The Thanksgiving Parade Gets an Anime Infusion
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami created two new balloons for the popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. The two balloons, KaiKai and Kiki, are his studio’s mascots and representative of Murakami’s “superflat” style. The balloons are 40 feet long, and three stories tall when filled with helium.
Find out more about the balloon-making process, and Murakami’s involvement at if it’s hip, it’s here.
As an ex-New Yorker, I miss the parade festivities. It’s so much fun to venture out on Thanksgiving Ever to see the balloons. They’re HUGE, and it’s amazing to see them inflated and held down by netting, knowing that the next day they will fly through the streets of Manhattan. Here’s a photo of Kermit I took a few years ago: