This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.
However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.
That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.
Just a unique take when you have all of the context.
And also, the red lanterns spell out ‘おいで’ which translates to “Come here” or “Come in” :)
what old joke are we going to bring back next
Is it true that straight boys eat footballs for breakfast
yeah everyday, the leather makes them feel more secure about their inability to satisfy women
"men don’t ever face sexism."
wow gee i’m sorry that this joke reduced your pay and made you way more at risk of sexual assault because men face sexism