Campaign has raised 21 million yen as of Monday
The Ghibli Museum, the museum dedicated to the anime of Studio Ghibli, surpassed its Furusato Choice crowdfunding goal of 10 million yen (approximately US$90,000) in less than 24 hours on Saturday. As of press time, the campaign has raised 21,912,735 yen (about US$199,262) from 2,808 donors.
The crowdfunding campaign operated by the city of Mitaka started on Friday and is open until January 31. Japanese residents can continue to donate to the fund, but it is not open to international donors. The crowdfunding campaign asks donators to donate at least 5,000 yen (about U$45). The Furusato Choice system allows people to donate to local businesses and claim those donations for tax purposes.
The museum stated on the crowdfunding site that because of a huge decline in revenue from ticket sales due to the ongoing new coronavirus…