Take a Tour of Traditional Asakusa in a Hello Kitty Rickshaw
08.June.2019 | SPOT
How about a relaxing trip around traditional Tokyo in a Hello Kitty-themed rickshaw? To commemorate the opening of Sanrio Gift Gate in Asakusa, the shop has planned human-run rickshaw tours to take place on Saturday 15, Sunday 16th, Saturday 22nd, and Sunday 23rd June 2019.
This is the second time the Hello Kitty Rickshaw event will be run. The wheels and roof are decorated with special Hello Kitty designs. Hop in, sit back and enjoy a touristic ride around Asakusa. The rickshaw puller will be your tour guide, introducing you to all the tourist spots of Asakusa and taking photos for you.
To take part, you have to book in advance. The advanced reservation period starts on June 8th at Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also make reservations by telephone. If you are interested in this wonderful experience, please check out the store information website.
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Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa
Address: 1-17-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: Three-minute walk from Tokyo Metro (subway) Asakusa station
Opening hours: 9am ー 7 pm
No regular holidays.
※ Opening hours are subject to change so please refer to the official websites below for more information.
Shop information: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/shop/sh7940100/
English version: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/english/store/sh7940100/
※ Please pay for your rickshaw ride before your time slot.
※ The counter may get crowded so we recommend to not book too late.
A Hello Kitty bullet train to a gorgeous island & a day of fun with this travel plan!
01.June.2019 | SPOT
Japan Railway Company JR-West, is running a collaboration with the popular Sanrio character Hello Kitty! You can ride the Hello Kitty-themed bullet train to Awaji Island located in the eastern part of the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. There will be a tour here introducing you to the creative works and many tourist facilities of the area. Awaji Island’s oriental restaurant HELLO KITTY SMILE is just one of these facilities…but hurry! This is a one-day limited event and will take place on Saturday 6th July only!
This travel package is full of luxurious activities!
There will be an autograph signing event with one of Hello Kitty‘s designers Yuko Yamaguchi! There will also be a chance to get a photo with Hello Kitty, and a lottery for the chance to win tickets to make a luxurious Hello Kitty-themed item!
There will be a buffet full of creative foods for visitors to enjoy. The buffet ingredients are mainly focusses around Awaji Island produce. Every guest will also receive original goods as a souvenir to commemorate their trip.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Awaji Island. This is your chance to relax at your own pace along with your pal Hello Kitty♪
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Hello Kitty bullet train departure date: Sat 06/07/2019
Leave Hakata (Fukuoka ) 7:39 am → leave Hiroshima 8:49 am → arrive at Shin-Kobe 10:10 am.
Tickets: The bullet train journey and event contents will be sold as a travel plan. Please check the following links below to access tickets.
・Nippon Travel Agency
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HELLO KITTY SMILE
Address: 985-1 Nojima Hikinoura, Awaji, Hyogo,
Opening hours: 11：00 ー 20：00 ※ This can vary depending on the store’s opening hours.
Closed on Tuesdays
Official website: https://awaji-resort.com/hellokittysmile/en_index.html
Hello Kitty Guest Rooms at Keio Plaza Hotel Tama Receive Upgrades
30.May.2019 | SPOT
On Saturday June 15, Keio Plaza Hotel will open two new permanent guest rooms that are themed around My Melody and Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala). As well as the grand opening of these brand new rooms, the highly-praised Hello Kitty rooms that were set up in 2014 are also getting an upgrade.
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The upgraded Hello Kitty rooms are decorated with cushions that look just like a giant version of Hello Kitty’s signature red bow. The bed also includes a colourful bed runner decorated with an illustration of Hello Kitty having fun in a theme park.
And what is the bed runner for? It is nothing out of the ordinary for Americans to wear their shoes on the bed. Many Americans throw a bed runner on the bed so that they can lie on the bed with their shoes on, guilt free!
There is also a floor lamp in the room. The lampshade is decorated with an illustration of Hello Kitty riding a pony, adding a cute touch to the illumination of the room.
Four Hello Kitty rooms opened at Keio Plaza Hotel Tama on November 1, 2014 to commemorate the 40th birthday of Hello Kitty. Since the room conversion, the occupancy rate has skyrocketed by 70%. Now, two My Melody rooms and two Little Twin Stars-themed rooms are set to join the fray.
