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My Pilgrim Trip to Sanrio Japan Stores Series 2014 — Hello Kitty Japan at Tokyo Skytree Town in Soramachi

Being a Sanrio-lover and seller for a long time and a middle-aged mom, I never had a chance to visit ANY ORIGINAL Hello Kitty stores in Japan, because I wasn’t born by a Kitty fan mother. ^^~ But I’m a bona-fide self-taught cats and Kitty fan, and finally last summer in 2014, I decided it was time for me and my 3-grade daughter to get to see Hello Kitty better, in the city where she got her name from.

Not an avid and diligent blog writer myself either, however, I feel my experiences and photos taken in Tokyo a totally waste whenever I spot them in my computer files.  So, beginning this blog post, I’m going to try my best sharing my limited experiences and photos taken from my long-waited pilgrim trip to Hello Kitty stores in Tokyo Japan that I always thought I need to go at least once in a life time. I’m also giving away a unique gift to our friends and fans who read this article and share your experiences with us and our friends here. Please read through this article to the end to find our little surprise for you!

There are over 20 Hello Kitty stores in Tokyo and the stores that I visited are –

  1. Hello Kitty Japan at Tokyo Skytree Town in Soramachi
  2. Questina Ginza
  3. Sanrio Vivitix Sunshine City Alpa
  4. Sanrio World Ginza
  5. Sanrio Gift Gate

I’m a person that needs to see things for myself to believe and feel, so paying visits to Hello Kitty stores in Japan meant a lot to me.  I mean, c’mon, Hello Kitty is such a super star and a world-wide phenomenon that I figure her presence in Japan must be omni-present and her charm in Japan must be omni-potent to her Japanese fellow-men.

The first store that I visited upon arriving in Japan,  Hello Kitty Japan at Tokyo Skytree Town in Soramachi, to my surprise, only had sporadic visitors, mostly not speaking Japanese,  among the many crowds in the shopping mall. 10497521_10152279460913806_2539339154139866893_o 10351072_10152279424678806_7138072616717692159_n


But HEY! This store is originally set-up and meant for overseas buyers only! As Skytree tower is such a worldly land-mark that only people from out of town or foreign countries, not locals will spend a lot of time here, right?
So I figure if you’re in Japan for a tour and don’t have much time shopping and you want to get the uniquely Japanese culture x Hello Kitty elements in a gift for your friends, the Hello Kitty Japan at Tokyo Skytree Town in Soramachi is definitely the store to go

They have so many unique Hello Kitty-themed local gifts, such as traditional Japanese snacks & souvenirs,  ideal to bring home and to IMPRESS your friends and family! What’ more, the transportation to the mall is just convenient and you won’t find yourself looking for directions or get lost since Tokyo Skytree tower is such a big land-mark in Tokyo! 10494901_10152279462413806_2178191752648781481_oHello Kitty Japan TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN SORAMACHI 10549077_10152279465633806_4674900251226776267_o 10549247_10152279461938806_2959316487187283831_o

By the time I started writing this article in Jan. 2015, the items that I got from Japan during the trip are already gone and used, so it’s a pity that I cannot share local gifts from Japan.  But still I’m giving away THREE Sanrio Japan Hello Kitty planners to THREE friends who must do all the following two things-

1. Share a Sanrio store in cities near you that you’ve been to and think unique and what’s unique about them or your experiendes? Please share your experiences by commenting on this blog post.

2. Share link of this article to your blog post or facebook account and provide the linkage of your sharing to us.

The planner I’m giving away is handy to keep in any mid-size bag and I hope you’ll like. You can find more details about it here.

PS. This giveaway is valid from now till Feb. 10th, 2015. If there are more than three participants, we’ll draw lots for the winners! GOOD LUCK!!


The next article is about Questina Ginza store, where I think OLs and young & mature women will find your adrenaline increases rapidly once you step inside the store.  I did! ^^~


Here comes the 2015 Hello Kitty & More Refills for Small Louis Vuitton Agenda PM!

