Here’s something that for some reason (probably time) I didn’t post about when it happened. This past New Year’s Day, when we were staying in Tokyo, we visited Sanrio Puroland, an indoor theme park devoted to Hello Kitty and her friends. It was something that was on Yvonne’s bucket list. I was originally going to go into Tokyo to do something else, but why the heck not check out a whole theme park about Hello Kitty, right?
The whole area was very colorful to say the least – lots of bold pinks and pastels. The place was not very large – there were several rides, and we did them all. There was also a Gudetama (the lazy egg) theatre, and a variety of different spectacles.
One thing I wasn’t expecting was the Kawaii Kabuki (cute Kabuki) show, with Kabuki theatre actors performing alongside Hello Kitty characters. The show was actually very impressive, and the Kabuki performers seemed to take it very seriously despite the big cartoony characters they were interacting with. I was impressed.
Currently, Sanrio Puroland (among other attractions) is closed due to the coronavirus that has been impacting Japan and much of the rest of the world. Here’s hoping things return to normal soon.