To stay here even one night would be an unforgettable experience be sure to check out out these cute rooms for yourself♡
Hello Kitty Rooms
Room Size: 26m² / 4 Twin Rooms (Can accommodate 3 people if requested)
Bed Size: 120 cm x 203 cm
Cost: From ￥17,000 (Cost for one room, two people, breakfast & Hello Kitty cake plan ー service fee & tax included)
Room-Only Fee: From ¥14,500 (Cost for one room, two people ー service fee & tax included)
Keio Plaza Hotel Tama Official Website: https://www.keioplaza.co.jp/tama/
Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary Celebrates During Hilton’s 100th Anniversary
Hilton Osaka will celebrate both the 100th anniversary of Hilton and 45th anniversary of Hello Kitty from May 31 to August 31 this year at the hotel’s Folk Kitchen on the second floor.
Hilton is credited with starting the dessert buffet trend in Japan. Their dessert buffets enjoy a surge in popularity every single year with a line-up of unique and Instagrammable delectables. To celebrate Hilton’s 100th anniversary, the theme of this year’s dessert buffet is Hello Kitty dressing up smart to stop by the hotel. 25 different desserts can be tucked into, all inspired by fashion from cosmetics to jewellery, bags and beyond.
Bright Red Hello Kitty Bag Cake
Hilton Osaka’s pastry chef Hyakuda is no short of ideas, and that’s proven with this cake that is shaped into a Hello Kitty bag. This cute creation includes a chocolate Hello Kitty charm while the cake itself is a luxurious combination of chocolate and cherry compote.
Hello Kitty Peach Cream Cake
The pink and white cream that adorn this cake is what grabs your initial gaze. The refreshing cream sits on top of melt-in-the-mouth sponge which is filled with a peach compote. Hello Kitty also hides amongst the decorative chocolate.
The “Ruby Rouge Mousse” is made with ruby chocolate, a variety of chocolate that was introduced in 2017 as the 4th main type of chocolate alongside milk, white and dark. The ruby colour of the cocoa beans is completely natural. They have an exquisite sour flavour. The chocolate is mixed with fruits like guava and passion fruit.
Other desserts in the line-up include a selection made with summer fruits including the colourful macarons, refreshing melon and grape blancmange, mango pudding, Peach Melba and more.
The “Diamond Fruits Jelly” looks like a sparkly jewellery box while the “Eyeshadow Palette Tart” is inspired by a cosmetic palette. There are also some light meals such as an open pizza made from a crunchy baguette and rich cheese, corn soup, a potato salad with Hello Kitty hidden inside, and more.
You won’t be short of Instagram material with this dessert buffet. There will even be a Hello Kitty makeup room photo spot for you to snap a commemorative picture. Enter the fashionable world of Hello Kitty at Hilton Osaka this summer!
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Fashionable Hello Kitty Dessert Buffet
Location: Folk Kitchen, Hilton Osaka Floor 2F
Running: Everyday from May 31, 2019 – August 31, 2019
Time: Weekdays 15:00-16:30 / Weekends (2 Slots) 14:30-16:00, 16:30-18:00
Price: Weekdays – Adults ¥3,900, Children (4-11 years) ¥1,950 / Weekends Adults ¥4,200, Children (4-11 years) ¥2,100
*7 drinks to choose from including tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Prices do not include consumption tax or service charge.
Event Page: https://www.hiltonosaka.com/plans/restaurants/sweets/folkkitchen_1905
Hilton Official Website: www.hilton.com
Hello Kitty cafe with 45th anniversary menu to open for a limited time at Seibu Ikebukuro!
19.April.2019 | FOOD
This year will mark the 45th anniversary for Hello Kitty; one of Sanrio’s most popular characters! To celebrate, a Hello Kitty cafe will run from Thursday 25th April ー Sunday 7th July 2019. The cafe will open at Dining Park Ikebukuro, which is on the 8th floor of Seibu Ikebukuro main store, close to the east exit of Ikebukuro station.
