Hello Kitty is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. She is a white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow in her hair. Hello Kitty is one of the most popular characters in the world. Hello Kitty was created by Yuko Shimizu in 1974. She was originally designed as a handkerchief design for a Sanrio product line. However, she quickly became popular, and she was soon featured in her own line of merchandise. A fanart Sanrio cursor with Origami Hello Kitty.