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Satsuki and Mei's House
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: August 5, 2004 - 4:14 PM PDT
Last Reply: April 21, 2005 - 2:13 PM PDT

author topic: Satsuki and Mei's House
Cinenaut
post #1  on August 5, 2004 - 4:14 PM PDT  
A replica of the Kusakabe residence, a house of the 1950s in which the lead characters of Studio Ghibli's 1988 animated feature "My Neighbor Totoro" lived, will be built within the woods of the Expo site.

How cool is that?
hamano
post #2  on August 5, 2004 - 9:52 PM PDT  
Hee hee.... this expo is gonna be taking place just a few miles from my parents' house! Free lodging and food when we visit...

How cool is THAT???
Cinenaut
post #3  on August 6, 2004 - 8:37 AM PDT  
As Napoleon Dynamite would say: Luuucky!

The house seems so real when you're watching the movie, it's wonderful that they're recreating it. I wonder if there'll be soot sprites?
fdguarino
post #4  on August 6, 2004 - 8:47 AM PDT  
Is this an invitation?

-FDGuarino


> On August 5, 2004 - 9:52 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hee hee.... this expo is gonna be taking place just a few miles from my parents' house! Free lodging and food when we visit...
>
> How cool is THAT???
> ---------------------------------

hamano
post #5  on August 6, 2004 - 9:17 AM PDT  
> On August 6, 2004 - 8:37 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The house seems so real when you're watching the movie, it's wonderful that they're recreating it. I wonder if there'll be soot sprites?
> ---------------------------------

I'll check my palms and soles before leaving the house. I'm wondering if they'll scatter acorns here and there....
AFleming
post #6  on August 8, 2004 - 1:02 PM PDT  
If all goes as planned, my husband and I will be in Nagoya next summer. We'll definately check this out. How cool!
Cinenaut
post #7  on August 9, 2004 - 8:15 AM PDT  
Those of us that aren't able to make it will want a full report!
AFleming
post #8  on August 9, 2004 - 6:27 PM PDT  
> On August 9, 2004 - 8:15 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Those of us that aren't able to make it will want a full report!
> ---------------------------------

Sure thing! I'll take lots of pics.
hamano
post #9  on April 15, 2005 - 11:04 AM PDT  
Add your voice to this petition!


Dear Friends,

I am writing from the town of Tokorozawa, Japan, which is known to be the home of "My Neighbor TOTORO." And I am writing to you in connection with the Satsuki and Mei's house from this movie.

The house, where Satsuki and Mei moved in on one beautiful Sunday in May, has been restored meticulously to the movie for Expo 2005, currently being held in Aichi, Japan. The house will most likely be relocated somewhere after the Expo has finished in September this year.

We, the citizens of Tokorozawa, are making an attempt to bring this house back to our city, the hometown of TOTORO. Therefore we are currently subscribing a petition, and we need your support. I think many of the worldwide fans of TOTORO would agree that the house should be relocated where it really belongs.

We believe that the house will deliver the significant messages to the children and everyone on the Earth in the years to come. The movie is trying to convey the importance of the family ties, keeping a world of fantasy in the eyes of children even after growing up, and paying homage to the wisdom of nature.

It would be very much appreciated if you could pass on this message to your "neighbors" and friends to let them know of our cheerful activity. And should you wish to support us, click here and send your message!

Thank you.

Tokorozawa Junior Chamber, Inc.
hamano
post #10  on April 15, 2005 - 11:05 AM PDT  
> On April 15, 2005 - 11:04 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Add your voice to this petition!

Oh, scroll down the page and there's a form to write your message of support. They ask you for your name and hometown, but not your e-mail address.
hamano
post #11  on April 20, 2005 - 10:15 AM PDT  
See updated photos and plans for the house at the EXPO's new webpage for the Satsuki&Mei House. Wow, it looks just like the one in the movie! Look at those pictures of the hallway, and the study!
hamano
post #12  on April 20, 2005 - 11:18 AM PDT  
AFleming and anyone else who are thinking of going...

Send in your applications NOW!
Cinenaut
post #13  on April 21, 2005 - 1:30 PM PDT  
Somebody has to go! We need a report.
hamano
post #14  on April 21, 2005 - 2:13 PM PDT  
I'm going, but we might not get the tix for Satsuki and Mei's house. Apparently there's a crazy high demand to get in among the Japanese visitors to the EXPO, as well as a majority of the foreign visitors. They really should have built 5 or 6 of these houses...

I'm sending in my lottery application after I'm sure of the dates we'll be in Nagoya. The deadline for July is May 31.

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