan, Omatsuri are traditional festivals that take place throughout the year. In celebration of the upcoming fall season of Omatsuri and Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary, Cost Plus World Market® has launched its latest Hello Kitty Collection® from Sanrio in stores and online at

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Hello Kitty Omatsuri Cookie Jar Exclusively at Cost Plus World Market 
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Hello Kitty Omatsuri Cookie Jar Exclusively at Cost Plus World Market (Photo: Business Wire)

This limited, special Omatsuri collection features the global icon along with a few of her friends, including Badtz-Maru™, Keroppi™ and Chococat™. Exclusive to World Market®, the collection includes trinket dishes, stationery, tote bags, plush toys, tabletop ceramics, food and drinks, and more. Fans and collectors should take note that these adorable items are only around for a short time.

Meet Hello Kitty in person! Fans will have a chance to meet Hello Kitty at five in store meet & greet events throughout August and September in select cities around the U.S. In addition, customers can sample some of her favorite treats and have their name drawn in Japanese calligraphy by celebrated artist Kuniharu Yoshida. Calligraphy is free and limited to one per person. Each event is open to the public, first come, first served and and is subject to change or cancellation.

Saturday, August 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost Plus World Market
22929 Hawthorne Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, August 24
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost Plus World Market
1623 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL

Friday, August 30
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost Plus World Market
2040 Redwood Highway
Greenbrae, CA

Saturday, August 31
1:00 – 3:00 pm
2552 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, September 8
1:00 – 3:00 pm
1313 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA

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About Sanrio®

Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, and home to many other beloved character brands including Chococat™, My Melody™, Badtz-Maru™, Keroppi™, Gudetama™ and Aggretsuko™. Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration to offer quality products, services and activities that inspire unique consumer experiences across the world. Today, Sanrio’s legendary breadth of products is available in over 130 countries and in retail locations including department, specialty, national chain retailers and Sanrio boutique stores. To learn more about Sanrio, please visit and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market ( operates 276 stores in 39 states and the District of Columbia under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home decor and furniture, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, and gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.


Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market

Source: Cost Plus World Market

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Hello Kitty and Friends Collection Has Arrived at Cost Plus World Market

Hello Kitty Omatsuri Cookie Jar Exclusively at Cost Plus World Market (Photo: Business Wire)

Small Hello Kitty Omatsuri Festival Trinket Dish at Cost Plus World Market (Photo: Business Wire)

Hello Kitty Organic Pasta at Cost Plus World Market (Photo: Business Wire)

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