Published on September 7, 2014, by in For You, Store News.

After been asked for I-don-know-how-many-times ever since beginning of this year, the 2015 Hello Kitty (& more) refills for the  Small Louis Vuitton Agenda PM & any compatible 6-ring small planners are finally going to land on our store!

Check out the sneak previews of some the Sanrio refills.

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2015 Hello Kitty My Melody Little Twin Stars Snoopy refills for LV PM agenda

We will start dispatching orders for these refills hopefully on Sept. 15th, 2014. Pre-sale orders are being taken now at our ebay and online stores. 

Alongside with the pre-sale listings, we are offering a 10% off discount & a BONUS gift is given when you buy these refills at our store now.

The bonus gifts themselves are very cute and definite a rare-to-find item to keep at your desk at home or office!



Also check out more refills in Disney Mickey & Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess designs!~

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If this is the first time you consider getting these refills for our Louis Vuittoon PM agenda, you might also see people’s review of the planner with Hello Kitty refills.


Especially for you! Be an Early Planner and Receive a BONUS gift with Your Purchase of ANY 2015 Planner

Published on September 4, 2014, by in For You, Store News.
Receive a BONUS Gift when you buy any planner from our store now!

Receive a BONUS Gift when you buy any planner from our store now!

Every year at this time of year we get extremely busy at the office, because starting as early as mid-July, we receive new planners/calendars for the next year, almost every week.

When the planners/calendars arrive at the office, we are racing with time to find and take photos of the planners / calendars alongside with writing detailed description of the planners / calendars so that buyers can see them in a visually clear and pleasing matter in our stores at the soonest.


Doing this for at least the past 5 years we’ve found there’re still many people who are fond of  doing personal planning by hand-writing on paper in the traditional way. Even though nowadays mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets which are not short of personal time management tools and apps are omnipresent in almost everyone’s daily life, some (and many) people still like the warmth of hand-writing and creativity of hand-drawing. It’s something and some fun that cannot be replaced by the newest version of technology!

So here comes the planners/calendars of your favorite cute stars of this year! At the time when I’m writing this article, we’re not done yet with posting the new planners/calendars as they are still coming and won’t stop until late September!

We hope you have fun and a heart-healing process when you are browsing these cute planners and calendars in our store! Every time when we open a planner or calendar, we can see how the designers try their best to have these cute stars come live on paper and accompany their friends / users for the new year!



Summer Sale! 20% OFF Hello Kitty Sandals. 3-Day Only Sale Until July 19th.

Published on July 18, 2014, by in For You, Store News.

Hello Kitty Sandal Sale


Team Up with Hello Kitty to Celebrate FIFA World Cup 2014 NOW!

Published on June 18, 2014, by in For You, Store News.

Hello Kitty x FIFA World Cup 2014 Items


Celebrating the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, we team up with Hello Kitty to bring you the limited Hello Kitty x FIFA 2014 stationery!


This Hello Kitty x FIFA 2014 series come in postcards, memo pads, letter sets, Polaroid Notebook, stickers, paper bags..etc, all in limited edition for a limited quantity only! Get them now and add to your Hello Kitty collection today! You will have so many to show and talk about with this rare Hello Kitty x FIFA 2014 items!

Hello Kitty FIFA World Cup 2014 items



Download – Little Twin Stars & My Melody Wall Papers 2014.June– Newly Released !

Published on May 28, 2014, by in For You.

JUST RELEASED!  Exclusive cute Little Twin Stars / My Melody
wall papers !

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My Melody Blue Birds Series

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Download – Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Minna No Tabo, Wall Papers – Newly Released !

Published on May 7, 2014, by in For You.

HOT! Exclusive cute Hello Kitty / Cinnomorall / Minna No Tabo
wall papers just released!