The cafe will sell cute desserts that tickle your heart and hearty meals that will satisfy your stomach as well as your heart! This is your chance to enjoy a menu that is overflowing with originality!
Hello Kitty peeping out from taco rice ¥1,690 (price includes tax)
The taco rice dish features Hello Kitty wearing a tiara. She is peeping out from a cup surrounded by lettuce and taco meat. The meal is topped with bright tomato sauce, diced avocado and cheese! Finally, there are some taco chips set into the taco meat. Mix the mince with the Hello Kitty rice to enjoy your meal! Don’t forget to look out for the mini apple made from a mini tomato and mint leaf!
Hello Kitty tomato cream pasta ¥1,590 (price includes tax)
This is pasta mixed with tomato cream sauce and spread over a plate. It is then topped with cream cheese sauce and garnished with a large piece of bread with Hello Kitty’s face on it! Beetroot is used for the colouring. There is also an apple made from mash potato salad. The dish comes as a set accompanied by mushroom soup to make for a filling meal.
Hello Kitty cup trifle ¥1,290 (price includes tax)
Blue curaçao panna cotta, sponge cake, and strawberry sauce with mixed berries make the three layers of the trifle. Whipped cream is spread over the top of the cup and then garnished with a marshmallow Hello Kitty holding a heart made from a strawberry. This is the perfect dessert to celebrate the anniversary!
Hello Kitty tapioca gradation drink ¥890 (price includes tax)
Enjoy a gradation of tasty colours created by pink strawberry yoghurt, blue curaçao yoghurt and white whipped cream! This cute tapioca drink combines the acidity of the yoghurt with the chewy texture of the tapioca. You also just cannot miss the cafe-limited design on the cup which features the 45th-anniversary celebration of Hello Kitty and other popular characters!
There will also be a range of 45th-anniversary Hello Kitty merchandise available!
This is your chance to enjoy the countless number of goods, foods and drinks that are carefully crafted for maximum Hello Kitty goodness!
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Hello Kitty Cafe Ikebukuro
Address: ：Gourmet stadium II, Seibu Ikebukuro 8th floor (1-28-1, Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo
Running: Thurs 25/04 ー Sun 07/07 2019
Opening hours: 11:00 ー 23:00 (Open from 10:30 on Sat, Sun & national holidays)
※Last orders: food: 21:30, drinks:22:00
No regular closing days. Closing days subject to Seibu Ikebukuro closing times.
TEL：03-5949-5675 (dial in number)
Sanrio character cafe official website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/special/chara-cafe/
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Hello Kitty No-Bake Cheesecake
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this recipe you’ll learn how to make a no-bake cheesecake by simply combining and mixing! This easy recipe can be followed by anyone and can be easily changed into a character cake of your choosing. Chocolate plates are hard to make but if you follow these steps you’ll be able to make your own in no time!
200g cream cheese
200g fresh cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
20 crackers (I used Ritz crackers)
50g unsalted butter
・Add 5 tbsp water into the gelatin. Head it in the microwave for 40 seconds before combining with the cream cheese.
・Melt the unsalted butter in the microwave
・Let the cream cheese come to room temperature and then wrap the bowl in cling film before leaving to soften in the microwave.
①Blitz 10 crackers in a food processor and then pour in your melted unsalted butter. Add the other 10 crackers and blitz again.
Add the mix into a cake tin. Wrap a potato masher in cling film like the photo below and press the mix.
*By pressing multiple times with force at this stage it will prevent the biscuit from breaking later when the cake is cooked.
①Blitz the cream cheese and sugar in the food processor to combine.
②Transfer the combined cream cheese and sugar into a bowl and add the lemon juice, fresh cream and the microwaved gelatin.
③Once fully mixed pour it on top of your cracker in the cake tin. Put into the refrigerator to fully cool and solidify. Your no-bake cheesecake is done!
Next we need to draw Hello Kitty’s face. I made a video so check that out below too.
1: Get a picture of Hello Kitty (or character of your choice) and affix see-through baking paper on top with sellotape.
2: Trace the lines of the picture with a chocolate pen that has been warmed.
*The fatter your lines the less likely it is to break when you put it on the cake.
