Monday, 23 March 2015

Picture of the Day: Totoro Sighting

Look who's here to greet customers!
Last night before going to the Cassandra Wilson concert, YTSL and I had some time to kill and decided to check out the Donguri Republic store in LCX in Ocean Terminal.

Can we catch a ride on the cat bus?
She led the way -- as she'd been there before -- and was a kid in a candy store as soon as we arrived. Donguri Republic is the first store outside of Japan to offer merchandise related to characters created by Studio Ghibli.

Some favourite animated films include My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Spirited Away.

A massive furry Totoro greeted customers -- though he was a rock hard shell underneath -- and further inside was the large Cat Bus in My Neighbor Totoro. People could go inside this bus for photos, and buy all kinds of stuff from bibs for babies to jigsaw puzzles, finger puppets, books, face towels and even Ponyo made of Baccarat crystal!

We were in the store for some 15 minutes, when YTSL got all nostalgic listening to a particular song playing on the store's sound system and promptly bought the CD! These are the kinds of customers Donguri Republic are catering to!

Lots and lots of Totoros!
Donguri Republic LCX Harbour City
Shop 19, LCX Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City
Tsim Sha Tsui
2376 3363

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