Today is Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday, which coincidentally is the birthday of her designer, Yuko Shimizu.
Refer to: After 40 Years, a Look at Hello Kitty's Success — ABC News (Associated Press) Oct. 31, 2014
The 3Yen previously covered Wino Kitty’s drinking problem in…
“Kittypatra” is some sort of Egypto-Japanese Kitty Deity…
In Los Angles, the Japanese American National Museum is holding the exhibitionHello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty featuring the above “Kittypatra” as well as hundreds of more, mixed media works by artists demonstrating Hello Kitty’s dominance over today’s contemporary art scene, ri-i-i-ight.
Learn more about the exhibit at the websites of Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum. ↓
Sanrio has started their new men’s Hello Kitty line of fashion for those not bound by such stereotypes as spelling and grammar.
HELLO KITTY MEN Project Start!
Sanrio Company | Press Release, 2014 Sept 08, Tokyo
Kitty-chan, because it was something of a girl.
For men and humorous afford to be able to without being bound by such stereotypes, while having a sense of fun, and dress in fashionable Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty for men's, its name is also the birth of the “HELLO KITTY MEN” …more...
In rapidly aging Japan, being dead should be a big business but there are a lot of “buts”…
Grave times for Japan tombstone trade
Reuters / September 14, 2014
…The number of deaths each year is expected to increase by 30 percent over the next quarter century.
But more Japanese are choosing to have their ashes scattered at sea or planted under a tree, as these options are cheaper than a gravestone, which is usually the last big splurge for many people at a time of intense caution over the economy.
About 40 per cent of Japanese already have a spot waiting in an ancestral grave, a survey by a tombstone industry group shows, limiting the scope for potential sales.
At the same time, a fifth or more of Japanese would consider alternative, natural burials. Price is one concern.
But for older people, another, larger concern is that with few or no descendants to visit their graves…more...
Yes, the above is a Hello Kitty tombstone—It’s not all that usual for a child’s memorial to have gravestone in a theme of Anpanman, Hello Kitty, or even One Piece…
More via qjphotos.wordpress.com…
Peko-chan* vs Hello Kitty:
There can BE ONLY one.†
*For more information about Peko-chan, refer to:
Peko-chan perpetually six years old is turning 60—Damn, Japanese ladies look young (3Yen / 2009-08-24) & (Wiki).
†“There can BE ONLY one.” is the motto among the immortals in the Highlander film series (Wiki).
The “Syrian Islamic forces total command” aka the Jihadist rebels fighting in the Syrian War have quite a charismatic leader—Hello Kitty.
According to the report in The Independent , Zahran Alloush, the head of Jaysh al-Islam Jihadist rebels, may be a huge fan of Generalissimo H. Kitty or he just stole the Kitty notepad from charity packages or from aid convoys sent to Syria.
Via shop.sanrio.co.jp (Bing Translation follows)….
—In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the birth of Hello Kitty, Super Hello Kitty is released!
This new Hello Kitty Robot swims underwater, runs on land and has flying sky adventures…
☆ Three transformation modes of unheard wonder!
☆ “Hissatsu Waza!” Rocket Punch!
☆ And, a small Hello Kitty graces the cockpit
to the operate the giant mecha robo Super Hello Kitty ”
Here’s a solid gold Hello Kitty that is helping to open the GoldExpo at the Yokohama’s Takashimaya department store just outside Tokyo on May 22nd. This pricey statuette was created to celebrate of Hello Kitty’s fortieth year since her introduction in 1974(Wiki). Price? Kitty costs 17.3 million yen or about $169,716 USD.
Avril Lavigne is Kyary-Pamyu-Pamyu* pandering with her sushi-snack-strutting down the streets of Tokyo in pink-bubblegum pop dampdreams in her new Hello Kitty Weeaboostep music video.
As we always say on the 3Yen, You Can Never Have Enough HELLO KITTY…
Avril’s management is half-assed trying to the pull the video off from Avril Lavigne’s official YouTube site (HuffPost)
but it is still up everywhere and on her website.
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Called the Hello Kitty Diner, here’s the latest offering of the Japan’s iconic cat and the galaxxxy fashion brand.
RT @galaxxxy_mixer Hello Kitty × galaxxxy コラボ♡Hello Kitty Diner http://t.co/VyMqiK0Ubt pic.twitter.com/3aCqXNkyFW 2014mar24
As we always say here on the 3Yen, You-Can-Never-Have-Enough-HELLO-KITTY.