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Meet Masao Gunji, the Man With the Largest Hello Kitty Collection in the World

The Guinness World Records has a new weekly video series called Meet the Record Breakers – Japan Tour in which they spotlight world record holders in Japan. This week, they revealed their recent visit to the home of Masao Gunji in Yotsukaido, Chiba. With a collection of 5,169 items, Gunji holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia.


In the video, you can see Gunji’s lovely baby pink house lined wall to wall with Hello Kitty merchandise of all sorts. Plushies, bento boxes, stationary, motorcycle helmets, kitchenware… The list goes on and on! He has collected all of these items over the course of the past 35 years with the help of his wife. When speaking about why he likes the Sanrio character, he said it was because of her expression. “For some reason when I’m sad, she looks a little bit sad as well and when I am happy, she looks happy,” Gunji says. “Hello Kitty has always cheered me up when I was unhappy.” Masao Gunji, I can honestly say I know how you feel.

Talk about goals, am I right?

Source: Guinness World Records

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