Nowadays, Hello Kitty is loved not only in Japan, but also all over the world.There are all kinds of goods like stuffed animals, stationary and keychains that attract all generations of people. Did you know there are even Hello Kitty collaborations with local cities, prefectures and shrines all over Japan ?
This local Hello Kitty is a standard souvenir in Japan. You can find them at every famous sightseeing spot in Japan, and even a few not so famous ones.
They are usually limited to only that region, so you have to visit there to get them. That makes them more special and attracts collectors.
I would like to introduce a few cute local Hello Kitty goods.
How many can you collect?
Mt. Fuji Kitty
Mt. Fuji is one of the most famous and popular sightseeing spots in Japan.This Mt. Fuji Kitty is only found in Shizuoka prefecture or Yamanashi prefecture, where Mt. Fuji is located. They come in many different colors, including a red one which shows the color of Mt. Fuji as the sun sets.
Tokyo Tower Kitty
This is only sold in Tokyo Tower. If you look carefully, Kitty’s ears are hidden! It might be a very rare Kitty.
This Daibutsu Kitty is limited only to Kamakura. Kitty sitting on Daibutsu’s laps looks so cute, right?
The center of Japanese politics, Nagata-cho, Tokyo. Here is Kitty showing her support at the Diet Building. I’m not sure whether it is cute or not anymore, but I’m sure it will be a good memory!
Sea urchin Kitty
This sea urchin Kitty is from Hokkaido, which is famous for delicious seafood.
She still looks cute even if she wears sea urchin!
This Maiko Kitty is sold only in Kyoto. There are a lot of varieties, each wearing different colors and patterns of Kimono.
Why don’t you buy one when you visit Kyoto?
Chigasaki/Shonan Tanned Kitty
There are many popular beaches in Kanagawa, like Chigasaki or Shonan Beach. Kitty wears a cute swim suit and got tanned!
As you have seen, there are many kinds of local Hello Kitty goods all over Japan. They are very cute and popular among people, but sometimes we can find good that make you say ‘Why would they make something like this…?’. There are Kitties which no longer look like Kitty anymore… I would like to introduce some funny Kitties now.
Kiwi fruit Kitty/Kagawa prepfecture
Yatsuhashi Kitty／Kyoto prefecture
Candle Kitty／Mie prefecture
Oyaki Kitty／Nagano prefecture