My Neighbour Totoro is one of Studio Ghibli‘s most beloved films. Children and adults alike have been entranced by the magic and charm of the forest spirit Totoro and his all encompassing roar. One of the most popular scenes in the movie is when the little girl Mei lies down on the giant Totoro’s very soft belly and has a little snooze. I don’t know about you, but it made me want to go search for my own forest spirit, as seriously, Totoro looks like a comfy one.
So if the thought of stretching out on your very own Totoro appeals to you, you will be pleased to know that it can now be a reality (kind of). For a very reasonable sum of $288 (roughly £166), which includes international shipping, Ebay store China Doll’s House, will send you your very own My Neighbor Totoro cushion bed – and no, unlike most models it is not child sized. It is built to accommodate two adults, so it looks like the adults get to edge in on the fun this time round.
The cushion mattress is 8-10 inches thick, it is very soft and is a 100% green product. The tail also detaches to be used as an optional pillow.
This bed is a little out of the ordinary, I mean it is not every day that you get to snuggle into a bed that embodies the spirit of childhood magic. So if you have a bit of love for things that are a little bit different, and you still look for the magic in the everyday, or if you are just mad about Hayao Miyazaki‘s awesome creation – this might just be the bed for you. I think it makes a nice change from the run of the mill futons you can get. Plus, this is the kind of bed that might just hug you back…
What do you think? Is this Totoro bed the right measure of crazy? Would you buy this bed?