Totoro from My Neighbour Totoro and Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service are the stars of the show this year.

As we make our way through the fukubukuro lucky bags released around Japan at the start of the New Year, there’s always one that we look forward to buying, and it’s the fukubukuro from Donguri Kyowakoku, the Japanese retail chain that sells officially licensed Studio Ghibli goods.

This year we picked up their 3,000 yen (US$26.65) lucky bag, which contained the following bounty of gorgeous Studio Ghibli merchandise.

Inside the dark grey tote that everything came packed in was another, much smaller mini tote bag. Called the “My Neighbour Totoro Monthly Tote Bag”, this one comes with an adorable yellow-orange Totoro with the number 2, for February, scrawled across his belly.

There were also two small hand towels featuring Jiji the magical black cat from the film Kiki’s Delivery Service.

▼Jiji also made an appearance on a cute zippered pen case.

The other items in the bag featured Totoro from the world-famous 1988 feature film My Neighbour Totoro. There was a cute lunch box bowl…

▼ A stainless steel drinking flask…

▼ An 80-piece “Art Bowl” jigsaw set…

▼ And an adorable soup spoon, complete with case, perfect for all the hot soups we’ll be having at work over winter.

While the Donguri Kyowakoku fukubukuro are known to contain different items, meaning you can’t be entirely sure of what you’ll get until you open up your purchase, they always represent good value for money, given the high retail price point of Studio Ghibli licensed goods.

With more than eight items for just 3,000 yen, these fukubukuro typically sell out within hours of going on sale at stores on January 1, so if you want to get your hands on one of these, be sure to get in line early on new Year’s Day next year!

Related: Donguri Kyowakoku Store List
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