3: Once you’ve finished drawing, place it into the refrigerator to harden. Once both the cheesecake and chocolate have cooled you can begin decorating.
4: Place the hardened chocolate on top of the cheesecake.
*Don’t worry if your chocolate breaks a little when putting it on top. You can join the broken lines back up once you’ve placed it on so nobody will know.
5: Once the framework is on add the eyes and nose making sure to check the sizes and balance. Finally, fill in the ribbon and clothing with either strawberry sauce or strawberry jam that has been mixed with a bit of water.
And you’re done!
Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡
I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡
You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27
Cast Your Votes For Your Favourite Sanrio Character in the 2019 Sanrio Awards
12.April.2019 | SPOT
Sanrio has opened votes for the 2019 Sanrio Character Awards which is set to run from April 10 to May 27th. An additional category has also been added for 28 characters that have collaborated with other companies and regional municipalities.
The Sanrio Character Awards were first held in Sanrio’s monthly paper Ichigo Shinbun in 1986. This year marks their 34th run. Voting are open for 48 days up until May 27 with winners set to be announced at Sanrio Puroland on June 4. Eighty of Sanrio’s 450+ characters are participating this year.
2018 Sanrio Character Award Winners
Who will be the winner this year? Will it be Hello Kitty who is celebrating her 45th anniversary this year? Will Cinnamoroll take home the crown for the third year in a row? Will YOSHIKITTY bump up the list this year, the character made in collaboration with X Japan’s Yoshiki?
This year Sanrio are looking for characters who will best represent the start of Japan’s new Reiwa era and who can deliver new kinds of ‘kawaii.’ During the voting period characters will take to social media and appear at events around Japan to showcase the kawaii of a new era.
A whopping total of 365,416 votes were cast on the first day (April 10). The ranking thus far can be seen in the picture above and is as follows:
1st Place – Cinnamoroll
2nd Place – Pompompurin
3rd Place – Hello Kitty
4th Place – Pochacco
5th Place – My Melody
6th Place – Little Twin Stars
7th Place – Kuromi
8th Place – Tuxedo Sam
9th Place – Gudetama
10th Place – Kero Kero Keroppi
Who will you be voting for?
2019 Sanrio Character Awards
①Voting: April 10, 2019 – May 27, 2019
②First Day Announcement: April 11, 2019
③Second Announcement: May 9, 2019
④Final Winner Announcement: June 4, 2019 at Sanrio Puroland at 11:00am (JST)
Enquiries: email@example.com (Sanrio Character Awards Office)
*Enquiries taken in Japanese only
Official Website: https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp
Soft and Adorable yoshikitty Pastel Moon Plushies Available for Preorder
13.May.2022 | FASHION
Yoshikitty, a character formed in collaboration between Hello Kitty and rock legend YOSHIKI, is being featured in an adorable new collection! Items in the Moon Pastel collection are now available to preorder at the Asunaro Online Store and the yoshikitty Online Shop.
Yoshikitty first debuted in 2009 as a collaboration between YOSHIKI of X JAPAN and Sanrio’s popular character Hello Kitty. These new plushies were inspired by YOSHIKI’s hairstyle when he first debuted and his classic purple eyeshadow.
Since the character’s creation, over 10 different designs have been released. The Pastel Moon Series is a first, showing a different side to the usual grungy rock ‘n roll vibe. No one expected a fluffy unicorn yoshikitty with such soft colors!
Medium Plush : ¥5,800 (Tax Included) / Large Plushie: ¥8,800 (Tax Included)
Colorful Charm (Chain not included) : ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
The collection includes two plush toys, a mascot keychain, a colorful charm, and two reusable bags. Will you be snagging anything?
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Flower Miffy Juice Garden in Asakusa Offering Limited-Time Drink Perfect for Early Summer
Flower Miffy Juice Garden, a drink stand inspired by Flower Miffy, a florist version of the Dutch character Miffy, has begun selling the perfect drink for the early summer weather. The Marguerite Cream Soda is on sale now at the Asakusa location.
