Tiny Doors | Northern Beaches Art Project

#23 - Spirited Away

Spirit’s Bath House Door


‘Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can't remember.’

-Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away

Built by: Marie Salisbury

“I was inspired by the fantasy fiction incorporating traditional Japanese culture. The story is of the transition Sen makes from being an ordinary girl who wanders through to find an ancient bath house. Thus this door has a wooden sign and blue railing-like roof. Spirited Away is one of the many sublime movies by Studio Ghibli. The door is the entrance to the bath-house mansion, where the protagonist discovers hideous spirits bathing regularly. It is primarily a warped twist on Japanese traditions, thus the door remains in its traditional shrine form.”

Materials: Plastered clay, wood, cloth watercolour paints and resin coating.

Location: Tramshed Playground