A 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, and her parents are on a family outing through the countryside when they come across an amusement park that has seemed abandoned.
Despite Chihiro's instincts about the park's creepy vibes, her parents explore the park and eventually discover and enter an empty restaurant filled with fresh food.
Chihiro's parents are magically turned into pigs, which scares her away. She then meets Haku, who explains that the park is actually a magical bathhouse—a holiday resort for supernatural beings who come to take a break from the earthly realm.
Haku explains that she must work here to free both herself and her parents from this mystical land.
Why this Nesting Doll?
In Roger Ebert's Spirited Away review, he notes that Miyazaki wrote the film for the ten-year-old daughter of a friend and associate producer, Seiji Okuda. While drifting, the film ultimately offers the young girl an advice on being a good girl — a good person.
Reviewers of Spirited Away often praise the film's stunning visuals. Indeed, in the film, Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli create stunning animation of magical places and creatures while telling a great story.
Miyazaki is the master for balancing all of these aspects, and since his retirement, we'll continue to look at Spirited Away as one of the greatest animated films of all time.
Yulia and some artists at Firebird family decided to immortalize this animated movie in a Russian nesting doll.
The Spirited Away Matryoshka is also developmental "Montessori" toy for kids. It is an excellent gift for every occasion, including birthdays, Halloween, and Christmas.
How we made this nesting doll
Our seasoned artists, experienced woodcarvers, and varnish-experts leveraged their skills and experience to create this lovely nesting doll.
Our dolls are handmade, with slight variations in each Matryoshka—which makes them charming and unique.
Size: Number, Height, Love (of the biggest dolls)
Spirited Away Matryoshka has three number variants:
- 1-piece doll — h =20 cm (7.8 inches) d=9 cm (3.54 inches)
- 5-pieces doll — h=10 cm (3.94 inches) d=5.5 cm (2.16 inches)
- 5 pieces doll — h=20 cm (7.8 inches) d=9 cm (3.54 inches)
- With all our love.
- Linden tree:
Linden trees produce soft and malleable timber, which has very little grain. A popular wood for model creation and intricate carving, Linden is the ideal choice for our lovely handmade dolls.
- Tempera paint:
Very long-lasting, and its colors do not deteriorate over time, unlike oil paints, which tend to darken with age. Tempera paint also dries quickly to produce a smooth matte finish.
- Eco-friendly varnish:
We use non-toxic, eco-friendly, VOC free, wood varnish. Varnish or lacquer brings out the grain and shine, adding a layer of protection and keeping the dolls looking new.