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Via Inventorspot: Hello Kitty goes anatomical, and we discover she even has bows on her guts. Yikes!

But seriously – the second, faux-ivory Hello Kitty looks a little familiar. According to Inventorspot,

you can choose from regular style or an interesting antiqued version with a finish resembling aged ivory. This style is meant to look like a netsuke; a polished and sculpted toggle worn by Japanese citizens and samurai on their kimono sashes from the 17th century on – robes have no pockets, y’see.

A netsuke? Sure. But to me, ivory + anatomy = anatomical teaching models like these. (see also my post on obstetric models). While most of the specimens I’ve seen were European, there were some similar models in Japan, although I don’t know if they were fully dissected – like Hello Kitty.

That just sounds so disturbing, doesn’t it?

Comments

  1. #1 The Ridger
    October 18, 2009

    Forget the bows: her guts have eyes!

  2. #2 Comrade PhysioProf
    October 18, 2009

    The large intestine has no BOWS!!!! THE COLON NEEDs MOTHERFUCKING BOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. #3 llewelly
    October 19, 2009

    her heart has a nose.
    What does she do when her heart has the sniffles?
    Or a bad allergy attack?

  4. #4 Left_Wing_Fox
    October 19, 2009

    I have no mouth, yet I must scream…

  5. #5 Katherine
    October 19, 2009

    Damn. Left_Wing_Fox beat me.

  6. #6 Patricia
    October 22, 2009

    [guffaws @ Comrade Physio Prof.] Too right.

    If she were a couple of inches high I could see why they would say netsuke. I agree she’s more of anatomy model. She’s got too much colour on her and not enough scrimshawed detail.

  7. #7 Susanna Speier
    October 27, 2009

    Holy crap! That is a weeeiiird Kitty!

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