Happy Summer Time 1024*768  1280*800

Cinnamoroll 1024*768  1280*800

 Hello Kitty Doll 1024*768  1280*800


Minna No Tabo & Panda 1024*768  1280*800



Top Product Picks for Mother’s Day Gift

This Mother’s Day, don’t forget to surprise your Mom with memorable gifts that she would certainly love to have and use.

Remember this: If you want to give the best gift for the Perfect Mother in the World, take time to figure out her interests and you can easily choose the most ideal present that would make her feel special.

Make sure to check out our Top Picks for Mommies..

1.      Hello Kitty Quilted Tote Bag Black


Surprise your Mom this Mother’s Day by giving her this elegant and lovely tote bag with the Hello Kitty face adorably featured on it. This Japan Exclusive item is made with durable accent faux leather handles. The inner portion is made of soft cotton material. This zipper closure bag is a fashionable item to carry Mom’s essential when going outdoors or strolling in the mall.





2.      Hello Kitty Adult Bath Robe




Make Mommy super happy by giving her this Hello Kitty Adult bath robe made of soft high quality fabric material. Let her feel your love as if you are Hello Kitty holding the heart signifying your deep love and concern for her. The Best Mom will surely love to use this bath robe after a relaxing bath or hot shower.




3. Hello Kitty Tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Vanity Bag



Let your Mother feel you want her to be always in fashion with this Tokidoki x Sanrio Characters handbag. Its roomy compartment and soft handles perfectly fit the space needed by things she needs to bring along when going out for lunch with friends or some personal “Me” time outside.





4. Hello Kitty Red Quilt Shoulder Bag


Allow your Mom to express her fashion sense with chic style and elegance with this red shoulder bag featuring Hello Kitty’s face.  Carrying this bag made with PVC quilted leather material and printed polyester lining will complete her well-dressed confidence.







5. Hello Kitty x Hallmark 2-Way Tote Shoulder Diaper Bag


Thinking of the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a new, nursing or working mom? This dual purpose shoulder diaper bag is enough to make her feel special without a glitch. This one button closure bag provides convenience and roomy space for diapers and other essentials for a fun adventure outdoors with baby. It comes with inside pocket where you can keep small items like diaper pins or pacifier. Made with durable PU leather, the bag is great for frequent usage without fear of being easily damaged.





6.   Little Twin Stars Quilted Tote Bag Pink


Finding it hard to find an adorable gift for a Little Twin Stars-fascinated Mom? This Japan Exclusive adorable tote bag can surely please the young-at-heart Mommy on Mother’s Day. This elegant tote featuring the tandem of Kiki and Lala plus its durable faux leather and cotton materials can perfectly make her shout Wow!






7.   Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine


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Puzzled what to give for a Mother who loves to sew and work on various crafts where sewing is required? This red and white polka dotted Janome Hello Kitty sewing machine  is one of the rare finds you can get. It comes with easy to use foot switch and hand modes and multiple sewing patterns. This 2.2 kg sewing machine is so handy; Mommy can carry it along anywhere inside and even outside the house. What about taking it to join her friends in doing their craft projects?


8.  Hello Kitty Die-Cut Plush Slippers



This Mother’s Day say thanks to any Mom who is always there for you by giving her this pair of soft and lovely Hello Kitty plush slippers. Made of high quality plush material, wearing this pair of Sanrio-licensed slipper will provide the soft cushioning that the feet needs.







9. Hello Kitty Cooking Craft Apron



For the Moms who love doing crafts and spend time in the kitchen to prepare meals and snacks her family would indulge into, this Hello Kitty apron would make a really nice gift this Mother’s day.  This polka dot design adult apron with the face of Hello Kitty featured in front is made of high quality polyester and lace material. It comes with two large pockets, where Mommy can keep tiny things as she works on the day’s special menu.






10. Hello Kitty Motorcycle ¾ Helmet Retro Candy Design


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Wondering what to give to a motorcycle riding Mommy? Protect her face from the heat of the sun and at the same time remind her of how much you care for her as she goes around riding on her motorcycle or bike with this Hello Kitty ¾ helmet. Cute and elegant with its retro design, the helmet is designed in compliance with international safety standards. Let her ride in ultimate safety and fun style starting this Mother’s day.


