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The Only Studio Ghibli Pop-Up In The U.S. Is Coming To L.A. Next Month
Certain films, certain stories, certain storytellers gain devoted fans because of the immersive, reflective, and wholly original worlds they create. Director Hayao Miyazaki and his famed Studio Ghibli are just such storytellers. Films like My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke have repeatedly brought joy and comfort and wonder to fans for decades. Now, U.S. fans can own a piece of Ghibli's world.
Mid-city shop JapanLA will be hosting the official Studio Ghibli Pop-Up from June 24 to July 24. The pop-up will be the only one in the United States, so expect crowds.
A launch party will be held on June 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to the event's Facebook page, attendees will receive a free Totoro pin with purchase of $30 or more. Also available for sale will be limited edition "JapanLA x Studio Ghibli" enamel pins and an exclusive "JapanLA x My Neighbor Totoro" jacket. And for those who want to commemorate the occasion, a free Totoro photobooth will be clicking away from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Be sure to RSVP for the event on the Facebook page here.
JapanLA is located at 7320 1/2 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323)934-5201
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