The Study Museum Ghibli, dedicated to the Japanese animation studio created by Hayao Miyazaki and that has among its productions the multi-award-winning Spirited Away avoided its final closure thanks to a donation of 22 million yen (almost 200 thousand dollars) that came from a campaign collaborations of their fans.
On July 16, the studio launched a micro-channeling campaign to raise enough funds to overcome the economic crisis driven by the pandemic. In just 24 hours, the institution managed to raise the initial target amount (10 million yen).
The Ghibli Museum has experienced several closures in recent months due to the pandemic. The space closed on February 25, 2020 for the first time and reopened in July of last year. It was then forced to close its doors for the second time on April 25 of this year, reopening last June.
The institution is dedicated to presenting different works of the study as Princess Monoke, Howl’s Moving Castle O The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
It also has life-size replicas of various iconic elements from Miyazaki’s films such as Catbus (from My neighbor totoro) or the golem of the kingdom of Lapuntu (from The castle in the sky).