5. The Baby-sized “Boh” T-shirt (¥3,456/US$30.70 for the 90cm size)
Now this is something you’ll want to get for anyone with an infant at home! It’s an adorable baby T-shirt with the same design as the bib worn by the “Boh” character in Spirited Away. We’re sure you’ll love the practical design and delightful details on this item! There are buttons on the shoulder so you can dress your baby in it easily and the bib design is faithfully recreated on the back too.
4. 'Tabi-shita' Socks (¥1,296/US$11.50)
These socks, created in collaboration with Kyoto-based traditional Japanese clothing maker Sou・Sou, are decorated with adorable Ghibli designs and should make delightful gifts or souvenirs. The unique socks have been specifically marketed by Sou・Sou as tabi-shita (literally, under the tabi) socks, which are designed to be worn inside traditional jika-tabi footwear.
The set of socks comes in two pairs with different colors. The playful design of the Ghibli illustrations seems to match the traditional Japanese shape of the tabi-shita unexpectedly well!
3. Stained-Glass Styled Postcards (Large: ¥756/US$6.73; Small: ¥648/US$5.77)
These gorgeous postcards show lovely images from beloved Ghibli movies in stained-glass style. Place them near a window and the pictures should catch the light beautifully. Why not collect a set of them and create your own “Ghibli space” at home?
2. Museum Emblem Cookies (¥1,728/US$15.40)
These cookies are not only sweet to taste but sweet to look at as well! They’re decorated with the museum emblem and other Ghibli character motifs. And the tin they come in is also lovely and can be used to store other things once you’re done with the cookies.
1. Paper Craft Letter Card (¥410/US$3.45)
Of all the items we saw at the museum shop, we have to say, this is the item that impressed us the most. Yes, the pop-up postcards we showed earlier were amazing too, but this topped it all, because this letter card actually allows you to create a piece of animation in 3D!
If you’re a Ghibli fan who’s visited or done some research into the museum, you’ll probably know that one of the notable attractions there is the moving three-dimensional “Bouncing Totoro (Totoro Pyon Pyon)” Zoetrope. Well, this letter card is a recreation of that zoetrope. It’s quite reasonably priced too at ¥410 (US$3.45), so if you visit the museum, we highly recommend you purchase one!
We hope you've enjoyed our selection of must-buy items from the Ghibli Museum shop. We think they’re fun, original products befitting a creative outlet such as Ghibli. And, most of all, we wish anyone visiting the museum a truly magical time—we wouldn’t expect anything less from Ghibli, would we?
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