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What is the significance of these houses in Spirited Away?

In the beginning of Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away (2001), the family drives past a dumped pile of neglected "houses for the guardian spirits". There are two other instances of guardian spirits that ...
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How does the movie Spirited Away justify its title?

The movie Spirited Away has the title in Japanese as 千と千尋の神隠し, which means Sen and Chihiro Spiriting Away. This movie is about the Chihiro), a ten-year-old girl who enters the spirit world while ...
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How exactly did Chihiro guess it right in Spirited Away?

In Spirited Away, the witch Yubaba gives Chihiro a puzzle so that she and her parents go back to human world. In the puzzle, a herd of pigs, that may or may not contain her parents, was presented ...
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Why does the No Face god behave in such a way?

In Spirited Away, Why did the No Face God have this absurd change of behavior? Going from a calm silent guy to a greedy angry god, and then back? My interpretation was that he becomes what he eats. ...
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Chihiro's name turning to Sen

I don't understand the Japanese language or kanji, and this might be related to that. As Chihiro gives her name to Yubaba, she writes 4 symbols in a piece of paper. 3 then fly away and she reads ...