Wearing your cotton summer kimono (yukata) and going to a fireworks show is one of the must-dos of any Japanese summer, whether you're in a big city like Tokyo or Kyoto or some small town in the countryside. Fireworks are one of the things the Japanese took from China and improved to perfection, and added kimono to the experience. And because you can't have a summer kimono without its most basic accessory, the senshu (folded fan), you should definitely pick the My Neighbor Totoro Folding Fan with Case!
First of all, and as you can probably tell from the name, because the My Neighbor Totoro Folding Fan with Case features Japan's most beloved anime character, the titular creature from Hayao Miyazaki's classic of classics, My Neighbor Totoro. Second, because its features Totoro (actually three of them) enjoying the summer fireworks together with a couple of Susuwatari, the soot sprites that have become a Miyazaki trademark and appear in his other films too. And last but not least, because the artwork on both the cotton body of the fan as well as its pouch-style case and the bamboo ribs is amazing and worthy of any traditional Japanese fan!
Specs and Features:
- Official Studio Ghibli / My Neighbor Totoro merchandise
- Dimensions (folded): approx. 25 x 210 x 10 mm (1 x 8.3 x 0.4")
- Dimensions (open): 110 x 210 x 10 mm (4.3 x 8.3 x 0.4")
- Fan case/pouch dimensions: approx. 40 x 240 mm (1.6 x 9.4")
- Weight: 110 g (3.9 oz)
- Materials: bamboo, cotton