Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro at the Studio Ghibli official pop-up shop in San Francisco. The shop that is a collaboration between Kinokuniya USA and Her Universe will open be open from 12-6PM starting February 24 – March 18th at TOTO Concept 190 (near AT&T Park) and will feature exclusive items.
The pop-up interior design has been inspired by the forest where friendly spirt ‘Totoro’ lives in the animated film ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro – the story of two sisters, Satsuki and Mel and their whimsical interactions with the friendly forest spirit Totoro). The interior of the store will be forest green and have eco-friendly merchandise fixtures made of recycled cardboard and wall graphics of magical creators and critters from the film. Customers who purchase $100 or more at the pop-up will receive a free souvenir tote bag while supplies last. Admission to the shop will be free but large crowds are expected so online registration will be required please follow their twitter accounts and the KinokuniyaUSA site for details.
Keep up on the details of this magical wonderland celebrating ‘My Neighbor Toto’ by following @KinokuniyaUSA and @HerUniverse to learn of merchandise sneak peeks, announcements and other information.
About Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature of 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of “the most influential people” by TIME Magazine.
About Kinokuniya USA
Kinokuniya Bookstore was founded in 1927 in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan. In 1969, Kinokuniya opened its first overseas bookstore in San Francisco, California.
Our goal was to provide the Japanese community with books and magazines,
and introduce Japanese culture to the local community. Today, we have 11 stores in the U.S.. We honor our initial goal by offering a wide assortment of titles in Japanese and English in all our U.S. bookstores.
About Her Universe
Her Universe, the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, is the vision of Ashley Eckstein, actress, entrepreneur and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Ashley has been widely recognized as a business woman, Fangirl trendsetter and leading voice for female fandom. Founded in 2010, Ashley launched Her Universe with the mission to create stylish, fashion-forward merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. Ashley’s goal, from the beginning, was to build the company into a stand-alone entertainment and merchandise brand and, today, Her Universe is leading the way. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is just for boys, Her Universe has joined forces with some of the biggest names in the sci-fi/fantasy world to create fangirl apparel and accessories for such well-known names as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Marvel.
Today, Her Universe, a stand-alone subsidiary of Hot Topic, Inc., has expanded into entertainment and is also known as a lifestyle brand. Her Universe produces a “geek couture” fashion show every year at San Diego Comic-Con called The Her Universe Fashion Show, as well as a docu-series based about the fashion show for Comic-Con HQ. Recently, Her Universe announced it’s own publishing imprint called Her Universe Press with books to follow in 2017-2018.
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What’s the video you plan to submit? What does Pi mean to you? My favorite is apple <tee hee>, cherry (it’s my NAME!) and apple with a slice of cheddar and vanilla ice cream . I know they mean the mathematical equation but it SOUNDS like PIE and I do love sweets and Comic Con!
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Get your geek on with Nerdist, Hot Topic and Her Universe to belatedly celebrate Pi Day with the geekiest contest EVER. I know and you know that you want to go to SDCC so bad you’d sell your soul for the honor to be with your people this summer in San Diego. But despite your prayers and getting up at the crack of dawn you missed out because SDCC sold out in record time.
But take heart because thanks to
Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra want you to #beirrational for Pi Day
you have the opportunity to Instagram your way to San Diego Comic Con with FOUR day passes, flight, hotel and two tickets to the Nerdist Podcast Live!!! The contest start on Pi Day .. you know 3.14 but you have until March 31st to Be Irrational for Pi Day. Let me catch you up on what Pi Day is if you haven’t heard of the annual celebration commemorating the mathematical irrational number π observed on March 14th.
The “Be Irrational for Pi Day” contest gives fans the opportunity to create a funny, cool, smart, geeky, weird .. well whatever floats your boat showing how YOU celebrate Pi Day! You have until March 31st to create your own Instagram video featuring what Pi Day means!
You have to use the hashtag #BeIrrational and follow the rules listed at www.hottopic.com/PiDay. Here’s the grownup part rules that I think are SUPER important: must live in the US and 18 years or older for the rest of the rules click on the link to make sure your eligible to participate in the BEST contest ever to win the most EPIC four days of your life .. yes I said the most EPIC ever!!!
As you come up with your great Pi Day idea you might want to head over to Hot Topic for the tshirts that Chris and Chloe are wearing for inspiration! I’m not saying a tshirt will make you smart but for comic con tickets any bit of luck will help! So grab a slice of pie, get your mind thinking ABOUT Pi and create the instagram video that will knock the team’s socks off!
May the geek be with you ….
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