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 toy release was Kaiju Kinora - a cute little mushroom monster produced by Max Toy in 2015. Kaori continues to produce resin figures which she sculpts and paints herself. 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” has proved to be a very popular character and will be released as a sofubi figure this fall. Additionally the character will be featured in the Medicom’s VAG (Vinyl Artist Gatcha) Series 12 and has been featured in mini picture book also released by Medicom.
Her work has been featured in many exhibitions in Japan, and recently had a show in Taiwan 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.
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Kaori.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Kaori has lent her design skills to.
- Vinyl Artist Gacha - Series 12, 2017
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- Piece(s) for Gift Wrapped, 2017