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Look: Japan’s Studio Ghibli Store Is Every Fan’s Dream Come True

Get your wallets ready!
by | August 19, 2020


Studio Ghibli fans know that getting a ticket to the Ghibli Museum can be a pain. But you don’t have to go to the Ghibli Museum to get the official merchandise of famous Studio Ghibli films. Donguri Kyowakoku or Donguri Republic (どんぐり共和国) is the official store of Studio Ghibli in Japan, and they’ve got over 30 different branches across Japan.

Inside Donguro Republic

 

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Fun fact: The English translation of Donguri Kyowakoku is “acorn republic” which fits the theme of the store perfectly. The store is decorated with tree branches across the ceilings, natural wood shelves, and many of them even have a life-size Totoro on display.

 

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You’d need to prepare your emotions as the store is full of different Studio Ghibli merchandise that will have your heart jumping with glee. They play Studio Ghibli songs on loop to complete the atmosphere.


 

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Some stores have a Donguri Bank, which allows customers to bring in acorns they have collected. These are brought to Okawa, a small village in Shikoku to help reforestation. For every 100 acorns, customers are eligible to receive an oak sapling in return.

 

What You Can Buy

You’ll be able to get a lot of limited edition products that are made with the highest quality of materials that you’ll surely use for a long time. Here’s some of the merchandise you can buy at the store:

Ponyo bucket: ¥640+tax

 

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Catbus umbrella: ¥2,800+tax

 

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Kiki’s Delivery Service canvas tote: ¥2,800+tax

 

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Hide and Seek Small Totoro: ¥300+tax

 

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Kiki’s Delivery Service Dress: ¥6,800+tax

 

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Catbus hat: ¥2,800+tax

 

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Iron-on patches: ¥700+tax each

 

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You can also check out their online store to see what they have available. (Unfortunately, they don’t ship internationally.)

 

Donguri Republic Locations

With over 30 Donguri Republic (どんぐり共和国) shops in Japan, you’ll surely be able to buy all the studio Ghibli merch you want anywhere in Japan! Donguri Republic also has branches in Taipei and Hong Kong.

 

Have you ever visited a Donguri Republic store?


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