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Totoro and Even Nekobus! Studio Ghibli’s Characters Reappear as Children’s Cold Weather Gear

My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most popular among the many Studio Ghibli movies that have fans both in Japan and abroad, and cold weather gear for children featuring characters from it have been released. Here are some items from the series that are especially adorable.

Donguri Republic Releases My Neighbor Totoro Cold Weather Gear

BENELIC Co., Ltd., (President: Takahiro Ogura; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), which manages Donguri Republic, a store selling products based on Studio Ghibli characters, has released the My Neighbor Totoro Pom Pom Kurosuke Series (4 items) of cold weather gear for children as well as Nekobus (Catbus) scarves and mittens online and at Donguri Republic stores around Japan. They are all so adorable, it will be hard to resist them once you see them.

Donguri Republic Releases My Neighbor Totoro Cold Weather Gear

1. Pom Pom Kurosuke Series

The Pom Pom Kurosuke Series consists of cold weather goods that feature the pom poms of Makkuro Kurosuke. Makkuro Kurosuke refers to the soot spirits that appear in Ghibli movies. They are adorable round creatures that are jet black and have round eyes. They are hugely popular among Ghibli fans.
The series includes a knitted scarf, hat, gloves, and a drawstring purse. The Makkuro Kurosuke are cute design elements that add a flair to each item. The products depict Totoro and friends in a winter scenery and can be purchased together for a perfectly coordinated winter outfit.

※As worn

Product name: My Neighbor Totoro Pom Pom Kurosuke Series Knitted Scarf Hide-and-Seek Kurosuke
Price: 2,300 yen (excl. tax)
Size: W13cm × H106 cm
Material: Outer material 100% acrylic; Lining 100% polyester

Product name: My Neighbor Totoro Pom Pom Kurosuke Series Knitted Hat Hide-and-Seek Kurosuke
Price: 2,200 yen (excl. tax)
Size: Head circumference 52 - 56cm
Material: Outer material: 100% acrylic; Lining: 100% polyester

2. Nekobus Series

My Neighbor Totoro Nekobus Knitted Scarf

Nekobus is the large, bus-shaped cat that appears in My Neighbor Totoro that runs around with Totoro and other characters on board. Its grinning face is quite cute. The My Neighbor Totoro Nekobus Knitted Scarf is designed so the cat face comes right in front when you wrap it around once. The plump paws and tail are cute features.

※As worn


Product name: My Neighbor Totoro Nekobus Knitted Scarf
Price: 2,300 yen (excl. tax)
Size: W13cm × H98cm
Material: Outer material: 100% acrylic; Lining: 100% polyester

My Neighbor Totoro Nekobus Mittens

My Neighbor Totoro Nekobus Mittens have an adorable design with silicone paw pads on the palms.

Product name: My Neighbor Totoro Nekobus Mittens
Price: 1,900 JPY (excl. tax)
Size: W8cm × H15cm
Material: Outer material: 100% acrylic; Lining: 100% polyester; Rubber part: Silicone

Both series have warm and gentle colors and are designed to suit all genders. The hat and gloves have fleece lining and the knitted scarves are lined with faux fur, so they are effective at keeping the cold out. There are many other adorable items in addition to those introduced here, so be sure to visit a Donguri Republic store the next time you're in Japan!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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