I had such an amazing birthday weekend! I didn’t end up getting to see my best friend, which was a bummer, but I did get to spend my time relaxing in Central California with lifelong family friends. It was beautiful and rainy and just what I needed!

If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge Miyazaki fan. I mean, that should be obvious by the use of susuwatari (soot sprites) throughout my blog design, but I figured I’d point it out just in case:P This sweet drawing of Boh and Yu-Bird inspired me to scour Etsy for other adorable Spirited Away goodies!

Spirited Away was the first Miyazaki film I ever saw, so it holds a special place in my heart. It isn’t my personal favorite, but it’s definitely up there on my list of all-time best movies, and I’ll always love me some No-Face<3 This is just a handful of the cute stuff I found!


  1. Spirited Away Washi Tape | 2FooDogs
  2. Spirited Away Posters | SchioStudio360
  3. Boh & Yu-bird Tea Infuser | Kawaii Polymer Studios
  4. Soot Sprite Plush Pillow | Kawaii Atama
  5. No-Face Resin Necklace | KawaiiJellybean

What’s your favorite Miyazaki movie? Do you remember the first Miyazaki film you saw? They’re all so dang good! Except…I do fall asleep every time I try to watch Porco Rosso. Any one else have that problem?


  1. I’m pretty sure Spirited Away was the first of his films I ever saw and it will forever be one of my all time favorite movies. It would be rad to do a Miyazaki marathon some night 😀 I love the artwork and the soot pillow ohmygod. I watched Porco Rosso in a Japanese class, which is probably the only reason I watched it the whole way through lol. Do you have a fav? Or a fav-to-least for his movies?

  2. I love everything Miyazaki. I made my own watercolor splatter art with some of the characters. Still need to find a way to hang them though.

  3. Princess Mononoke is my absolute favorite. I watched it when I was 13 and I found it mind blowing, both in the story and art. I love that Spirited Away Washi tape!

  4. While I don’t like Anime, I do have a special place in my heart for Spirited Away. I love Soot Sprites and No-Face! Also my dog is named Sen, after the movie! 🙂

  5. Thanks so much for including Jonas and I in you blog! Was such a happy surprise and has totally made my day!

    Obviously love the Miyazaki theme, as I am a huuuge fan of his work. My favorite has to be Princess Mononoke- the story is so important in our world today and the visuals are just stunning.

    But as you can tell I have a special love for the creatures and all manner of cooky characters from Spirited Away <3

    • Of course, my dear! You two are awesome and I love promoting awesome people:P

      Princess Mononoke is one of my absolute favorites. The story is so applicable, even years after its release! Kudos to Miyazaki for centering on themes that still apply to the world and humankind<3

      • Thanks much! You’re da best 😀

        Exactly on point, I couldn’t agree more. His films are (especially Princess Mononoke) just timeless and speak great levels about his love for the world and compassion for humanity.

        I say more Miyazaki themed blogs in the future ^_^

  6. Happy (belated) birthday!

    Spirited Away was also my first Miyazaki movie and it’s still my favourite. This inspires me to try and draw some Spirited Away-themed pieces. The characters are just perfect for it – those soot sprites, just awwwww. 🙂

  7. The only film I have seen is Spirited Away, but my fiancé loves them so I’m sure I will get through the rest of them eventually.
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  8. Yes, yes, and more yes…that’s already obvious of course 😉 Totoro was the 1st I saw when I was a little girl. Too hard to rank for me, but Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Castle in the Sky are among the top with My Neighbor Totoro.

  9. Danielle Knapp Reply

    I actually just borrowed Spirited Away from a friend to watch – can’t wait 🙂

  10. I didn’t know how much I loved Miyazaki film until last year when I realized that basically every anime movie I like was made by him. I’ve loved Kiki’s Delivery Service (the first I saw) for as long as I can remember.

    I watched Spirited Away last year. LOVED it.

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