11. Peanuts Snoopy Quilted Tote Bag

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The huge Snoopy designed in this lovely Peanuts tote bag can represent the great love you have for the “Most Special Mommy on Earth”.  Its made of durable faux leather and cotton material with hardwearing handles for easy carrying on either the hand or shoulder.



12.  Hello Kitty Women’s Flip Flop Slippers


Let Mommy feel you love her all-year round, rain or shine with this cute red polka dotted Hello Kitty Flip Flop Slippers. It’s made of high quality PVC and rubber materials. It’s one of the best gifts you can give to a Mom on Mother’s Day.








13.   Hello Kitty Die-Cut Car Tailpipe



Drive in style with this cute Hello Kitty car tail pipe. Let Mommy drive with elegant panache with her car designed with this addition. This stainless tailpipe is one of the best gifts you can give to a Hello Kitty Mommy on Mother’s Day.






14.    Hello Kitty 3 PCS Set Condiment Seasoning Container Case Set



Any Mom would love to get something that she can add up to make the kitchen organized. Add a Hello Kitty statement to her kitchen by giving her this condiment seasoning case set on Mother’s Day. Let the “World’s Cutest Kitten” help Mommy store sugar, salt and even candies neat and orderly with this condiment storage set.







15.  Hello Kitty Detachable 3-Layer Shelf Storage Rack



Mommies are well-known for keeping things neat and well-organized. Show her how much you appreciate her gestures by giving her this detachable 3-layer shelf storage rack this Mother’s Day. Made of the finest quality plastic material, this rack is good for keeping small items in any part of the house.







16. Hello Kitty Red Quilt Long Wallet with Zipped Coins Pocket



This stylish and elegant looking red long wallet with zipped coins pocket is the perfect gift to convey your love for any Mom this Mother’s Day. It’s an ideal present to give for chic Mommies fascinated with anything classy and never goes out of style.





Finally made up your mind what gift to give to the “Best Lady in the House” on Mother’s Day? Make your choice to supremely show her how much you appreciate, love and finally say…..

文案: THANK You Mom!















Hello Kitty Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day!

Published on April 22, 2014, by in For You, Store News.

Hello Kitty Gift Ideas For Mother's Day!Buy a Hello Kitty gift for MOM for a smile on her face! 

Hello Kitty aprons Visit the site now!



FREE GIVEAWAY TIME. Win Little Twin Stars / Badtz Maru / My Melody Mat for your room!

Published on April 9, 2014, by in For You, Store News.

It’s time for us to share with you cute and nice items from our store that we think that  you really need to have at your room at home / office or dorm!

These cute Sanrio characters mats are so cute in bright colors and very well-made.  They are also made to last with a high quality. I’ve used many of these mats all the time through our selling career online and never hesitate to use a new design whenever available. Sanrio Characters floor mat

It’s an item with few money spent but boost the whole room/space ambience a great deal no matter where it’s placed.

Now we are giving our friends a chance to get one of these Sanrio floor mat for FREE!

Here’s how –

Little Twin Stars Floor matLittle Twin Stars / My Melody / Badtz Maru mats Giveaway !!

3 lucky winners will each get one of these adorable mats from us!

All you need to do for a chance to win is sharing this post on your facebook or twitter account by the following:
1) Like our page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-CUTE-SHOP/51484978805
2) Like this post & “SHARE” this photo IN PUBLIC setting and comment “I love Little Twin Stars (Or My Melody / Badtz Maru) mat!!”

3).Be sure to share this post in PUBLIC (not friends) setting so that we can verify your sharing for a winning chance!!

Winner will be announced coming Monday (14th of Apr. Pacific Time ).

Only those who shared the photo in PUBLICH setting will count a chance.

You can find all Hello Kitty items for your home in our shop here:

We wish you WIN!! ^^~


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