On July 1, Japan applied a brand new legislation to curb the usage of single-use plastic luggage by forcing all retailers and shops to cost a worth on each bag used. Due to this new legislation, eco-friendly reusable luggage has change into a well-liked development in Japan, with a majority of shops getting in on the craze, together with the beloved animation studio Studio Ghibi who’ve began promoting some lovely luggage in their very own Donguri Kyowakoku shops throughout Japan.
The 2 luggage characteristic Boh (in his rat kind) and Yubaba’s Hen from Spirited Away and Teto from Laputa: Fortress within the Sky, mimicking the movie, sits in your shoulder as you stroll round.
Whereas most reusable luggage are unwieldy to hold round in every single place, these luggage have a particular characteristic! Not solely do you get a cute little plush that stays in your shoulder as you stroll round with the stylishly printed bag, however the whole bag folds into the plush toy, making it straightforward to throw right into a backpack in your means out for the day.
The baggage can be found from all Donguri Kyowakoku shops round Japan and the net retailer (although they’re offered out) for a mere 3,080 yen (US$29) every, however may you actually put a worth on wanting this cute AND serving to out the surroundings?
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll Information. He additionally runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff known as TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts pictures of his travels on Instagram.