Monday, February 16, 2009

Totoro's so Sad

Totoro's house (the house they based the anime on) burned down. They're thinking it was arson.


Breaks my heart. Makes me mad.


14 comments:

Tigermama said...

Oh No! That`s awful. :(

Pat said...

I am slightly fascinated by fire - ok, it hypnotizes me...but I don't understand arson. How sad!!!

Jim Melvin said...

You sure it wasn't okyuu?

Kappa no He said...

Tigermama, isn't it?

Pat, I do understand the fascination. I'm the one at camp just starring into the campfire for hours.

Jim, you crack me up. Ironically enough, if someone had been living there that would have been a possibility. I can't tell you how many fires here I've seen (or heard about) started by incense/candles on family altars.

laughingwolf said...

what's wrong with people? grrrrrrr

Gina said...

That's horrible!!! : (

Kappa no He said...

Agree and agree. I'm going to post something happier soon. I promise.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That's so sad!

Girl Japan said...

What is wrong with these people... ERR!

Kappa no He said...

I haven't heard any other news about it. I need to see if they caught anyone. I am convinced that they should have cameras on everything valuable. I mean so many priceless Buddhist statues have been stolen recently.

Hilary said...

I can't say that I know all that much about Anime, but fires are such sad events.. even more so when it's arson.

Mary Witzl said...

I've just seen this and I wish I hadn't: Totoro's house burned down? Our whole family LOVES that movie!

I never realized there was an actual house the movie was based on. Where is it? For some reason, I always figured it must be in Chiba, somewhere along the Boso Peninsula.

From the photo, it looks as though there is still something left to rebuild. Is there, I wonder?

Kappa no He said...

Mary, I'll see if I can dig up any news articles as to what happened. They reported it then promptly stopped. As I recall the house was in Tokyo (!) Suginami-ku, so sort of the outskirts. My husband said they were actually renting it out for a long time. Recently it was uninhabitated.

Ello said...

now that's just sad. My kids love that movie - although I think it is very strange. Oh well, that crazy person in Korea burned down a national landmark so people are just horrid sometimes.