Kawaii Hello Kitty stuff…

Miss Kitty White sure is a popular girl here in the UK, and recently I’ve been spotting her everywhere! Here are a few places I’ve caught Kitty-chan recently…

She was in the window of the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Covent Garden, and I have to confess I was tempted to build a Kitty!

Hello Kitty Build a Bear

Hello Kitty Build a Bear

Hello Kitty Build a Bear

Hello Kitty Build a Bear

Hello Kitty Build a Bear

Hello Kitty Build a Bear

Hello Kitty Build a Bear

Aren’t they cute? According to the Build-A-Bear Workshop website, a plain Hello Kitty doll costs £18. However, I expect the building of a Kitty could really add up once you buy all the clothes and accessories. Perhaps one to save for that lottery win! 😉

I also spotted Kitty hanging around outside a card shop in Charring Cross Station one night…

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You’ve got to love this British trio:

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At my local Japanese supermarket, Atariya, I found these Hello Kitty Hina Matsuri snacks. Hina Matsuri is also known as ‘Doll’s Day’ or ‘Girl’s Day’ and is celebrated on 3rd March.

Hello Kitty Hina Matsuri snacks

Also, I was given a box of Hello Kitty Jelly Belly jelly beans:

Hello Kitty Jelly Belly jelly beans

All the beans inside are pink, and very, very sweet!

Hello Kitty Jelly Belly jelly beans

As much as I love Miss Kitty White, I do wish Rilakkuma was as popular in the UK as she is (he’ll always be my favourite). Over the last few years Hello Kitty has become much more popular in the UK than she used to be, and it seems like now you can’t go anywhere without bumping into her. I guess you could say she’s Japan’s greatest export, or certainly the cutest anyway! 😉

8 thoughts on “Kawaii Hello Kitty stuff…

  1. You kind of get blind in terms of Hello Kitty when you live in Japan for a long time.
    Didn’t you experience that as well?
    Ok, I guess it depends. If you’re a fan, you’ll be super happy! ^^
    I’m not really a Hello Kitty fan, but I have to admit that I have a few items. *g*

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    • Yeah, that’s totally true! I started to appreciate other characters much more. I also didn’t realise it was perhaps a little odd for someone in their late 20s/early 30s to like characters so much! Haha! I still prefer Rilakkuma, but I do have quite a bit of Kitty stuff… o(≧▽≦)o

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