Studio Ghibli Museum Debuts Dreamy T-Shirts Capturing Sights From The Attraction
By Mikelle Leow, 29 May 2023
That Loewe x Studio Ghibli collection might be absolutely enchanting, but with its prices that go up to US$12,780, most fans can only watch their dreams of owning a piece go up in smoke by way of a Calcifer-induced flame. Now, the beloved Japanese animation studio is reminding audiences that its magic is for everyone—it has unleashed comparably affordable themed t-shirts under the Ghibli Museum.
The tees pay homage to the rather elusive tourist highlight in Tokyo, which has famously banned photography in its vicinity. In a surprising twist, the museum is inviting audiences to wear aspects of its site on their sleeves.
First up, there’s a design mirroring a My Neighbor Totoro window display seen at the Ghibli Museum, featuring Mei taking a walk across a scenic landscape with a smaller Totoro.
The t-shirt comes printed with a quote by Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki that’s translated to English, reading: “Everything in this world is in motion. The air, the clouds, the animals, the trees, the grass, even the continents are moving. People have long thought that it would be nice if the paintings moved.”
The front of this shirt is kept minimal, with just a small patch of the mystical character.
Next up is an illustration of a porthole-style window at the museum that’s filled with soot sprites from My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.
Its front reads, “Let’s lose our way, together,” an English interpretation of the site’s motto, “Let’s become lost children together.”
There’s also a Laputa: Castle in the Sky-inspired tee based on a sketch of the Tiger Moth airship that was showcased during a recent exhibition.
The fourth and last design also pays tribute to the 1986 film, and it features Dola’s crest on the back. The front showcases a simple drawing of the character flying alongside a dragonfly and a bespectacled pig, which SoraNews24 details is Miyazaki’s way of inserting himself into his animations.
The wearable souvenirs arrive in adult and child sizes, and are priced at ¥5,940 (US$42) and ¥4,340 (US$31) respectively. You can grab them via Ghibli Museum’s online store.
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