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Suginami - Totoro's House / A-san's Garden 2 // 東京都杉並区 Aさんの庭 2
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Annual trip to Tokyo, August 2012. A small park in Suginami Ward known as A-san’s Garden (Aさんの庭).


So who’s A-san exactly?  Well I’ve no idea, but the park has kind of a round about connection to Ghibli’s Totoro. The story, as I understand it, goes like this – there used to be a nice house here dubbed Totoro’s House in reference to a fond mention made of it in the past by Mr Hayao Miyazaki from Studio Ghibli. The property was purchased by the Suginami Ward Office so that it could be preserved but a supected arson attack saw it destroyed. The block was subsequently resurrected as a park whose design was based on a sketch by Mr Miyazaki. So... yes, a Totoro and Ghibli connection there, if you will.

Here is a Japan Times article about this spot.

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