March 2nd, 2007

20111112, Marilee

o/~ Totoro, Totoro! Totoro, Totoro! o/~

After reading a story of Japanese spirits in January, I put My Neighbor Totoro back on my Netflix queue. It was just as wonderful as the first time. A man and his daughters move out to the country while his wife is in the hospital. The girls explore the neighborhood and meet forest spirits, totoros, who help them. When the younger daughter runs away to find the hospital, it's the totoros who help the older daughter find her. Beautiful animation and fanciful ideas!