- November 18 2015
Get some Ghibli goods in Donguri Republic at Ikebukuro!
Ghibli animations are now internationally popular, because of that, the reason to travel Tokyo is to see Ghibli museum for some visitors. However, if you want to go Ghibli museum, you need to make a reservation in advance and it’s quite hard. Unfortunately, I heard many tourists from abroad couldn’t get a chance to visit the museum.
But don’t get too disappointed as I’m going to give a great solution for Ghibli fans to cheer you up. I’d like to introduce official Ghibli’s character shops call “Donguri Republic（どんぐり共和国）“
So, let’s take a look inside Donguri Republic in Ikebukuro!
They sell seasonal new products every season
Donguri Republic always has different new products and some are seasonal limited editions. You’ll never get bored in the store. At the time I was there, the shop was full of summer colour!
Look Japanese fun printed in Totoro, isn’t it cute? I think it’s nice as souvenir gifts too!
The most popular one is Totoro!
When you go to the shop, you’re welcomed by a giant Totoro! It says ￥97200 on the price tag…. So actually you can purchase it… umm but how could you take it home? LOL
There’re lots of cute soft toys and they feel really good!
My god! Look at this cave! It looks like the one connected to the Totoro’s nest.
There’s a giant Totoro resting inside.
Here are the traditional Japanese style hand towels, made from cotton, call Tenugui with a cute Totoro print!
Totoro’s mug with its characters and its explanations in Japanese and English.
This plates look like only a normal flower print at the beginning but if you look carefully, there’re Mey chan and Totoro in it!
Even the bowls for miso soup have Totoro print! It’s a combination of traditional Japanese and animation.
There are plenty Totoro goods, like Japanese style poach and wallet and more.
The black cat Jiji’s goods from the popular Kiki’s Delivery Service!
Another huge range of goods selection were Jiji’s, from Kiki’s Delivery service.
A huge variety of goods such as tote bags, hand mirror, makeup porch and book covers etc..! A motif of Jiji’s design suits any kind of occasion, so I think Jiji is one of the girl’s favorite character.
Many selections of hand towels.
Here are the lunch boxes! It makes you happy at lunch time.
The goods from Spirit Away…
Seriously? There is a piggy bank of Kaonashi! I’m not sure Kaonashi could be the lucky item for saving money but it’s cute though.
Interesting photo frame! Why don’t you take this and put your memory picture of Japan?
This is a toy water garden with the motif of gods from spirit away! When you pour water from the top it says the water circulation looks beautiful.
There is a mug with same design of Totoro’s.
There are soft toys of Kaonashi and Chick! I love this Chick very much it’s a god too.
There are plenty more popular goods
This is the life-sized Baron the important character from “Whisper of the Heart”! Don’t you think if you take him home with you, you might get a fatal meeting near future?
This is the levitation stone from “Castle in the sky, Laputa” If you say “balse” to the stone it lights up! How exciting, isn’t it?
Don’t forget to take a photo with Totoro before you leave!
Don’t forget to take a photo with giant Totoro at bus stop which you can find on the way out of “Donguri Republic” in Sunshine Ikebukuro!
I hope you enjoyed Donguri Republic today.If you are Ghibli fan you’ll definitely love the place!
The stores are not only in Ikebukuro, but you can find in Tokyo Station and Soramachi under the Skytree.
Choose the place suits you the best!!