Thursday, September 1, 2011


In the late 1980s, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli released Tonari no Totoro -- or, My Neighbor Totoro -- a Japanese animated film about two young sisters and their interactions with the forest spirits living in the area.

I personally love the film -- the artistry, the pathos, the magic, the downright plain cuteness of it all -- and now my own kids are huge fans as well. Beck sees herself in the older sister Satsuki, and of course it's easy to see Ro in the younger, 4-year-old Mei, who is just a little older than Ro herself. Mei's gleeful fearlessness when she first encounters Totoro is perfectly portrayed -- she is all the confidence, faith, innocence and goodwill of unspoilt childhood.

As I saw Ro hugging my Totoro this morning, I thought it would be neat to see what crafty goodness Totoro has inspired. What a lovely lot I found! Here are just some super cool Totoro picks -- enjoy!


And on a moonlit night he plays a magic flute in the sky
There you'll be with

Totoro, Totoro
Totoro, Totoro

You only see him when you're very young
A magical adventure for you
It's magic for you


Jo said...

Ahh lovely Totoro things!
Thanks so much for including my mug :)

Danielle said...

Aww so sweet! One of my friends has a Totoro tattoo on her wrist, it makes me smile every time I see it! :)



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