Hayao Miyazaki figurines raise money for Japanese tsunami relief efforts
Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films have delighted millions of fans for their charm, humanity, and sheer beauty. He has been in and out of retirement a few times already, but perhaps his retirement announcement in September is final. Fortunately, you can pre-order a commemorative Miyazaki figurine to always keep a little reminder of him with you.
Illustrator Martin Hsu and Bigshot Toyworks have joined forces to create limited edition “miya-san” figurines in the likeness of Hayao Miyazaki to benefit the “Karakuwa-Maru” organization’s restoration of Karakuwa in Kesennuma City, Japan, which was destroyed by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. There will be a total of 300 figures, and each will cost $95. They are expected to ship in April.