Hello Kitty Kendama

If you are a little girl, you absolutely love coming to our place to visit. I would imagine that it is like a dreamworld for a little girl, although I have reservations about my wife brainwashing these kids at such an early age. When a little girl comes to visit, she usually leaves with a huge smile on her face and a couple of Hello Kitty toys under her arms (that is the one redeeming factor — some of the Hello Kitty stuff leaves since my wife can’t deny when a little girl asks for something Hello Kitty — on the other hand, I pity the poor father because he doesn’t realize my wife’s evil plan is to recruit another Hello Kitty fanatic).

If you happen to be a boy, however, I would think this place would be a nightmare to visit. While it would be unfathomable for most of us to believe that boys wouldn’t be interested in Hello Kitty items, the Hello Kitty fanatic can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t like Hello Kitty. She tries in vain to convince me that boys would really like Hello Kitty if they would simply look at her heart. Then she tries to show me toys like the Hello Kitty kendama which “any boy should like”:

Hello Kitty Kendama

Hello Kitty Kendama

While the kendama is a great Japanese toy that most boys would love, a Hello Kitty kendama is just downright wrong. I think Hello Kitty employees sit in the back rooms and think up ways to place Hello Kitty on things that make men shake their heads in disbelief because they know that every Hello Kitty fanatic would absolutely need to have it.

Suffice to say, all our friends with little girls come to visit on a regular basis while those with boys tend to want to meet us at some point away from our house after the first visit…

6 thoughts on “Hello Kitty Kendama”

  1. One consolation from a fellow expat in the “Land of the Rising Hangover” vis-a-vis the Hello Kitty kendama, don’t think of it as a harmless traditional toy brutally mutilated by the fiendish neko beastie… think of it as cute little Kitty’s head brutally mutilated and impaled upon a spike for the enjoyment of children everywhere. 😀

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  2. I quite like this. I particularly like the “Hello Kitty’s head on a spike” aspect of this.

    Besides, it’s clearly meant for boys. It’s red, not pink. Changing the colour negates all the emasculating qualities of a beribboned cat.

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