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Global Artists Raise Funds for 'Totoro's Birthplace'

posted on by Egan Loo
Art auction at Pixar Studios to protect forest inspiration for My Neighbor Totoro

A group of international artists are raising funds to support The Totoro no Furusato Foundation, a community effort to preserve the Sayama Hills area that was one of the inspirations for Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro. Since 1990, the National Trust of Totoro no Furusato ("Totoro's Birthplace") has received over US$3 million in contributions to slowly buy parcels of the 8,650 acres of greenery west of metropolitan Tokyo. This fund is separate from another Miyazaki-led effort to protect a patch of trees that has also been called "Totoro's Forest."

The artists have created and donated pieces that will be auctioned on September 6 at the Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. Some of the pieces will be on display at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum from September 20 to December 7, and a second batch of pieces will be on display at the same site from November 6 to February 20.

Source: Japanator

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