Hello Kitty Land

8 Jul

Sanrio is the company that created Hello Kitty. And lots of other characters too, but no one ever remembers them, so Sanrio Puroland is all about Hello Kitty.

It’s utterly bizarre. The entire place is in a basement, and because of restrictions on using electricity in Japan at the moment, it was very gloomy. And full of singing giant plush bakery goods with faces.

I think the highlight was probably the live show of The Wizard of Oz, with Kitty in the Dorothy role. Kitty kills the junk-food-loving Witch of the West by feeding her a strawberry mobile phone. The finale was a song and dance routine involving the whole cast in ballroom dancing outfits reminiscent of that comedy film about the nazis. Imagine giant cats in sequins doing high kicks on stairs.

Eve was in heaven, Ned asked to leave every five minutes and Dickon was scared. I kind of know how he felt.

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4 Responses to “Hello Kitty Land”

  1. Millie Regan 08/07/2011 at 2:54 am #

    That is hilarious, think I would have run away screaming!!xx

  2. Mummy Mania 08/07/2011 at 8:42 am #

    That’ why we travel – to scratch our heads at times! Sounds hilarious!

  3. Laura 08/07/2011 at 11:47 am #

    When I saw this title I thought … “OH my 7 year old would love this”. It sounds scary!

  4. find a au pair 08/07/2011 at 1:49 pm #

    OMG…i love hello kitty so much…hope i could come there one day…u are so lucky!!

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