Marguerite Cream Soda
Flower Miffy Glass Vase Flower Frame
The Marguerite Cream Soda features refreshing lemon soda topped with sliced lemon, thick vanilla ice cream, a Miffy cookie and a marguerite flower. Visitors can also find a special Miffy glass vase at the Asakusa store for a limited time, perfect for displaying flowers at home.
Come enjoy shopping for Miffy goods while sipping a refreshing beverage this summer!
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Flower Miffy Juice Garden
Address: Flower Miffy Juice Garden Asakusa
Limited Time Beverage: Marguerite Cream Soda
Available starting April 28, 2022
Official Site: https://www.benelic-flower.com
YOSHIKI x Hello Kitty Goods Now Available at the Yoshikitty Online Shop
22.April.2022 | FASHION
Yoshikitty, a character formed in collaboration between Hello Kitty and rock legend YOSHIKI, now has an online shop!
Yoshikitty first debuted in 2009 as a collaboration between YOSHIKI of X JAPAN and Sanrio’s popular character Hello Kitty. The character’s first goods collection sold out immediately, with additional items also selling out online the same day. Yoshikitty’s popularity isn’t limited only to Japan, with global fans also anxious to snag some of this sought-after merchandise.
Since 2015, Yoshikitty has been nominated for the Sanrio Character Awards, rising in popularity year after year and keeping up with other beloved Sanrio personalities.
To commemorate the eighth consecutive year of her appearance in the Sanrio Character Awards, the Yoshikitty Online Shop has opened its doors. Fans can now purchase a number of exclusive items whenever they please!
Opening Announcement Video
Pouch (3 colors: Purple, Red, Blue): ¥2,600 each (Tax Included)
Cushion (3 colors: Purple, Red, Gray): ¥4,400 each (Tax Included)
To celebrate the shop’s opening, a new collection of lace goods is on sale now, featuring the character alongside roses and musical notes in elegant black lace. Items available include pouches, tote bags, and plenty of other goods perfect for both everyday use and formal occasions.
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Yoshikitty Online Shop
Website Now Open
Website URL: https://www.yoshikitty.shop/
Hello Kitty and the United Nations Reveal New Collaborative Products
07.April.2022 | FASHION
Sanrio has announced the Hello Kitty SDG series of products, scheduled to release on March 25, 2022. The designs for the series were developed in collaboration with the United Nations with the aim of spreading knowledge about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout the world. These items will be available at Sanrio stores, in department stores, and online.
The Hello Kitty SDGs series features a lineup of goods made from environmentally friendly materials. These items are perfect for daily use, and all were designed to raise awareness of SDGs and the global environment with Hello Kitty in the office, at school, and at home.
Merchandise at a Glance
Tote Bag: ¥2,750
Each Tote Bag is made of 100% organic cotton canvas.
Clear Folder: ¥594
Made of recycled polypropylene.
Each mug is made of recyclable materials.
Neck Strap: ¥1,980
Recycled PET bottles were used to create this product.
In September 2018, Hello Kitty launched her own YouTube channel to promote peace and harmony around the world.
As of March 16, Hello Kitty has uploaded 27 videos, so be sure to watch them all!
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Hello Kitty SDGs
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Where to Buy: Sanrio Shops Nationwide, Department Store Sanrio Corners, Sanrio Online Shop
Hello Kitty Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyof-1Ko_jy2sOtivyTpc4Q
New Merchandise Now Available from the Hello Kitty Museum Art Collection
01.April.2022 | FASHION
New items from the Hello Kitty Museum Art Collection, a series in which Sanrio’s popular character Hello Kitty collaborates with a number of classic masterpieces, are now available at the Asunarosha Online Shop!
Hello Kitty Reimagined in 7 Iconic Paintings
・The Scream – Edvard Munch
・Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci
・The Milkmaid – Johannes Vermeer
・The Fifer – Edouard Manet
・Woman with a Parasol – Claude Monet
・Portrait of Mademoiselle Irene Cahen d’Anvers – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
・The Green Dancer – Edgar Degas
Sliding Puzzle (3 varieties)
Picture Frame Magnets (5 varieties)
Stickers (7 varieties)
Mini Mascot Stickers
Scratch Art (Pack of 10)
The Hello Kitty Museum Art Collection transforms Hello Kitty into famous masterpieces that everyone has seen before. The first collaboration in 2013 saw the popular character in Edvard Munch’s The Scream and was a massive hit! Which piece of art is your favorite?
