Hello Kitty Cafe in Korea | Hello Kitty is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, first designed by Yuko Shimizu. Hello Kitty is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow. The character is a staple of the kawaii (cute) segment of Japanese popular culture. The Hello Kitty trademark has spread globally and for that, in 2003, Sanrio earned over $1 billion annually in sales outside of Japan. Hello Kitty was originally aimed at pre-adolescent females. Hello Kitty’s market has broadened to include grown up consumers. She can be found on a variety of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and high-end consumer products. Now that it has become so popular, there is even a cafe with Hello Kitty theme in Korea and Japan.
Stepping inside this cafe will give one a soothing vibe that was comfortable and peaceful. It is pink overload, nevertheless the ambiance was set perfectly for a nice conversation over a cup of coffee with your friends.
As Korean are famous with their tradition of having elegant chat in a coffee house or even a restaurant, the Koreans are keeping this elegant chat in business. Cushions of cuteness, twee-flavored coffee, waffles, splashed and sprayed with Hello Kitty theme is all what is expected to be found in this cafe.
All this is combined with a pink walls, Hello Kitty memorabilia, which will make the guest of mostly kawaii Korean girls and even families and tourists feel so comfy and as if they are in a cartoon world even for a while. It will indeed be an unforgetable visit.