Hello Kitty carrying case?

Seeing a cat carrying case left by the road was surprising in itself. Even more unexpected, however, was finding a phenomenally famous feline inside it.

Hello Kitty carrying case

And despite its lack of features, it somehow managed to look suitably forlorn.

Hello Kitty carrying case

Hello Kitty chords

Prior to becoming a way-before-Bono benefactor, musician Bob Geldof once famously said that, “Most people get into bands for three very simple rock and roll reasons: to get laid, to get fame, and to get rich.”

A statement that may or indeed may not be true, although at least in relation to the former, even a man with the most meagre amount of musical ability can now pluck himself an absolute plethora of pussy.

Hello Kitty guitar

Provided of course he’s willing to purchase it.

Hello Kitty guitar

Japanese love doll love-in?

With the prices for state-of-the-art Japanese love dolls being almost as preposterous as some of their appendages, it’s perhaps not surprising that rental services, or even love doll love hotels, are popping up all over the place.

A business model that, in the long run at least, not only cuts down on staff costs, but also accommodation, although seeing Hello Kitty making the switch from merchandise to madam is mildly mind-blowing.

Japanese love dolls

Maybe.

(image via Neta)

Hello Kitty collection

With countless Japanese shops crammed with more Hello Kitty crap than anyone could (surely) ever hope to purchase,

Japanese Hello Kitty goods

or indeed pay for,

Japanese Hello Kitty goods

it arguably makes perfect sense then that among the belts and even bog roll, is a bank.

Hello Kitty bank

However, this particular pussy repository apparently has very tight restrictions; with well-timed withdrawals the preferred procedure, and deposits almost definitely deemed out of the question.

Hello Kitty help

In a bid to maintain its position as the premier purveyor of featureless feline fashion, Hello Kitty manufacturer, Sanrio, appears to have set itself the goal of emblazoning everything known to man with its all-conquering cat.

A practice that admittedly has worked wonders up to now, although there have been some far from reassuring rumbles of late, with the likes of the product pictured below causing some to suggest that the company has begun to poke its fingers into provinces that are patently inappropriate.

Hello Kitty toilet paper

This previously unmentionable matter resulting in the once untouchable Japanese giant suffering some merciless muckraking, and even becoming the butt of some business-related jokes.

Plus, due to the currently far from stable financial climate, some analysts have gone so far as to suggest that the corporation could conceivably go bottoms up, although privately this has been poo-pooed by many.

Disney’s delicious delectables?

Disney, and in particular its maddening little mouse, have a preposterously powerful grip on the Japanese psyche, with Tokyo Disneyland being the most visited theme park in the world. The mindboggling number of visitors almost allowing somebody to be singled out as a weirdo if they haven’t been welcomed into the magic kingdom at least once.

And then there’s the merchandise, which covers everything from t-shirts to, erm, tomatoes. Yes, after festooning every feasible object with cute little characters, Disney has now deemed it necessary to devour the dinner table.

Disney tomatoes

There again, with Hello Kitty happily hawking sausages, then why not?

Hello Kitty sausages