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    Posted 7 months ago

    racer4four
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    My Neighbor Totoro is a favourite movie of mine and when I saw these figurines sold by Noritake I had to have them.
    Written and directed by the great Hayao Miyuzaki in 1988 for Studio Ghibli, the movie is a classic film in the animation world. If you don't know it I think you need to see it!
    Totoro is the main creature character and became the mascot for Studio Ghibli. The sticker Nibariki on this glass Totoro references the direction company of Miyuzaki and his wife.
    The cat bus, Nekobasu, despite it's almost evil grin, is a helpful and happy transporter for the children in the film.
    These are not packed away at my place, they remain on display for my daily dose of smile feels.

    I think these may have been made by Sasaki for Noritake.
    Totoro is app 10cm high, and Nekobasu app 10cm long.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 7 months ago
      Beautiful glass animation creatures, their sculpted designs are wonderful. Now I want to see the movie!
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 7 months ago
      Intriguing glass figurines and great photography, Karen. You continue to be an education, thank you!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      Jenni thanks!
      The movie is very sweet in that Japanese anime way.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      The film is feel good for me Peggy so having Totoro and Nekobasu here is lovely.
      I have to thank the stove top for the photos lol.
      Thanks for the comment and love.
    5. IronLace IronLace, 7 months ago
      I'm a big fan of this movie! It's surreal, quirky, & touching. Kiki's Delivery Service is another fave of mine from Miyuzaki's oeuvre...
      The figurines are fantastic, perfectly capturing these iconic characters.
      I'd take a ride on the Catbus any day... :-)
    6. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are on rotation here! I love Ponyo :)

      If only all buses were Catbus!

      Thanks Marin :)
    7. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 7 months ago
      You need one of these for the guest room! https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/my-neighbor-totoro-bed
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 months ago
      Love these...
    9. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 months ago
      thanks a lot so interesting to know about the Noritake glass
    10. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      It's cute isn't it Bernard! I'll get one when you do....
    11. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      It must be the child in us VL. Thanks!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 7 months ago
      Thanks Sylvia, Noritake are an interesting company.
      I hope you and your family are staying well.
    13. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      OH, it’s TOTORO!
      I have all the Gibli movies! And this is one of my favorites too! ( love Princess Mononoki and Howl’s Moving Castle too!) My Grandson made me aTotoro out of pearler beads and he sits on my nightstand watching over me at night, wish he would come and make my newly planted grasses grow bigger faster! Ha!
      Seriously though, He is a wonderful addition to your collection Karen!
    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      I had all my attention on TOTORO and didn’t see the CATBUS!
      Ghibli does ( did) wonderful work! The CATBUS is so cool, don’t you love his headlight eyes?
      My Son would love these, as I have told you more than once Japanese Anime is something he collects, both Manga & Movies!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
      Isn't Studio Ghibli incredible Eileen! I love their films, singing the Ponyo song as I type.
      How could we not love this Tottoro and Nekobasu!!
      Thanks :)
    16. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 months ago
      Nice to see you're back :)

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