The Japanese animation “My Neighbor Totoro” released in 1988 has been acknowledged as a cultural icon. The story of the two young sisters and their adventures with the wood spirits has the candor and innocence that define childhood spent at the country-side. The bunny-owl spirit comes to them as a friend and a comfort, while their mother is in hospital and their father is busy working at the university. Totoro’s fans are those who are still children in their hearts, regardless of their real age. For these enthusiasts we have searched the web to find the cutest gifts with a drop of Nippon culture.
Pen and notebook in wooden covers. This is a thoughtful gift for the creative individuals, artists or for those who love to keep a diary, away from the eyes of curious people. Give this to those who need a guardian of their ideas and need to feel protected.Buy Now | $18.99+
This is a cool kit to create your own Totoro mouse pad from pieces. Lots of fun and you can enjoy the product of your work for a long time. You will need to sew it yourself. In the Japanese culture, performing such an action on an object makes it borrow your energy and makes it truly yours.Buy Now | $9.99+
Your phone need protection too. Why not cover it in a giant silicone Totoro case to make sure it is safe from bumps and scratches? If you have another type of phone, just browse further until you fit the right one for your device.Buy Now | $9.95+
Initially there was just one girl, that Miyazaki divided into the characters of the two daughters.
This is a unisex hoodie to keep you warm in spring and autumn while hugging you in its Totoro shape. Transform yourself doring cosplay or just proudly wear it outside as a way of saying I am not adult enough to forget about my inner child.Buy Now | $30.99+
This is a classical school-bag, much like the one Satsuki would have had. Most suitable by size for pre-teens and can make a wonderful gift for those who need a bit of motivation to leave the comfort of their own home and head to school.Buy Now | $32.99+
Onesies are not only for babies. Anybody can become a Totoro with this soft warm pijama. It requires an out of this world sense of humor. Give this to the girl (or the guy) that you want a huge hug from, once they have put it on. Get them a leaf umbrella too.Buy Now | $27.00+
Music boxes are a way to permanently trap beauty. Japanese culture honors music and giving one of these delicate gifts shows respect and appreciation for the receiver, spoiling them with a piece of quality work.Buy Now | $36.57+
In Japan, cats are believed to have magical shape-changing powers if they get old enough, thus a catbus makes sense.
Allow your child to feel hugged by this Totoro chair. It is soft, made out of plush and cotton. Stimulate his imagination by asking him to make up a story of his own about where Totoro would take him. Adults will only be sad it does not come in a bigger size.Buy Now | $66.90+
Although there is no pink Totoro in the movie, this nice bed set is a version dedicated to girls. As there have been reported numerous variants of the initial Totoro, even a combination with a minion, we can think of the pink Totoro as a crossover with Hello Kitty.Buy Now | $60.00+
There are 3 types of Totoros: gray, blue and white, in the decreasing order of their sizes.
Not all music boxes come with a ballerina. This cute version displays a Oh-Totoro and is guaranteed to put a smile on any girl's face that is in love with the friendly furry creature of the forest. Can be used for jewelry, secret notes or mementos.Buy Now | $72.00+
This stuffed toy is most simple Totoro item to give to someone in need of a hug. The model comes with details and is soft and cuddly, great for all children aged over 1 year. This could be the kind of toy that sticks with you from early childhood to college years.Buy Now | $89.99+
A Totoro plush makes an appearance in Pixar’s Toy Story 3.
A beautiful piece to gift to the Totoro fan. The unique print created by Victor Vercesi is handsomely framed as well as signed as an Open Numbered Edition with a certificate of authenticity. The Tonari No Totoro portrait will be a welcomed edition to any home.Buy Now | $205.00+
This bed is the tool to raise a new generation of Totoro fans. The huge sleeping bag acts like a bed that hugs you, comforts you and protects you from the outside world. This is like owning your Totoro that takes good care of you.Buy Now | $218.00+
Totoro is speaking to his fan’s inner child, that part of us that refuses to grow up, much like the Western World has Peter Pan. Even as grown-ups we need love, comfort, and reassurance. Mei is that part of us that was left behind as we matured. Therefore, any merchandise that will appeal to Totoro fans should have a childish part to it, a comforting feeling or an everlasting feeling of being protected in a fantasy world.