Let’s get ready to celebrate, because San is officially 25 years old! Our favorite wolf girl has been battling villains and spreading important messages since 1997, so it’s only fitting that we ring in her birthday (and spoil ourselves) with some amazing Princess Mononoke merch.
2022 may be the year of the tiger, but thanks to this iconic Japanese anime, we’re calling it the year of the wolf as well! To celebrate this legendary milestone, Bluefin Brands has collected the quirkiest merch inspired by the princess of the wolf gods.
Here are 3 wonderful official Studio Ghibli items that you can add to your Princess Mononoke collection.
San’s Mask Statue Desk Clock
Designed by Benelic, this eye-catching desk clock features San’s signature mask laying in the grass alongside her dagger with a kodama and tree spirit. Checking the time has never been this artsy before! Get this desk must-have for only $55 at Bluefin Brands and Amazon.
Princess Mononoke playing cards
If you don’t already know how to play blackjack, these Princess Mononoke playing cards might encourage you to learn. Each card depicts a unique scene from the animated film, following the sequence of the story. As a bonus, you get the movie poster art as a joker. Order these playing cards by Ensky at Bluefin Brands for only $12.
Princess Mononoke Moro and San artboard jigsaw puzzle
Aside from having a knack for designing artistic anime playing cards, Ensky is also a master in the puzzle department. This artboard puzzle features the Japanese movie poster for Princess Mononoke. To more elegance into the mix, each plastic puzzle piece channels the look of an artboard canvas print. The best part is that you won’t need glue or a frame, because the pieces hold together on their own.
If you’re planning a nice laid-back weekend with your loved ones, this 366-piece jigsaw puzzle will be the perfect bonding activity. This puzzle measures 307 x 237 x 21 when built. The Princess Mononoke Moro and San artboard jigsaw puzzle is priced at $37 and is available at Bluefin Brands and Amazon.
About Princess Mononoke
What does Princess Mononoke symbolize?
Princess Mononoke symbolizes the connection between the environment and human beings. At the same time, it is also evident that this profound anime demonstrates the imbalance and power in between the 2 elements.
Moreover, the characters and plot convey a strong message about the destructive consequences of excessive natural resource consumption. Additionally, the term “Mononoke” is actually not a name, but a Japanese word for supernatural, shape-shifting beings that possess people and wreak havoc.
Why is Princess Mononoke called “San”?
Throughout the run of the film, Princess Mononoke is referred to as “San”. This is the name given to her by the wolf spirit, Moro, who raised her. “San” is Japanese for “three”, and Princess Mononoke is the wolf spirit’s 3rd cub.
Is Princess Mononoke human?
San is a human being by birth, but was raised by a wolf. She was rescued and raised by Moro after her biological parents offered her as a sacrifice to have their own lives spared. Thus, making her Moro’s 3rd cub.