Sanrio

Have a Cuteness Overload at the PomPomPurin Cafe in Japan!

Who is Pom Pom Purin? You have heard about Hello Kitty and My Melody, but do you know about this unbearably adorable character? This is Pom Pom Purin. Like the infamous Hello Kitty and My Melody, Pom Pom Purin is also a part of the Sanrio family. Here are a few fun facts about Pom…

Become a Sanrio Character with Chanrio Maker!

Everyone loves Sanrio! Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, and all of their friends. Hey, who doesn’t need a little cuteness in their life? Thanks to this amazing website, Chanrio Maker*Automatic translation, you can make your own characters or avatars, and save them to your PC or smartphone. Use them to make pictures of yourself, flattering or…

Japanese Toy Store Kiddyland: 5 Unique Experiences You can’t Get Anywhere Else

Are you on the last leg of your Japan trip but can’t seem to figure out the perfect souvenirs for your friends and family? Or maybe you just adore kawaii Japanese characters and fine-quality products? Well, there is a place just for you, a place of wonder and imagination, of nostalgia and innovation. If you’re…

My Melody, Sanrio’s Iconic Rabbit Character

Who’s that rabbit who always wears a pink or a red hood that covers her ears? Indeed, she’s My Melody from Sanrio Company. She is one of my favorites! Almost as popular as Hello Kitty, many children and adults around the world love her for her cute and cuddly nature. Let’s get to know her…

The Hello Kitty Project: Japan Sends Hello Kitty to Outer Space!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The most popular Sanrio character, Hello Kitty, has just been dispatched into outer space! This is an effort to demonstrate the country’s progressing economic and technological industry as headed by the current prime minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe. What is the Hello Kitty Project? View this post on…

Rilakkuma’s Forgotten Brothers and Sisters

You do not need to be a character freak to know Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma. They are everywhere, and the companies behind them are eagerly fighting for a market share. Hello Kitty’s Sanrio has already won the hearts of many Japanese and non-Japanese with characters like “Little Twin Stars”, “My Melody” and more modern ones…

Kero Kero Keroppi: the Famous Japanese Frog-Boy

Do you know this emerald-green frog? He is one of Sanrio’s creations. Originally made in the 1980’s in Japan, Kero Kero Keroppi gradually became popular. This character was rated the most popular in Japan in the 1990’s. 私は風呂ないんだよ… pic.twitter.com/InJF4iMNv0 — けろけろけろっぴ【公式】 (@KeRoKeRo_piiiii) February 21, 2015 Name Origin In Japan, frogs are said to produce a…