Hello Kitty Inarizushi

Hello Kitty has just turned 39 and it seems like everyone in Japan is gearing up for her to turn the big 4-0. In celebration of her achievement, Hello Kitty is being turned into a beloved Japanese snack, Inarizushi. This dish named after the Shinto god, Inari, has always had those little peaks of unfilled fried tofu pouch at each corner and adding the simple dots, lines, and familiar bow makes the snack look just like Hello Kitty. However, even if the sight of this irresistible sushi makes you want to run out and buy one immediately, it’s unfortunately only available in one area of Japan.

The Sazae Shokuhin food company is responsible for this natural Hello Kitty/sushi collaboration. It went on sale on November 1 and will only be available at Sazae Shops in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island. So even if you live in Japan, you’ll have to make the trek up north to get your hands on these cute Hello Kitties. But if you’re running low on travel funds, why not try to make some character inarizushi yourself? They’re just as cute and you won’t have to leave home (assuming you already have the neccessary ingredients)!

[ Read in Japanese ]