November 01

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The Edible Hello Kitty

I’ve seen Hello Kitty’s face on everything from officially licensed Tokyo buses to obviously unlicensed machine guns, but this is the first time I’ve seen Kitty-chan rendered in…rice. This bento box is one of the items available in the Mitsukoshi department store’s current Hello Kitty promotion. Other tempting Hello Kitty promo items include:

Hello Kitty “dessert vinegar”

Kitty-shaped taiyaki filled with red bean paste

Kitty-chan bento box with more Kitty-chans inside

I wonder if kids in Japan bite off the ears first, just like Easter bunny-devouring kids in America do…

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery seriespublished by Penguin/Intermix.

Published by Penguin/Intermix