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Cotomono Marche Collaborates with Sanrio Characters for New Jewelry Collection
12.March.2022 | FASHION
Cotomono Marche’s original brand ‘BUTTON&CUFFLINKS’ has released a selection of earrings and brooches inspired by popular Sanrio characters! These are available online and at select Cotomono Marche stores.
The accessories are inspired by Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, My Melody, Kuromi, and Little Twin Stars, and are perfect for Sanrio fans of any age.
Earrings: ¥2,750 (Tax Included) / Brooch: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Hello Kitty debuted in 1974 and continues to captivate fans around the world. The character peeking out from behind an apple is an original design for the collaboration.
Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll have been transformed into adorable accessories, while My Melody and Kuromi are featured in two different color palettes: seasonal pastel or vivid.
The Little Twin Stars accessories are perfect for wearing with a friend, with a different character on each ear!
Buttons & Cufflinks Sanrio Character Mini Accessories
Release Date: February 11, 2022
Where to Buy: 26 Cotomono Marche stores nationwide, Limited-Time Shop, Online Store
Online Shop: https://cotomono.official.ec
Hello Kitty Releases Collaboration Video with YouTube’s Most-Watched Cat Mochimaru
On February 22, Hello Kitty released her first collaboration video with the popular YouTube channel Mochimaru Diary, which currently has over 1.6 million subscribers!
Mochimaru Diary follows the uneventful life of Mochimaru, a Scottish Fold, whose life is documented by his owner. The collaboration was planned as a celebration of Cat Day, which takes place in Japan on February 22.
In the video, Hello Kitty talks passionately about the 10 most adorable things about Mochimaru. Be sure to give it a watch!
Hello Kitty is a Mega-fan?! Video Highlights and Screencaps
Comment from Hello Kitty
I’ve been such a big fan of Mochimaru for so long, I can’t believe we finally get to collab~
We had a super happy day talking about all the things Mochi likes!
I’m a little embarrassed to be THIS excited, but I’m just so happy to bring everyone this video for Cat Day!
Give it a watch for me! ♡
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Hello Kitty’s Official YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCyof-1Ko_jy2sOtivyTpc4Q
Resi Stay The Hotel Kyoto Opens Hello Kitty-Themed Room
18.February.2022 | SPOT
Japanese hotel chain Resi Stay is known for having some stylish rooms. After a Hello Kitty-themed room opened at the hotel’s Kyoto Nishiki branch, Resi Stay The Hotel Kyoto in the center of the city has now opened a brand-new Hello Kitty room!
The new concept room combines the cuteness of the Sanrio character with traditional Japanese elements like sliding doors and paper screens. Made to look like a Kyoto teahouse, guests also won’t leave empty-handed–those reserving the room will get a free Hello Kitty tote bag, mask, hand sanitizer, and mask case.
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Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll Collaborate with Pringles for the First Time
Sanrio characters Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll are collaborating with the potato chip brand Pringles, which are sold in over 140 countries around the world. The new products were made just in time for White Day, and are currently available for purchase on the Sanrio Online Shop, at Sanrio stores nationwide, and at Sanrio corners in major department stores.
Pringles and Plushie
Pringles Pen Holder
Pringles Drawstring Bag
Pringles Mini Tote Bag
The two popular Sanrio characters are sporting fake mustaches to look like Mister P. These gifts are paired with the popular snack and are perfect not only for White Day, but just to give to a friend for fun! The Pringles & Plushie sets come with detachable fake mustaches for the stuffed animals as well.
The Pringles paired with Hello Kitty is the traditional salty flavor, while Cinnamoroll is in charge of Sour Cream & Onion.
Hello Kitty & Cinnamoroll Pringles Collaboration
Available Now at the Sanrio Online Shop, Department Store Sanrio Corners, and other shops offering Sanrio products.
Main Store: https://shop.sanrio.co.jp/
PayPay Mall: https://paypaymall.yahoo.co.jp/store/sanrio/top/
Asakusa Hanayashiki and the TV animation Gintama announces Details of the Collaboration Event
The amusement park Asakusa Hanayashiki will hold a collaboration event with the TV anime Gintama titled Gintama Festival from December 20, 2021 to January 16, 2022.
