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Hayao Miyazaki Is Making A Magical Nature Park For Children And You Have To Visit

But will there be a huge fuzzy Totoro bed?

Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is a hardcore nature-lover.


And conservationism is a recurring theme in his animated movies.

Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Nausicaa, Totoro, and Princess Mononoke are just a few of his whimsical creations.

So he's decided to make a magical nature park called “The Forest Where the Wind Returns.”

Kume Creation

He will invest 300 million yen (about $2.5 million) into the park, according to The Atlantic. Miyazaki is teaming up with local design firm Kume Creation to bring the vision to life.

And people can't wait.

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The park will be located in the Zendo Forest Park on Kume Island in Okinawa, Japan.

Flickr: Ippei & Janine Naoi / Via

And it'll feature a natural playground, a library, and sleeping quarters for about 30 people.

Here's an article about the project that appeared in the August edition of Kume's local newspaper, according to Spoon-Tamago. There are also claims that the 30 or so sleeping spots are reserved for children from the local town and from Fukushima.

Construction will begin in the spring of 2016 .

Hayao Miyazaki

And the park should be open in 2018.

The magic *~awaits~*.

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