Japan is a nation filled with loads of cute things. This is the country where Hello Kitty is the ambassador, where you can buy a Pokemon shaped lunch box, where special cute things can only be found during certain times in certain places.
Check out the photo below.
These are baby castela…in the shape of Hello Kitty and Pikachu (from Pokemon)! My husband and I found them at a local festival (the Daruma Festival of Isesaki, which I wrote about earlier) and had to buy them. And then eat them. 🙂
Anything that can be make cuter has been done, and there is a trend toward Kimo-kawaii, a portmanteau of Kimoi (ugly, disgusting) and kawaii (cute). A great example would be a cell phone strap that was a toilet made out of a skeleton, or the squeezable poop capsule toys!
I think I’ll stick to my cute things….like Nyanpire, the vampire cat!