Kaori Hinata is a Japanese Artist, Illustrator and Character Designer. The overarching theme of her creative works is "The Cuteness of antiques and Nostalgia”. She loves drawing pictures, live painting and making Knick Knacks in felt, ceramics and other materials.
Kaori’s first designer toy release was Kaiju Kinora - a cute little mushroom monster produced by Max Toy in 2015.
Her newest original character is called "Morris - The Cat with Antlers". Morris is a cat boy – but he is different from the average cat because he has big antlers on his head.
“Morris” made his debut as a sofubi figure last year at STGCC2017 and has become a best-selling fan favourite around the world. Additionally the character was featured in the Medicom’s VAG (Vinyl Artist Gatcha) Series 12 and again in Series 16. Morris has also been recently released as a Bearbrick.
Her work has been featured in many exhibitions in Japan, and recently had a show in at the Wrong Gallery with Teresa Chiba and Hikari Bambi. In addition to her own original characters,
Kaori has produced collaborations with many popular properties including STAR WARS, ULTRAMAN, MAZINGER-Z, GACHAPIN & MUKKU and THE POWERPUFF GIRLS.
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