Time After Time Capsule was created by Sebastian Masuda, a Japanese artist and a founder of 6%DOKIDOKI, a boutique and a central hub of kawaii culture in Harajuku, Japan.
Time After Time Capsule is an ongoing art project which invites the public to contribute cherished personal items to fill 10 translucent sculptures that will travel around the world. Each community is invited to offer or create colorfully decorated items of personal value, which are placed in gigantic translucent time capsules. The sculptures of Hello Kitty and Domo, the official mascot of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, will be on display at JANM through January 29.
All 10 sculptures will be gathered in Tokyo in 2020 to mark the Tokyo Olympics, and will then be fashioned into a monumental art piece for public viewing. In 2035, each sculpture will be returned to its respective city where participants of this project will be able to reunite with the items and messages they contributed years earlier.
Workshops in which members of the public may contribute to the Hello Kitty time capsule at the Japanese American National Museum will be held on November 1, 2016, and January 8, 2017. On all other days, the capsules will be on display only and viewable as part of paid admission to the museum.