Christmas in Japan is all about Christmas trees and Santa Claus, but when it comes to New Year's, the Japanese have their own traditional ornaments infused with special meaning. The Spirited Away No-Face New Year Ornament is one such item that combines some classic elements with a modern classic. No-Face is, of course, one of the characters from the Hayao Miyazaki 2001 anime Spirited Away and one of the most famous images the anime industry has produced in its 100-year-plus history!
In the Spirited Away No-Face New Year Ornament, the beloved character is sitting in a bucket of gold (a symbol of good fortune in any culture!), hugging a sea bream. This is called tai in Japanese, which rhymes with "medetai," which means "auspicious" or "happy." Behind him is a set of pine, bamboo, and plum blossoms, which are known collectively as shochikubai, which are also considered a good luck charm. And behind them, there's a fan, which symbolizes the spreading of happiness and good fortune. Give your New Year decoration a uniquely Japanese touch with this 110 x 125 x 100 mm (4.3 x 4.9 x 3.9") mini sculpture!
Specs and Features:
- Official Studio Ghibli merchandise
- Dimensions: approx. 110 x 125 x 100 mm (4.3 x 4.9 x 3.9")
- Weight: 695 g (1.5 lbs)
- Material: polyester resin