One of the most surprising highlights of a trip to Tokyo’s Ghibli Museum is the spinning, mind-bending zoetrope on the ground floor.
The “Bouncing Totoro 3-D Zoetrope“, as it’s known, is a beautiful homage to the zoetrope, a pre-film animation device that became popular in the 1830s.
Each glass in the set features the character’s best poses from the zoetrope, carefully selected for ultimate cuteness.
Suddenly, the game of jump rope comes to life, as Totoro bounces up and down and the Catbus runs in midair.
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