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I Must Live There: 'My Neighbor Totoro' House Built IRL

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This is a real life reproduction (complete with furnished interior!) of Satsuki and Mei's house from 'My Neighbor Totoro'. Apparently it was built back in 2005 For the World's Fair near Nagoya, Japan and was designed by Hayao Miyazaki's son GorĊ. Dammit, why didn't anybody tell me it's been around for so long? I could have already been living there for a while now. But nooooooooo, I'm holed up in a windowless studio apartment where the landlord doesn't even bother to give me a heads up before they fumigate. Now I feel like I'm mutating. And not in a good way like the ninja turtles, in a bad way like whoa, where did all these penises come from? I was totally cool with just the one. Two tops.

Hit the jump for a tour of the whole thing.

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Thanks to CC, who plans to go hunting the house for soot sprites.

There are Comments.
  • jay h

    WTF!? ACORNS AGAIN!?! ... WHERE DO THESE KEEP COMING FROM!?

  • Jeffery Dodds

    Are there any Camphor trees nearby? or Shinto shrines?

  • Jadis

    back left hand side (looking at it) seems smaller than in film. But everything seems to be there on the interior.

  • Elak Swindell

    I noticed that too. By the artwork photo at the top, the house went to the left, but the real one has gone the right inside. So, that doesn't make it exactly like the movie version in that respect. Everything else is perfect, though there isn't a shot of the attic stairs and that upstairs room with dust mote sprites.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Did they get the proper perrmits?

  • Butter Biscuits McGee

    Ha, my thoughts exactly. But seeing as though it's been around since 05' I doubt they'll run into any "Hobbit Hole" issues.

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