Whisper of the Heart’s new antiquarian collections are now available at Donguri Kyowakoku stores


Give your home an antique feel with these beautiful home items.

heart whisper, though perhaps not as famous as the Oscar winner Spiritual departure or appreciated by critics Princess Mononoke, is still widely regarded as one of Studio Ghibli’s best anime films. The 1995 film, which tells the story of bookworm Shizuku as she tries to track down a young man who shares the history of her library, features an antique shop full of eccentric curiosities which left a strong impression in the minds of many fans.

This antique shop is an inspiration new collection of goods now available on Ghibli Donguri Kyowakoku chain of specialty stores. For starters, there are some new items that fans are sure to love two cups with a Christmas atmosphere (2,420 yen [US$17.75] everyone).

They feature Shizuka and Seiji’s backstory, including their meeting and growing together, surrounded by images of items in an antique shop and other themes from the film.

It also exists two porcelain coasters designed to look like stained glass (990 yen each). Their colorful designs feature either a portrait of the Baron and Louise, a pair of statues that appear in a beloved antique shop, or the dwarf king and elf princess whose story is told in the film.

A collection of curiosities figurines found in an antique shop are also available. They sell for 1,320 yen each, but the packaging doesn’t indicate what’s inside, so which item you get is a surprise! There are eight figures in total, incl one mysterious figure which has not been disclosed.

However, if you do not want to risk getting your favorite, you can buy it box setwhich includes all eight for 10,560 yen.

And if you’re one of the first to get it, you’ll get it free special Shiro Nishi collectible figure, the owner of an antique shop, is sitting in a rocking chair with a pipe in his hand. They’re only available in limited quantities, so you’ll want to buy a box set sooner rather than later.

These items are Available now in all Donguri Kyowakoku stores across the country as well as via their online store. You can also buy with both methods newly released, best-selling Whisper of the Heart themed items just as this wonderful table clock, which appeared in the film as an old clock under repair. It sells for 20,000 yen.

It is also available luxury baron statuea cat in a suit whose figurine Shiro picked up while studying abroad in Germany.

Its eyes are made of green tiger eye stones, which are said to have energizing properties that help with concentration, determination and motivation. Would be a great gift for Whisper of the Heart a fan, especially one about to start a new venture. It sells for 19,000 yen.

At last, two wrist watchesmanufactured by Seiko as part of the Alba line and equipped Whisper of the Heart themes, have been redesigned and are now available for pre-order for 17,600 yen. Both have faces of the dwarf king and elf princess staring at each other from afar, a nod to their inability to meet beyond 12:00.

But although they have the same face, each watch has a different style. One has a gold border with a rich brown band and the other has a rose gold band with an ivory band. Each of them is beautiful and stylish; which one you choose is just a matter of preference!

Both watches enter special box that looks like a fairy tale book that you might even want to put on display.

The pre-sale of the watches is available both in-store and online and will run until January 31. A limited number of pre-ordered watches will ship in February and the rest in June, so order sooner rather than later if you want!

All of these items have a beautiful aesthetic to match the movie and the antique shop depicted in it. If you are a fan of this movie, you will surely appreciate it. And if you haven’t seen the movie, what are you waiting for? You’ll definitely want to see it before moving on to the live sequel!

Connected with: Donguri Kyowakoku online store
Source, images: PR times

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