My Neighbor Totoro Gift Set Adds The Charm Of Traditional Japanese Pottery To The Film 2018-08-02 Thu 2018-08-02 Thu Whether it's vintage Japanese sukaban jackets embroidered Princess Mononoke characters, or a No-Face Piggy Bank that devours coins, burps, and plays the Spirited Away soundtrack, Japan always seems to have a new and interesting take on Studio Ghibli-themed merchandise. One latest addition, however, celebrates the always charming My Neighbor Totoro with the touch of ancient and traditional Japanese pottery. Shigaraki ware is a type of stoneware and pottery that belongs to Six Ancient Kilns of Japan, produced in Shiga prefecture. The jars and pots made from Shigaraki Ware are known from using sandy clay found in Lake Biwa, and often have a glass-like glaze with finger prints left behind on the finished product. Shigaraki ware's might most strongly be associated with tanuki--the large scrotumed Japanese racoon dogs who beckon good fortune as statues. taroさん(@kusotaroo)がシェアした投稿 - 2018年 7月月28日午後5時29分PDT It turns out, for the Shigaraki ware artists at Meizan Kiln, another forest-roaming cheerful spirit makes for some excellent pottery as well. Meizan's craftsman hopes to deliver the traditional art to other parts of Japan and the world by painstakingly making each piece by hand, and he hopes that Studio Ghibli's Totoro can help out with the cause. Totoro Trio Set (11,664 yen) Totoro Mugs (3,240 yen) Totoro LED Lamp (4,104 yen) Totoro Chopstick Rests (2,916 yen) Japanese bookstore and oddity shop Village Vanguard has all available to order (as well as a No-Face model) at their online shop. Unfortunately, they have yet to be restocked after selling out, but Meizan has international shipping from their own official online shop as well. By - Big Neko. Source:Meizan / PR Times Tags: Anime / Art / Ceramics / Chopstick rests / Cool / Cups / Figures / Film / Japan / LED lamp / Meizan / Movies / My Neighbor Totoro / Shiga Ware / Shigaraki ware / Six Ancient Kilns / Studio Ghibli / Traditional Art grape Japan Art My Neighbor Totoro Gift Set Adds The Charm Of Traditional Japanese Pottery To The Film Related Article KFC Japan Offering Finger Condoms For Protection From Fried Chicken These Amazing Omelette Cooking And Plating Skills Are A Norm At Yokohama’s Red Brick Warehouse Illustrator Turns Kit Kat Flavors Into Gorgeous Anime Characters Have A Very Ghibli Christmas With These Ugly Studio Ghibli Christmas Sweaters Send A Seed Package As A Thank-You Gift Like Totoro, But Wrapped In Cute Totoro Hand Towels Michelangelo’s David And Other Masterpieces As Japanese Action Figures!