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Fire prevention a la Ghibli
October 22nd, 2013

About a month and a half ago -- Sept. 7, to be exact -- a bunch of artists gathered on the Civic Center grounds during the First Responders Fair to paint art boards for Fire Prevention Month, using the theme of "Prevent Kitchen Fires." One of those artist groups was MangaBento, the anime- and manga-inspired young artist group featured regularly in this space.

Those boards have been up at Oahu's fire stations this month. Probably will be up for a few more days, at that. And where did MangaBento's board end up? At the corner of Leoole and Leonui streets in Waipahu, sitting near what's formally known as Honolulu Fire Department Station 12, you'll find … this.

Waipahu Fire Station

And here's the board close up.

ghibli closeup

The Totoro cast plus Howl's Moving Castle's Calcifer, advocating fire prevention? Yeah, that's a message I can get behind.

One Response to “Fire prevention a la Ghibli”

  1. 10.30.2013 | The Perfect World:

    [...] Leave it to Waipahu, Hawaii to use Ghibli characters for preventing fires. Image courtesy of Otaku Ohana. [...]

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