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Studio Ghibli fetes 'My Neighbor Totoro' at 30 with swag galore

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of animated film "My Neighbor Totoro," Studio Ghibli's rolls out a pop-up shop filled with exclusive treats.

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Studio Ghibli pop-up shop

Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki, is throwing a pop-up shop party in San Francisco to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film "My Neighbor Totoro." 

Join us we explore the swag on offer at the shop, all reflective of the unique world of Studio Ghibli. 

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The photo-op

This wall is the perfect place to take a souvenir photo. Recognize the characters on the wall? Tell me about it on Twitter @TaniaGlezAZ.

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Books Kinokuniya

Books Kinokuniya is one of the hosts of the pop-up shop. Its display includes DVDs and books such as "My Neighbor Totoro," "The Art of Howl's Moving Castle," "Spirited Away," and even some editions in Japanese.

Most of the merchandise comes directly from Japan and will only be available at the pop-up shop.

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Her Universe

Studio Ghibli-inspired creations from Her Universe are also available at the shop. 

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A Kiki kinda blouse

This blouse is inspired by the movie "Kiki's Delivery Service."

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Surprise!

A lot of the small envelopes around the store contain surprises. You can see some of the available contents in these boxes, but you don't know which one you'll be getting. 

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Not your ordinary towels

I was a little skeptical of these towels at first. But open them and you can see the incredible artistry in each piece.

Note that the stand is made from recycled cardboard. A big part of the message of "Totoro" is reconnecting with nature and protecting the environment.

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Totoro was everywhere

You'll find all kinds of plush toys.

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All sizes

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Three dimensional puzzles!

This display shows some beautiful three-dimensional puzzles, including this one featuring with Kiki on her broom.

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Chihiro

My personal favorite: Chihiro.

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Bathroom break

If you're attending the event, be sure to check out the immersive bathroom experience, courtesy of Toto

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Totoro welcomes you to the bathroom

The bathrooms are decorated with big Totoros or portraits with scenes from the movies.

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The washlet

I've never tried a smart toilet before so I had to explore it because, well, I work at CNET. 

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The smart toilet

Check out the projections, music and tour guide in my Instagram highlights.

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Make you own soot sprite

You can create your own sprite and put it on display.

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A wall of soot sprites

I saw clever ones that others had made. I'm sure this wall will soon be completely covered with sprites.

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More incredible puzzles

The pop-up shop opened its doors to the public Saturday and will remain open through March 18 daily from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 190 King St. in San Francisco. You have to make online reservations to get into the store and you can do that here.

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Kiki inspired purse

The film "Kiki Delivery Service" inspired this Her Universe purse. 

See more Studio Ghibli-inspired designs in the Her Universe runway gallery from our San Diego Comic-Con 2017 coverage.

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More surprises

80 percent of the merchandise in the San Francisco store was shipped from Japan.

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The exclusives

The black and white T-shirts on the table are exclusive to the pop-up shop. 

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Postcards and more

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Princess Mononoke

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Happy birthday, Totoro!

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