This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.
However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.
That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.
Just a unique take when you have all of the context.
And also, the red lanterns spell out ‘おいで’ which translates to “Come here” or “Come in” :)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
Joe Hisaishi and Hayao Miyazaki at the Studio Ghibli 25 Years Concert in Budokan.
Scultped model of the Spirited Away Bathhouse.
This is an automatic reblog.
Is that the terrifying staircase to the boiler room I see?
This is the most beautiful thing i’ve seen.
"THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."
1 hour of Studio Ghibli movie soundtracks ~
T1 - 風の谷のナウシカから / Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
T2 - 天空の城ラピュタから / Laputa: Castle in the Sky
T3 & 4 - となりのトトロから / My Neighbor Totoro
T5 - 火垂るの墓から / Grave of the Fireflies
T6 & 7 - 魔女の宅急便から / Kiki’s Delivery Service
T8 - おもひでぽろぽろから / Only Yesterday
T9 & 10 - 紅の豚から / Porco Rosso
T11 - 耳をすませばから / Whisper of the Heart
T12 - もののけ姫から / Princess Mononoke
T13 - 千と千尋の神隠しから / Spirited Away
T14 - 猫の恩返しから / The Cat Returns
T15 - ハウルの動く城から / Howl’s Moving Castle
T16 - ゲド戦記から / Tales from Earthsea
T17 - 崖の上のポニョから / Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
T18 - 借りぐらしのアリエッティから / Arrietty
T19 - コクリコ坂からから / From Up on Poppy Hill
Spirit Parallels: Wan’s Tale and Spirited Away
okay but seriously
when i want a hug what i really want is a Ghibli hug.
because i mean-
in the WORld
It’s never bad time for a Miyazaki food gif.
Ghibli characters writing - Studio Ghibli
U N E X P E C T E D F R I E N D S H I P S
崖の上のポニョ - ponyo
I don’t want it; I don’t need it.
this scene is even more creepy when you realize Spirited Away was a metaphor for the sex industry in Japan
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