Totoro – Trinkets and Memories

Being a big fan of several Photo Challenges, I am now hosting one myself. I would love it if you could take part! This is the 34th week to date.  Please click here for the challenge outline. Please post a link to your post on this page and I will make sure I put it on my challenge page for others to see too!

I look forward to checking out your posts!

So without further adieu here is my 34th trinket



Japan is famous for its anime or animation industry.  Japanese anime can range from beautifully innocent and lovely well-crafted stories to the oversexualized and somewhat perverse and creepy.

This wee fellow is Totoro, a character in the movie aptly named My neighbour Totoro. It is a beautiful story about 2 young girls who move to the countryside with their dad. Their mum is in hospital, with tuberculosis. It is based in the imagination of the girls, especially the little sister Mei. Totoro is a large but very friendly, kind woodland spirit. The story is very sweet. I love the glimpses the movie gives of life in post war rural Japan. I used to show this to my students in NZ as the language used is beautiful and the  imagery superb.

Totoro was made in 1988 and the character have iconic status in Japan, along with all the merchandising that goes with it! It was produced by Hayao Miyazaki who is renown in the Anime world. Studi Ghibili released it. They have a string of other great anime that are very well known. I have quite a collection the DVDs at home. Ghibili has a museum in Tokyo and it is definitely on my bucket list!

I am not the only one with trinkets, Please check out these lovely memories and trinkets of my fellow bloggers who kindly participated this week!

Italian Memento By Work, Food, Home and a Life Beyond

A lasting Spanish trinket by Quingdom

A wise owl By Just me please

Yoroshiku Onegai shimasuimages (1)




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