Long time readers may recall my girlfriend's love for making things Totoro related - including my Valentines Day card and some Halloween pumpkins - and after a busy few months she finally got round to adding something new to the ...Read More


With the English language release of Ponyo imminent, and his recent promotional and speaking visit to the US causing a stir, there's no denying that there's a buzz around Hayao Miyazaki at the moment. And it's a buzz that's not ...Read More


A couple of quick news updates for you: this Sunday (May 3rd) sees the annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival's annual Anime All Nighter swing into action - highlights this year being a showing of the controversial Ghost in the Shell ...Read More


Some of you may remember that I picked up several special treats on my visit to the Ghibli Museum in November. Chief among them was the Blu-ray of the Kazuo Oga Exhibition: Ghibli No Eshokunin - The One Who Painted ...Read More


I never tire of how my partner manages to make something Totoro related for special days, but I was particularly impressed when I she gave me this fantastic card this morning - so much so I had to share. Look ...Read More


As mentioned in an earlier post, we survived the melee of the Ghibli Museum shop, even if we were left more than a few thousand yen poorer by the experience… First of our spoils is this beautifully printed Mei and the ...Read More


Despite having been boringly safely back in the UK for over a month now, I’m still only just managing to mentally process everything we saw and experienced in Tokyo. A major highlight for us, in fact one of the main ...Read More


You could be forgiven, on first arriving at Asakusa on the Ginza subway line, that you've descended into Japanese tourist-trap hell. And to some extent you'd be right; it certainly seems to be the most touristy place I visited in ...Read More


Kiddy Land is a pretty mainstream toy shop, and wouldn't normally warrent a mention here - except that this is Tokyo, and mainstream means something completely different. Spanning five floors, of most interest are the anime and Ghibli sections. While ...Read More


Halloween isn't that big a deal in the UK - many people here see it as a bit too commercialized and American - I know people that view trick and treating as begging, or even pretend to be out ...Read More