Do you know what is cuteness beyond tolerance?
When I was in Japan, I made a journey to the cutest town in the world.
Hello Kitty Town.
Yes it exist, yes it’s not a myth. There is a town in Japan called the Hello Kitty Town, and they even build a theme park comprising all the sugar and spices known to man kind in this Theme Park. And I, have to see it with my own eyes.
As I made my left turn after a 3 minute walk from the Tama station, I found myself approaching a rainbow looking structure.
Welcome to Sanrio Puroland. Home of Hello Kitty - the mouthless cat, and her delightful friends – mindless creatures that made no sense at all.
Where all the cuteness in the world gathers, so cute you wanna puke. I’m not kidding.
At first it was all nice and sweet. Adorable even.
The lady at the entrance wearing Hello Kitty imprinted maid costume
Getting in cost you around 3000 yen, for all the rides they will charge you a further 1500 yen. So it’s 4500 yen altogether. That’s around RM135 or USD39.
Inside, you see a lot of the characters from Hello Kitty world patrolling the place for visitors to take photos. Like the villain character Badtz-Maru.
"Muahaha, I got you"
They switch these characters in between periods, but the main character is not where to be seen.
Things inside Puroland resemble that of Disneyland’s; everything is bigger, more colorful, more cartoonised (if that is even a word). Except everything is all Hello Kitty and Pink.
Including the toilet.
Half a Hello kitty head on a female body?
This must be the cutest toilet I have ever seen. Got birds chirping some more
In Hello Kitty Town, and Hello Kitty Theme Park and Hello Kitty World, it would only make sense if I visit the one and only house of the white furry cat.
Pink, why am I not surprised?
I mean, where else in the world can you find another kitty house? There’s a handful of Disneylands around the world, with that a handful of Mickey Mouse houses. BUT, there will always be ONE Hello Kitty house.
As I was queuing up to visit the house (the theme park is packed, even on a weekday), this little girl came trotting pass me with her mom behind.
Awe… so cute.
Cute outfits in Japan, which I have learned, are not limited to just the minors.
Lady at the entrance speaking in Japanese which I don’t understand.
After half an hour of boring queue, it was my turn!
If there ever was a house that I think has TOO MUCH pink in it. It has to be this one.
Peering into Kitty’s wardrobe
Pink Kitty Bed.
…… the kid must be ecstatic about pink.
The furniture, the sofas, kitchen, the dining area, the bathroom, it was all either carved into shapes of kitty heads or painted in pink, or both.
Somehow, I felt out of place here.
Black lady standing in front of a dazzling kitty mirror
Throughout the theme park, you are spoiled with kitty products (that is, if you are a kitty fan).
Erm, I feel like getting one of these.
There’s also kitty food, or food that look like kitty.
Cinnamon Pudding, yum~ (pun intended)
Cinnamon is the cute white bunny looking creature.
All those food are just too cute to be eaten, so I skipped lunch and went straight for Cinnamon stage performance.
This might sound redundant by now, but this is one of the CUTEST performances I have ever sat through.
It was almost torturing. Amusing, but definitely testing my sanity and intelligence.
Ermm.. maybe not all cutesy and jumpy.
See the performance in real action and judge it with your own eyes.
I don’t know about you, but if you’re asking me. Of half the time I was looking at those gorgeous legs prancing around, and the other half I was fighting to keep my self sane by looking at those gorgeous legs.
It was nearly evening, I decided to go for my last ride before exiting the theme park.
It’s cool, sailing on boat, just chilling, relaxing. No more brain washing and mind twisting dances with butterflies flapping everywhere.
Purin the Pudding eating Dog
… I take back my words.
It’s horrifying I tell you. Simply appalling.
At one point, I almost jumped out of the boat screaming. (when the boat pushed the door open)
No~~~!! Too~~~ Many~~~ Kitties ~~~ Too~~~ Cute~~~
So~~ Many~~ Kitties~~~
No~~~ More~~~ Pls~~~ ARGH
I ain’t kidding you man, I was traumatized by the end of the journey.
I have been affected so badly, I can even name you the names of all the characters.
From top left: Mocha, Cappuccino, Milk, Cinnamon, Espresso
From left: Chiffon, Mocha, Cappuccino
That’s not all. Before you exit, you will find yourself going through the most ridiculous or the largest ridiculous store ever; all selling Hello Kitty merchandises.
Some of the locals even visit the theme park solely to shop at this store.
Yes it means they pay 3000 yen just to get in here to buy the bunch of cookies and cups and shirts and pen with Hello Kitty face on it.
It is all a scam. A big FAT CUNNING SCAM.
First they brainwashed you into believing the world is made of honey and rainbows;
then they make you think Hello Kitty is the CUTEST creature on earth that you MUST idolize and fantasize;
THEN they put you in a big store selling inane craps that are utmost insults to human intelligence.
I tell you.
At least I think their outfit is cute (what is not!).
And guess who I met on my way out?
I walked out of Puroland feeling a bit more retarded.
Puroland in the evening
I passed by Mcdonalds and decided to get back into reality,
By pigging out on a burger.
Real HUMAN Food, finally~!
Well it could have been far worse;
I could be visiting the place with YOU.
At least you don’t have to suffer my Cinnamon Rangers effect!! (Can’t say the same for my Japanese friends though)
Go go rangers!!!
I bet by now you must be wondering if I’ve met the star of the town.
Kitty is such a poser~