The Ghibli Museum's Crowdfunding Campaign Now Accepts Overseas Donations

The Ghibli Museum, the museum dedicated to the anime of Studio Ghibli, launched on Twitter on Wednesday that it is now accepting donations from worldwide donors for its Furusato Choice crowdfunding advertising marketing campaign. As of press time, the advertising marketing campaign has raised 35,013,659 yen (about US$309,732) from 4,545 donors.The on-line donation portal for the crowdfunding advertising marketing campaign does not allow entry to prospects from China, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Vatican, Iceland, and European Union member states (Ireland, Italy, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Luxembourg). The advertising marketing campaign does not accept donations from the European Economic Area in compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.All donors will get hold of a thank you-card by widespread mail.The museum surpassed its Furusato Choice crowdfunding intention of 10 million yen (roughly US$90,000) in decrease than 24 hours on July 16.The crowdfunding advertising marketing campaign operated by city of Mitaka started on July 15 and is open until January 31. The crowdfunding advertising marketing campaign asks donators to donate a minimum of 5,000 yen (about U$45). The Furusato Choice system permits people to donate to native firms and declare these donations for tax capabilities.The museum acknowledged on the crowdfunding site that as a result of an unlimited decline in earnings from ticket product sales due to the continuing new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the museum has now has a giant deficit. The Furusato Choice advertising marketing campaign states that whereas the museum acquired a grant from Mitaka City in March, these funds will not cowl the price for larger repairs and maintenance.The museum briefly closed from April 25 to early June due to the third state of emergency in direction of the model new coronavirus sickness (COVID-19) in Tokyo, amongst totally different prefectures. The museum closed from February to July 2020 due to the primary state of emergency.The Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka in west Tokyo, opened in October 2001 is dedicated to bringing the works of Studio Ghibli to life by way of interactive reveals and replicas of iconic Ghibli creations similar to the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro and the robotic from Castle inside the Sky. The museum moreover gives a rotating screening of varied Ghibli-animated shorts. Additionally, reveals on works which have influenced Hayao Miyazaki are moreover frequent. Tickets to the museum should be purchased prematurely, and the museum solely makes a select number of tickets accessible for on daily basis.Sources: Studio Ghibli's Twitter account, The Ghibli Museum's Furusato Choice page