An Adorable Hand-Crafted Totoro Collection Celebrates the Studio Ghibli Icon — Colossal

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An Adorable Hand-Crafted Totoro Collection Celebrates the Studio Ghibli Icon — Colossal




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#Japan
#movies
#Studio Ghibli
#video
#wood

February 27, 2023

Grace Ebert

A photo of wooden Totoro sculptures

All images courtesy of Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten

The iconic round-bellied Totoro of Studio Ghibli’s (previously) My Neighbor Totoro stars as part of a broad array of new collectible ephemera paying homage to the anime icon. Created by teams of craftspeople connected to Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, the series translates the fluffy, two-dimensional character into adorable wooden sculptures made of camphor, the tree Totoro occupies in the film. Paired with textiles, ceramic works, and paper boxes all featuring the character, the collection follows the highly anticipated opening of Ghibli Park late last year, giving fans of Hayao Miyazaki another opportunity to enjoy his beloved animations.

The Totoro objects will be available through a lottery opening on March 1—find details on how to join on the Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten site. Watch the video below  and visit Spoon & Tamago for more insight into the process behind the collection and an upcoming opportunity to view a live demonstration.

 

A still of a hand painting a wooden Totoro sculpture

Four video stills of a man working in a woodshop to create Totoro sculptures, with one frame featuring the completed character

A still of a hand painting a Totoro rendering on paper

Four photos of ceramics, plates, textiles, and t-shirts featuring the Totoro character

A still of hands carving a wooden Totoro character

#Japan
#movies
#Studio Ghibli
#video
#wood

 

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