The Ghibli Museum is a museum depicting the work of the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli. There will be hardly anyone who has not heard of Ghilbi Production. One of the best animations for the children till 2021 and later is from Ghilbi production.
But in February 2020, the museum closed for an undisclosed period for the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum suffered a huge loss. The entire economy has suffered the downfall. The Ghibli Museum is not back off that.
The Museum Closed for an Undisclosed Period for The COVID-19 Pandemic
During the lockdown, the museum suffered a huge decline in revenue. As it was closed for undisclosed days, no tickets were sold. The ongoing new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, also makes a large deficit for the museum.
To give some revive to the museum, the Furusato Choice campaign states that the museum won’t cover the fund, received by Mitaka City, for larger repairs and maintenance.
It is in Inokashira Park in Mitaka. It is near the western city of Tokyo in Japan. The museum has the features of a children’s museum, a technology museum, and a fine arts museum. It is dedicated to the art and technique of animation.
The features include a replica of the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro (1988). It also includes a café, a bookstore. There is also a theater for exclusive short films by Studio Ghibli.
The Ghibli Museum Raised 10 Million yen-
It surpassed its Furusato Choice crowdfunding goal of 10 million yen in less than 24 hours on Saturday. As of the news, the campaign has raised 21,912,735 yen from 2,808 donors. The raised money is approximately equal to US$199,262.
At first, only Japanese residents can donate. The charity was not opened internationally, at that time. The crowdfunding campaign requests donators to donate at least 5,000 yen. The Furusato Choice system allows people to donate to local businesses and claim those for tax purposes.