Kawaii History – 33 Years Old Kawaii

How long did you like kawaii things? Do you know that most of the kawaii characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody are older than most of you?

How old is Hello Kitty? Hello Kitty is since 1975

Kawaii History 1 - hello kitty booklet

Kawaii History 1 - hello kitty booklet

 

Do you know SANRIO CO., LTD. which developed a character of Hello Kitty   Now,the book which edited thier characters was published, titled “Sanrio Days”.

Kawaii History 2 - sanrio days booklet

Kawaii History 2 - sanrio days booklet

 

Hello Kitty is one of the character that Sanrio developed in 70’s (1974). In 70’s, a lot of “Kawaii” characters were made. I will introduce a character at that time.

Little Twin Stars (Since 1975)

Kawaii History 3 - little twin stars booklet

Kawaii History 3 - little twin stars booklet

 

Little Twin Stars is setting called twin brother&sister called Kiki and Lala created in “Omoide-Hosi (means consideration star)”.

PATTY & JIMMY (Since 1974)

Kawaii History 4 - patty jimmy

Kawaii History 4 - patty jimmy

 

PATTY & JIMMY is setting called the student couple born in Kansas city, though it is a character made in Japan.

My Melody (Since 1975)

Kawaii History 5 - my melody

Kawaii History 5 - my melody

 

My Melody is a character of a rabbit made from a children’s story “Little Red Riding Hood” as a model.

It’s interesting that there are the character which is not introduced to any place other than Japan and already became the discontinuance. I’ll introduce a character of 80’s on the next time.

After all these years, people still love this 33 years old characters. Seems kawaii items are timeless attraction to girls! There is no generation gap.

Source: 8tokyo.com

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