S.O.S! Ghibli Museum needs help at risk of closure! photo Anime Sweet
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S.O.S! Ghibli Museum needs help at risk of closure!

Dec 9, 2021, 8:27 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido

Writer

The museum dedicated to Ghibli studios are asking for overseas donations.

THE worldwide pandemic has undeniably affected more businesses than we can imagine all around the world.

Sadly, it is now hitting closer to businesses close to our childhood memories.

Japan’s Ghibli Museum is the latest institution to face the pandemic’s economic horror.

The enchanting facility hosts retrospectives of the anime from director Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli co-workers and short anime movies that aren’t available in the wild, typically drawing in visitors from all over Japan and overseas.

The museum, which has been in operation for 20 years, requires a range of repairs and major maintenance projects. The situation is so bad that the museum is now asking for donations. Studio Ghibli sent out a message through its official account on the LINE messaging and social networking app that the museum is now accepting donations from overseas fans too.

“Currently we’re operating in the red…and should the museum continue to draw upon our reserves of cash, we believe that the operations of the museum and scheduled maintenance is at risk.”

Not all countries are able to donate through the system they have set up, overseas donations for the museum can be accepted from Ghibli supporters in the United States, Canada, Australia and Singapore.

The smallest donation they accept is 5,000 yen, which is about P2,250. The museum also explained.

“As a token of appreciation, each donor will receive a Ghibli Museum Thank-You card by regular post. The donor shall receive a separate email from Mitaka City with further instructions on how to receive this card.”

Things are already looking good, as the museum was hoping to make 10,000,000 yen and as of the current report from the museum, the donations already reached 34,653,759 yen or around P15,360,607.

Tags: #entertainment, #movies, #Japan


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