Party Animals at Royal-T starts July 7th.

Royal-T maid cafe and art space in LA has a new show opening up the 7th of July, 2011 curated by artist Lindsay Scoggins and featuring works from the Susan Hancock collection. I just found out that one of my paintings in her collection was selected from the show. Lindsay is a video artists and makes handsome videos like this one.

Royal-T is one of my favorite places to visit in LA. Here are some videos of made there in the past.

Hello Kitty Cosplay Masquerade ball

Last night I stopped by the Hello Kitty masquerade ball at the Royal-T in Los Angeles. I was very surprised to see a line of 3-400 people waiting to get in. I was very lucky because they were letting the artists in without having to wait:) Some people waited 3 hours to go in. There were many handsome cosplayers. I dressed as Dokin-chan from Anpanman.

I made a video for my Japanese channel that shows a small part of the long line and some of the costumes.

The three week Hello Kitty anniversary celebration ends Sunday. Goodbye, Kitty.

2 New Color variations of t-shirts

I just printed two new colors of "Mistaken Bear" and "The Decision".
Like all my t-shirts, I hand screen print these myself. They will be available at the Royal-T in Culver City (I think they are $25) and you can also get them direct from me. Just send an email to kentanakala ( at) gmail (dot) com and request your size.

I have them in Boys XL through Mens XL. For girls I recommend a boys xl or mens small.

These other prints are also available.

Ken Tanaka Hand Printed T-shirts now at Royal-T

I recently made 4 different silkscreen t-shirts using some of my paintings. Each of these shirts is silk-screened by hand using no machines or evil robots. Even the screens are burned in the sun, the natural way.

Royal-T Maid Cafe and ARt SPace is now carrying my t-shirts and some of my framed prints.
There are various sizes for all the shirts from boys xl (which is good for girls) to mens XL.
If you want one, you can email me at

Kentanakala attt geemail dottt com. and let me know your size, and preferred color.

Here are the four prints.

House CAT

Olympic Gold

Mistaken Bear

The Decision

I hope you like the shirts. I am hoping to start printing more and have them for sale in more shops in the US and Japan, and anywhere else that is interested in carrying them.