Although I have waited for the opening of Donguri Republic Shop for a long time, I still took my time to enjoy the exhibition of Studio Ghibli in LCX. It’s a precious opportunity that you can commemorate Studio Ghibli’s great movies and scenes together.
As I mentioned before, in order to get into the shop (no matter just taking a look or purchasing), you need to wait in line. Waited for about 40 mins (lucky), I finally got into the Donguri Republic shop. When I stood in line, I already saw the huge fluffy Totoro (about 3 meter tall) in front of the shop entrance. He was the most popular photo shooting background in the store.
The Donguri Republic Shop was designed as a forest with wood boards and leaves.
Let’s take a look of the Donguri Republic shop from the left to the right. Next to the hug Totoro were the wood shelfs with many flower pots.
Although you couldn’t jump on the Totoro’s belly, you still have chance to have a ride on the huge Catbus.
Do you still remember the mouse lamp on the top of the Catbus?
The Totoro plush toys were piled up on the shelf. The price of the medium size one (on the right) was HKD 260.
Next to the plush toys’ shelves were hanging plenty of bag/cellphone accessories. Most of them were from “My Neighbor Totoro”.
On a wood tree were plastic finger puppies from the movies of Studio Ghibli.
The right part of the shop was divided for people lining up to pay (too crowded). So if you would like to take picture of this fluffy Totoro in the tree hole as well as many other merchandises on the right side of the shop, you need to stand into the line of paying. The following merchandises pictures were taken while I was standing in line.
Finally I arrived the cashier.
Insider Tips: The staffs coordinating the waiting lines as well as those in front of the Donguri Republic shop are from Japan. They are all Japanese and speak quite less English and Chinese. If you need any help, it’s better to ask the sale girls inside the shop.
I was there on the opening day of the Donguri Republic shop and many items have already been sold out, such as the plush toys of Mei and Susuwatari from “My Neighbor Totoro”.