Sorry, You Can't Worship Hello Kitty Anymore

Hello Kitty is more than a cartoon cat. She's a cultural institution. No wonder, then, that the character was recently enshrined in a Shinto shrine, which is located in Kofu, Japan.


Bad news, however, if you were planning on making alms in front of the enshrined Kitty-chan. The iconic cat has since been removed, only … » 1/31/13 6:00am 1/31/13 6:00am

My Uncomfortable Lunch At The Hello Kitty Dreams Restaurant

I like the color pink, and I'm not ashamed to say it. I wear pink shirts, I have a pair of pink boxers and a few pairs of socks that accidentally became pink but nothing could've prepared me for my lunch at the Hello Kitty Dreams Restaurant. It was an overload of pink.


A few of my friends and I have been interested… » 10/15/12 6:00am 10/15/12 6:00am

Man Gets Hello Kitty Haircut To Amuse His Father

When your loved ones are down, you'll do anything to cheer them up and make them laugh. For 50 year-old Hu Han-yan, getting his father's spirits up meant one thing: a Hello Kitty haircut.

According to Taiwan's TTV News, the man's 84 year-old father was feeling ill before the spring festival. Hu, a successful… » 2/14/12 5:00am 2/14/12 5:00am

Can Anyone Replace Hello Kitty?

In 1975, a coin purse featuring an expressionless cat with its head turned sideways and sitting next to a fish bowl went on sale in Japan. The company was Sanrio. The designer was Yuko Yamaguchi. The cat became known as "Kitty-chan", and outside Japan as Hello Kitty. Decades later, is the cat still cute? » 7/15/11 2:00am 7/15/11 2:00am