Fans of Totoro, the kindhearted forest spirit that is the silent star of Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 anime masterpiece My Neighbor Totoro, will immediately see why the My Neighbor Totoro New Year Ornament is something that can't be missing from their New Year decorations! A Totoro looking at you with his innocent eyes and holding a red autumn leaf like his signature umbrella is cute enough to win a place among your other holiday decorations, and it's also beautifully detailed and painted to blend in easily with everything festive.
But like Miyazaki's anime movies themselves, there's a little more depth to My Neighbor Totoro New Year Ornament: the red leaf is shaped like a sea bream, which in Japanese is called tai and rhymes with "medetai," which "auspicious" or "happy." On his right side, Totoro has a fishing rod that has just caught a crayfish (also made of autumn leaves), which is another auspicious symbol. And to top it all off, the figure's pose resembles that of the fisherman god Ebisu, who is believed to bring prosperity and good fortune!
Specs and Features:
- Official Studio Ghibli merchandise
- Dimensions: approx. 155 x 182 x 145 mm (6.1 x 7.2 x 5.7")
- Material: polyester resin, cotton, alloy
- For ages 15 and above