Totoro Forest Project

"The Totoro Forest Project is a fundraising exhibition/auction to support the non-profit organization, 'Totoro No Furusato National Fund', Oscar winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has been one of the big supporters of. The event will feature more than 200 pieces of original art especially created by internationally acclaimed artists in the fields of animation, comic books, illustration, and fine arts. Hayao Miyazaki has been actively supporting the preservation effort of Sayama Forest for more than ten years. This 8750 acre park in the outskirts of Tokyo is also known as Totoro Forest. It's in these woods in fact that the concept for the film My Neighbor Totoro was born.


"In the past few decades, the forest has been subject to urban development. Only continued support to the Totoro Trust Fund can help preserve this much needed island of green in the midst of Tokyo's urban sprawl. We intend to donate the entire proceeds of the project to this worthy cause.


"This event can also be a symbolic gesture, sending a strong message to the world in terms of environmental and social awareness.  Imagine artists from all over the world coming together to donate artwork to help conserve a forest they have never seen."

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool idea and all, but I can't see how the sale of a couple of thousand books will do a whole lot.

Still, I'm with 'em in spirit: the forests and fields of my childhood are long since gone, plowed-under and turned into sub-divisions and Strip Malls.
The very same is true of the toy stores of My Youth, where I once found bountiful yields of Micronauts, Mego character figures, and Dinky Toys -- all gone to make way for luxury and/or affordable housing, Subways, and Nail Salons.

VIVA TOTORO FOREST!!!!!

- DVC

Anonymous said...

Cool idea and all, but I can't see how the sale of a couple of thousand books will do a whole lot.

Still, I'm with 'em in spirit: the forests and fields of my childhood are long since gone, plowed-under and turned into sub-divisions and Strip Malls.
The very same is true of the toy stores of My Youth, where I once found bountiful yields of Micronauts, Mego character figures, and Dinky Toys -- all gone to make way for luxury and/or affordable housing, Subways, and Nail Salons.

VIVA TOTORO FOREST!!!!!

- DVC

DVC said...

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