HELLO KITTY SANRIO SHOPS IN TOKYO. SUNSHINE CITY IKEBUKURO SHOPPING CENTER, SANRIO KIDS FESTIVAL.
Hello Kitty hell… or heaven? Sunshine City in Ikebukuro is one of the best places in Tokyo to buy cute character goods (see photos of kawaii stores in this post.) The Sanrio store within has a huge selection of “grown-up” designer Hello Kitty accessories and toys.
I can’t keep up with the latest Sanrio characters… anyone know the name of the rabbit?
In the central atrium, Ikebukuro Sunshine City was hosting a Sanrio event for kids (and adults)…
… ominously called Power of Characters!
You could grab a gift bag, or pick up a Hello Kitty charm for your cell phone.
There were various festival-style games for youngsters, including a “fish the Kitty out of the water” and this bizarre playpen.
This looks a lot like a casino for kids…
Or how about some popcorn, made by Hello Kitty herself?
Hello Kitty — like, dislike? For more, please take a look at my photos of the Sanrio theme park, Puroland, also featured in my Theme Restaurants book. I have maps to Sunshine City and other Ikebukuro hotspots here.
Japanese Word of the Day: Ankisuru = Memorize
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