It looks like Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood is the place to go for exclusive Studio Ghibli anime merchandise during the first half of this month. 

That’s right, for a limited time, Ghibli fans will be treated to not one, but two pop-up shops right in the middle of Tokyo’s Shibuya area! From now until May 16, two Donguri Kyowakoku shops specializing in Studio Ghibli anime merchandise will be open at the Tokyu Toyoko Department Store connected to Shibuya Station. And the goods on offer are sure to delight Ghibli enthusiasts, as they’ll include advance-sale items as well as exclusive items available only at these pop-up shops.

The first of the two pop-up shops, the Donguri Kyowakoku store, is set up in the Tokyu Toyoko Department Store’s Pop-up stage A Corner, and the merchandise there includes a selection of advance-sale T-shirts made in collaboration with American apparel brand GBL.

▼ A selected number of Ghibli-themed GBL T-shirts which will officially be released in early June are available for advance sale at a price of 4,630 yen ( US$42).

Another lovely item that’s sure to catch the eye is the line of eyeglass cases decorated with  Sagara-style embroidery (Japanese embroidery similar to the French knot style), priced at 1,800 yen.

▼ The case comes in four designs featuring the anime My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart and Spirited Away. The delicate embroidery should make them great presents!

There’s also a cotton canvas tote bag decorated with a combination of Sagara embroidery and chain stitching.

▼ The 3,000-yen tote bag is available in four types, with designs from My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso and Spirited Away.

The second pop-up shop, the Closet by Donguri Kyowakoku, is set up in the Pop-up stage C Cornerof the department store and offers other exciting Ghibli products including newly released basket bags and accessory items.

The basket bags are available in two types, a tote bag (19,800 yen), and a long strap purse type shoulder bag (9,000 yen).

▼ The basket bags are made with quality abaca fiber and hand-embroidered with designs from either Kiki’s Delivery Service or My Neighbor Totoro.  They’re certainly a fun way to add a bit of sweet spice to your style.

The line of hand-made accessories available exclusively at the Closet store is also sure to capture the hearts of Ghibli fans. The delicate pieces are colorful and retro-chic, making them a delight to look at.

▼ Here’s the Totoro pin (4,300 yen) and earring (3,700 yen).

▼ There’s also a Kiki pin with the city of Koriko in the background (4,300 yen) and an earring of Kiki’s profile (3,900 yen).

They’ll apparently also have pins, earrings and necklaces featuring designs not only from My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service, but Whisper of the Heart as well, so fans will definitely want to check those out too.

The two pop-up shops are sure to be a treat for anyone fond of Studio Ghibli’s works, but they’re open only until May 16, so don’t miss this opportunity if you’re in Tokyo in the next two weeks!

Store information
Tokyu Toyoko Department Store / 東急百貨店
Address: 150-8319 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Shibuya 2-24-1 (connected to Shibuya Station)
〒150-8319 東京都渋谷区渋谷2-24-1 渋谷駅・東急東横店
(Pop-up stores on the 1st floor of Tokyu Toyoko Department Store’s West Wing)
Open: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.  (Pop-up Stage A will close at 6 p.m. on final day)
Until May 16

Sources: PR Times ,Benelic
Images: PR Times

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