Paper Craft Kit Lets You Recreate the World of Spirited Away

Michele Debczak
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Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away (2001) is so beautifully animated it's easy to get lost in its immersive world. And just like the beloved film, these miniature paper scenes don't skimp on detail.

The village from Spirited Away is the latest addition to the line of paper craft kits produced by the Japanese company Sankei. The fine details have already been added, from the lettering on the storefronts to the plates of food inside the stall where Chihiro's parents have transformed into pigs. Each component is laser-cut from thick paper board and requires no folding or snipping to assemble. All you need to do is glue the pieces together to bring the scene to life.

The 4800 yen ($45) set is one in a series of paper crafting kits depicting village buildings featured in the film. Other DIY paper sculptures from the company include the castle from Howl's Moving Castle (2004), the bathhouse from Spirited Away, and the catbus from My Neighbor Totoro (1988). Sankei does ship overseas, and their products are available for purchase from Amazon Japan.

All images courtesy of Sankei.