Hello Kitty Collectibles

The Cute, The Quirky & The Strange

By Yunxuan Koh    - 1 min read

Hello Kitty memorabilia stores are all over Japan. The world-famous mouthless cat is printed on all sorts of collectibles. In a huge Sanrio Gallery I visited in downtown Osaka, there was a corner of Hello Kitty collectibles that intrigued me. The collectibles were a quirky fusion of Hello Kitty, Japan's most famous fictional character, with quintessential Japanese food, mythical folklore creatures and famous Japanese landmarks. The possibilities are abundant and the result is sometimes pretty, sometimes strange. It leaves you marvelling at the creativity of the Japanese. While you can find most designs at Sanrio Gallery, some of them are unique to a particular place and are only sold there, such as the Shirakawago one. Now, go ahead and hunt them all! 

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Yunxuan Koh

Yunxuan Koh @yx.koh

First went to Japan as an exchange student in 2011 and has been dreaming of returning to stay for an extended period since then