Totoro Lamp


In honor of the roar of requests for Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s whimsical creations, we are proud to present our first anime lamp which, of course, features scenes from “My Neighbor Totoro.” May a thousand wandering soots scatter! Totoro (named by little Mei from the sound of his roars) is the mysterious keeper of the forest who reveals himself when he pleases. With his rabbit-like ears, bewildered eyes, and ever-enlarging grin (seen in the first panel), he can seem frightening at first. However, through his interactions with Mei and her older sister, Satsuki, we learn that Totoro is a soft-hearted spirit, fond of the sound of raindrops falling on an umbrella, travelling by a cat night bus, and making gifts of bundled acorns and seeds.

The first panel features Mei and Satsuki under an umbrella which doubles as Totoro’s grin. In the film, “My Neighbor Totoro,” it was on such a rainy day that Satsuki, while waiting for her father at a bus stop, encountered a giant Totoro with only a leaf on his head to keep him dry. Satsuki offers Totoro an umbrella which he delightfully accepts and holds above his head until the Catbus arrives and carries him away.

The umbrella was such an important motif in the film, that it featured again in the second panel, this time with Totoro’s tiny blue friend and tinier white friend using the umbrella as a boat as they drift away with their pile of acorns.

The third panel features the large camphor tree where Mei first encountered a sleeping Totoro after following his magical friends through a briar patch and falling through a hollow onto his belly. The Catbus is again on the run.

In the final panel, the entire cast of friends appear on a branch, fishing and happily together.

Please understand that each lamp is custom made, so the wood grains or shade will vary from the picture. But I do work to make sure each side matches on any individual lamp. Each Lamp is approximately 6” on a side and 12” tall. Each comes with a 6’ cord with an inline switch. The socket is either for an E12 AKA candelabra bulb or a regular bulb (not included). The wire is rated to 75 watts but to avoid heat buildup only high efficiency CFL or LED bulbs around 5 watts (60+ Watt equivalent) should be used. The wood is 5mm pine or sandalwood ply with a rice paper backing to provide for a wonderful contrast. The wood ships unfinished to allow the natural grain to shine, But you can stain or otherwise finish the wood relatively easily to your liking. I designed them so that once the panels are slid into the base the base cannot be removed, but for bulb changing the top can be pulled off relatively easily. Each Lamp can be made and shipped usually within three days to a week of ordering. But that time really depends on how many orders I am working on. I ship using USPS priority with the US...I can ship internationally for special requests but the shipping rate will depend on the details.

The entire Lamp is designed to be flat packed for ease of shipping but is simple to assemble.

**Copyright Notice**
Please note that your payment is for a creative service and the time spent designing and personalizing your unique lamp, which is permitted for one-time PERSONAL USE. This item is not a licensed product; all character images used are free and not being sold. I DO NOT SELL or claim ownership over the character clipart or graphics; they belong to their respective copyright holders. Items purchased are for one-time personal use only and are not to be re-sold for any reason.

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