Spirited Away Piggy Bank on sale - the No Face / Kaonasi /Faceless Eat Your Money!

Source: Hayao Miyazaki, Nibariki, Ghibli
Source: Hayao Miyazaki, Nibariki, Ghibli

Spirited Away Piggy Bank on sale - the No Face / Kaonasi /Faceless Eat Your Money!

Ghibli Animation "Spirited Away"

Source: Hayao Miyazaki, Nibariki, Ghibli
Have not watched Spirited Away? You must! Source: Hayao Miyazaki, Nibariki, Ghibli

Have you watched animation movie " Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) "?


One of the most successful movies from Ghibli by Director Hayao Miyazaki not only in Japan but also outside. The movie was released in July, 2001.


It is one of our most favorite movies all time. Like other Ghibli movie, it is not only for kids but also for adults to enjoy as it has quite deep meanings in the movie. 


It is a movie about a girl, Chihiro, and her parents who run into a mysterious world. Her parents got some spell and turned into pigs. Chihiro will work her way out and also try to help her parents whie meeting many strange spirits (ghosts?) in the world. You see a beautiful hot spring inn as the main location in the story (its miniature model once we featured in one article).


Hayao Miyazaki tried to make a movie for his friend

What is No Face?

No Face with Chihiro  Source: studio Ghibli, Nibariki, Hayao Miyazaki
No Face with Chihiro Source: studio Ghibli, Nibariki, Hayao Miyazaki
No face wears a mask similar to the one from Noh Source: wikipedia
No face wears a mask similar to the one from Noh Source: wikipedia

In this movie one of the noticeable characters is Kaonashi (No Face). It is a black "thing" which wears a mask like Japanese traditional "Noh /能" and eats anything esp. other residents of the mysterious world. It usually conjures some gold (or anything you desire to have) out of its hand and lures its prey before it eats (!) it. 


Hayao Miyazaki once mentioned that "No Face lives in the heart of anybody". We assume No Face is a mind of people and can represent a human's desire to get rich.


Originally the No-Face was something like an extra with no important role.  During the film production, Hayao Miyazaki started making this character one of the key roles in the movie.

No Face Piggy bank

Source: Hayao Miyazaki, Nibariki, Ghibli

There are many interesting piggy banks from Japan. We introduce the cat bank where a cute cat takes your money and puts into the box (there are various versions such as Godzilla, Kumamon, Pikachu too). It is all up to by whom you want your money to be taken away (into your piggy saving account ! )


Today we found a cool piggy bank based on the No Face. You put the money on the plate it holds and when the weight is over 30g, it eats your money and burps (like the movie). The movie music also runs in the process! 

How much? How to get it?

The sale starts on 20th of May, 2017.


Price: 4800JPY (excl. tax)

Size: W 8cm×H 21cm×D 16cm

Need 2 type AA batteries (not included)


You can pre-order from this website below:

Weight of Japanese coins

No Face will eat the coins when it weighs around 30g. How many what coin do you need to achieve that?


Here are the data of Japanese coin weights:








If you have 4 of 500JPY, the piggy bank is supposed to eat them!

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For your relaxation, watch cat vs. Cat piggy bank!

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Source: Wikipedia, Hayao Miyazaki, Nibariki, Ghibli


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