News English Website Opens to Preserve "Homeland of Totoro"
posted on 2008-04-09 22:29 EDT
The Totoro no Furusato (The Homeland of Totoro Foundation) has opened an English-language Totoro Fund website in its effort to preserve "the beautiful natural habitat and cultural assets of Sayama Hills and its surrounding areas." These lush green hills, located to the west of metropolitan Tokyo, helped inspired Hayao Miyazaki to create his 1988 classic, My Neighbor Totoro. A separate effort by The Council for the Conservation of Fuchinomori Forest protected another patch of forest that also inspired Miyazaki.