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    Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Japanese filmmaker Goro Miyazaki, recently modeled merchandise coming soon to Ghibli Park. 

    On Monday, the official Ghibli Park Twitter account tweeted, “In a very serious meeting about new products,” along with two pictures of Goro, who is also the creative head of Ghibli Park planning.

    In the first picture, Goro can be seen wearing a yukata kimono.

    Originally worn as bathrobes, yukata are typically made from cotton instead of materials such as silk.

    In Studio Ghiblis “Spirited Away,” the Ushi-oni wear similar yukata featuring the Kanji character for abura. The character is meant to signify the bathhouse that the spirits visit to restore themselves. The yukata that Giro models features the face of the character No-Face from “Spirited Away,” along with Kanji characters. 

    A Twitter user merged the photo of Goro with a scene from the award-winning film on Monday. 

    In the second picture, Goro can be seen wearing a necklace from the Studio Ghibli film “Princess Mononoke.”

    Worn by the character San, also known as Princess Mononoke, the necklace is another classic piece that Studio Ghibli lovers will surely recognize.

    Though pricing and release dates for the new items have not yet been released, Mononoke Village, a new area of Ghibli Park, will reportedly open later this year.


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