Mission clear bonus acrylic coasters (4 types/randomly distributed).
Original Merchandise (example)
Reward for ordering original food: one original coaster (10 types/randomly distributed).
The lineup for the Gintama Festival includes sales of event-exclusive original merchandise, a riddle solving rally, and collaboration food. In addition, the special ticket, an advance ticket with special offers that will make the event even more enjoyable, will be available for purchase.
Please look forward to this special event that Gintama fans can enjoy to the fullest.
Running: From December 20 until January 16, 2022.
Closed on January 11 and 12.
Where: Asakusa Hanayashiki.
Opening Hours: 10:00～18:00 (Subject to weather conditions).
*Opening hours for January 10 to 14, 2022: 10:00-17:00.
*Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
Mario, Pokemon, and Other Iconic Characters Dance Together at USJ’s New Parade for Spring 2022
26.October.2021 | SPOT
After a year on hiatus, Universal Studios Japan will be bringing back the daytime parade with the ‘NO LIMIT! PARADE,’ scheduled to be held for a year starting in Spring 2022.
The ‘NO LIMIT! PARADE’ is like a dance party, unifying each guest as one with the power of dance. The energetic entertainment turns everybody into “the protagonist.”
In addition to well-known
park characters like the Minions and Hello Kitty, Mario and his Nintendo friends will also be joining the parade from their home in the super popular Super Nintendo World™, bringing some Pokémon buddies along for the ride. The various worlds will collide to a range of party tracks, from 60’s rock to modern EDM, with each character performing a representative dance.
By dancing with these iconic characters and entertainers, everybody can become “The Protagonist” – young or old! The grand finale of each parade truly pushes the meaning of NO LIMITS, with production exceeding all expectations. Each visitor will feel their mind and body growing “Super Energetic” from all the fun with this all-new entertainment experience!
Become one with the all-star cast at the ‘NO LIMIT! PARADE!’
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Hello Kitty and Cosmetics Company Shu Uemura Release Holiday Collection
23.October.2021 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura is releasing two new holiday collections in collaboration with beloved Sanrio character Hello Kitty! The first collection, featuring twelve items, will go on sale on November 1, 2021, and the second collection, featuring four items, will be available on November 15, 2021. Only limited quantities will be available. Preorders are now available on the official online store. Certain products will also be available at Sanrioworld GINZA 1F starting October 30 to celebrate the new collaboration.
Bold, edgy, and chic makeup looks
Rich Collection Lineup
1st Collection Lineup
Rock the Party Palette (6 limited-time colors/ 4 existing colors): ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Discogram Eye Palette (6 limited-time colors): ¥7,150 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Disco Glitz Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Satin Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Lacquer Shine Lipstick (1 limited-time color/1 existing color): ¥3,740 (Tax Included)
Unlimited Cream Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Ulim8∞Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (Limited-time packaging) 450ml: ¥12,650 (Tax Included) / 150ml: ¥5,060 (Tax Included)
Limited-Time Channel Goods
*Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
Unlimited Satin Lipstick VIP Auburn: ¥4,070 (Tax Included)
Hard Formula 9 Seal Brown: ¥2,860 (Tax Included)
Rock the Party Premium Makeup Box: ¥35,200 (Tax Included)
Rock the Party Mini Lipstick Set: ¥7,150 (Tax Included)
*Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
The new collaborative collection is inspired by Tokyo nightlife and is perfect for creating both a glamorous rock ‘n roll look or something more soft and sweet. A number of new shades of eyeshadow and lipstick appear in this holiday collection, so why not snag some of these high-quality goods before they’re gone?
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shu uemura x Hello Kitty 1st Collection
Limited-Time Release Starting November 1, 2021 / 12 Items Total
Preorders Begin October 15, 2021
Limited-Time Release Starting November 15, 2021 / 4 Items Total
Preorders Begin November 8, 2021
Where to Buy:
Shu Uemura Locations Nationwide and Online / Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques
Official Site: https://www.shuuemura.jp