A Hello Kitty Expo recently took place in Japan, and the plethora of items on display showcased the popularity of the cute little cat. Hello Kitty’s whiskered face is slapped on everything—including martial arts armor. Twitter user Aya was at the Expo and snapped the above photo of Hello Kitty bogu. The armor is worn during training for the Japanese martial art of kendo. I’m guessing you can take the hits better if your head piece has a giant red bow.
See the full set of armor after the break.