The company behind Hello Kitty, the moon-faced cartoon cat turned global icon of cuteness, unveiled a luxury dog house Friday worth 3.9 million yen (32,000 dollars) for the ultimate pampered pooch.
The one-of-its-kind doghouse, decorated with some 7,600 glass crystals and a cushion bearing Hello Kitty's face, will be put on display at a Tokyo department store later this month, Sanrio Co. said.
AdvertisementSanrio designer Ikuko Shimizu launched Hello Kitty in 1974 as a moon-faced cartoon cat on a coin purse.
It has since become a global phenomenon with more than 50,000 different products on sale.
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