June 15, 2024
Cherry blossom Totoro tableware, interior decoration line arrives for Ghibli-style sakura spring

Spring is just all around the corner. Fairly a lot everybody in Japan is commencing to glimpse ahead to cherry blossom season — small youngsters, performing grownups, senior citizens experiencing their retirement, and, yes, even Totoro.

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It essentially will make a large amount of feeling for Totoro to be a hanami (cherry blossom-viewing) lover. He’s a forest spirit, right after all, and there’s no tree Japan loves a lot more than the sakura. The plushie pictured previously mentioned is portion of Studio Ghibli specialty store Donguri Kyowakoku’s Sakura 2023 Spring lineup, and he’s accompanied by a Soot Sprite riding on the cherry blossom bough Totoro is carrying.

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The plushie’s dimensions would make it practical for equally hugging and displaying, but it’s much from the only way to beautify your household the sakura Totoro way. Also readily available is this lovely tenugui.

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Tenugui were being initially hand towels, from the times just before Japan had terrycloth textiles. In the present day period, however, they’re a lot more usually employed as ornamental tapestries, handles, or wrapping cloths, This 90-centimeter-long one particular options both the big and medium Totoros, as well as a lot more Soot Sprites.

In which factors begin to get actually classy, however, is with the sakura Totoro tableware.

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The rustically tasteful earthenware dishes are graced with stylized Totoros comforting amongst the sakura, with a subtle creative nod to the actuality that depending on the specific species of flower, cherry blossoms can be wherever from a vibrant pink to almost white.

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Apart from the flat dish, there’s a Japanese-model manage-fewer tea cup, a Western-design and style coffee cup, a tonsui (smaller bowl customarily made use of for having a part of meals from a communal pot of food stuff), and a spoon. Note that they are not microwave risk-free, so you will want to warmth up your meals or beverages in some other container, then transfer them in buy to stop a tragic Totoro shattering.

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Need to have utensils other than a spoon? Sakura Totoro chopsticks will do the trick.

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On the other hand, if you’re heading out and want to consider Totoro with you, a compact hand towel or handkerchief is just the matter.

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And rounding out the selection of merchandise presently on offer is a second tenugui with Totoro fortunately scattering cherry blossom petals from a sakura sack.

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Rates for the tableware range from 550 yen for the spoon to 2,750 yen for the coffee cup, and from 385 to 660 yen for the hand towels. As for the tenugui, the a person in which Totoro is tossing flower petals is 2,200 yen and the other 2,640, and the plushie, at 2,860 yen, is the most highly-priced product of the bunch.

They are all readily available through the Donguri Kyowakoku on-line store below. And if you are presently thinking about what you are likely to consume from your sakura Totoro cup, the new Totoro tea seems like the best feasible option.

Resource: Donguri Kyowakoku

Visuals: Donguri Kyowakoku

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