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Topaz

This article is about the mineral or gemstone, for other uses see: Topaz (disambiguation).

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The mineral topaz is a silicate of aluminium and fluorine with the chemical formula Al2SiO4(F,OH)2. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and its crystals are mostly prismatic terminated by pyramidal and other faces, the basal pinacoid often being present. It has an easy and perfect basal cleavage and so gemstones or other fine specimens should be handled with care to avoid developing cleavage flaws. The fracture is conchoidal to uneven. Topaz has a hardness of 8, a specific gravity of 3.4-3.6, and a vitreous lustre. Pure topaz is transparent but is usually tinted by impurities; typical topaz is wine or straw-yellow. They may also be white, gray, green, blue, or reddish-yellow and transparent or translucent. When heated, yellow topaz often becomes reddish-pink. It can also be irradiated, turning the stone a light and distinctive shade of blue. A recent trend in jewelry is the manufacture of topaz specimens that display iridescent colors, by applying a thin layer of titanium oxide via physical vapor deposition.

Topaz is found associated with the more acid rocks of the granite and rhyolite type and may be found with fluorite and cassiterite. It can be found in the Ural and Ilmen mountains, Czech Republic, Saxony, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States.

Etymology and historical/mythical usage

The name "topaz" is derived from the Greek topazos, "to seek," which was the name of an island in the Red Sea that was difficult to find and from which a yellow stone (now believed to be a yellowish olivine) was mined in ancient times. In the Middle Ages the name topaz was used to refer to any yellow gemstone, but now the name is only properly applied to the silicate described above.

According to Rebbenu Bachya, the word "Leshem" in the verse Exodus 28:19 means "Topaz" and was the stone on the Ephod representing the tribe of Dan.

Topaz is also the birthstone of November.

Example of Heat Treated Topaz-Pink Topaz Pear Cut Ring

References

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Topaz is also the birthstone of November. The movie stars the following actors (listed in (Disney) English version/(Streamline) English version/Japanese version format):. According to Rebbenu Bachya, the word "Leshem" in the verse Exodus 28:19 means "Topaz" and was the stone on the Ephod representing the tribe of Dan. Kusakabe's hospital room, carved with the inscription "To Mommy," as the girls and the Totoros watch from a nearby tree, happy that mother seems to be feeling better. In the Middle Ages the name topaz was used to refer to any yellow gemstone, but now the name is only properly applied to the silicate described above. Kusakabe discover Mei's ear of corn on the windowsill of Mrs. The name "topaz" is derived from the Greek topazos, "to seek," which was the name of an island in the Red Sea that was difficult to find and from which a yellow stone (now believed to be a yellowish olivine) was mined in ancient times. In the movie's final scene, Professor and Mrs.

It can be found in the Ural and Ilmen mountains, Czech Republic, Saxony, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. When the cat bus finally leaves them it fades into the evening shadows, in the manner of Lewis Carroll's Cheshire cat. Topaz is found associated with the more acid rocks of the granite and rhyolite type and may be found with fluorite and cassiterite. The movie features the Catbus, a grinning feline bus summoned by Totoro which rescues Mei and whisks her and Satsuki over the countryside to see their mother in hospital. A recent trend in jewelry is the manufacture of topaz specimens that display iridescent colors, by applying a thin layer of titanium oxide via physical vapor deposition. He is delighted to be of assistance, and with his help Mei is quickly found. It can also be irradiated, turning the stone a light and distinctive shade of blue. Satsuki finally seeks Totoro's help.

When heated, yellow topaz often becomes reddish-pink. Satsuki and the villagers get a major scare when a girl's sandal is found in a pond and they begin to fear that Mei has drowned, but Satsuki confirms that the sandal is not Mei's. They may also be white, gray, green, blue, or reddish-yellow and transparent or translucent. Then, Mei gets lost while trying to bring an ear of healthy corn to her mother at the hospital, and a frantic Satsuki runs everywhere searching for her. Pure topaz is transparent but is usually tinted by impurities; typical topaz is wine or straw-yellow. Satsuki understands why the visit was cancelled, but Mei does not, and a frustrated Satsuki yells at Mei and the girls end up not speaking to each other for several hours. Topaz has a hardness of 8, a specific gravity of 3.4-3.6, and a vitreous lustre. Later, Mei and Satsuki are disappointed to learn that their mother's planned homecoming visit that upcoming weekend has been postponed because mother's condition has worsened.

The fracture is conchoidal to uneven. This begins a series of encounters as the spirits allow the children to partake in their nightly activities. It has an easy and perfect basal cleavage and so gemstones or other fine specimens should be handled with care to avoid developing cleavage flaws. When Satsuki gives him her umbrella, he's delighted at both the shelter and the sounds it makes as water hits it. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and its crystals are mostly prismatic terminated by pyramidal and other faces, the basal pinacoid often being present. One rainy night, while the girls are waiting for their father's bus which is running late, they encounter the giant Totoro who is looking rather forlorn with only a leaf for protection against the rain. The mineral topaz is a silicate of aluminium and fluorine with the chemical formula Al2SiO4(F,OH)2. Mei is enchanted with them and determined to find the King of the Forest.

This article is about the mineral or gemstone, for other uses see: Topaz (disambiguation).. Not everyone can see the spirits of the forest, only the pure of heart. Mineral galleries. Her father tells her that this is the "King of the Forest". Mindat with location data. Mei names it Totoro. Webmineral. Mei discovers a small Totoro, which leads her to find a large forest spirit living in a hollow under a Camphor Laurel by a small jinja.

His daughters discover "soot sprites", which their father rationalizes as makkurokurosuke — an optical illusion seen when moving from light to dark places (glossed as dust bunnies in the 1993 English dub; in the Disney version they are called "Soot Gremlins".). A university professor from the city and his two daughters move into an old house near a forest, while his wife recovers from tuberculosis in a nearby convalescence home. It is set during a summer of the 1950s. The movie is a slow-moving yet fascinating portrayal of Japanese rural life.

. The DVD release will be the first version of the film in the United States to include both Japanese and English language tracks, as Fox did not have the rights to the Japanese audio track for their version. It features a new dub cast. The film will be re-released by Disney on March 7, 2006.

An ani-manga version of My Neighbor Totoro was published in English by Viz Communications starting on November 10, 2004. Troma and Fox's rights to this version expired in 2004. It was released on VHS and DVD by Fox Home Video. Troma Films produced a 1993 dub of the film co-produced by Jerry Beck.

My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ - Tonari no Totoro) is a 1988 Japanese animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. Frank Welker/Hitoshi Takagi/Hitoshi Takagi: Totoro. Pat Carroll/Natalie Core/Tanie Kitabayashi: Nanny. Kusakabe.

Lea Salonga/Alexandra Kenworthy/Sumi Shimamoto: Mrs. Timothy Daly/Steve Kramer/Shigesato Itoi: Professor Kusakabe. Elle Fanning/Cheryl Chase/Chika Sakamoto: Mei Kusakabe. Dakota Fanning/the late Lisa Michelson/Noriko Hidaka: Satsuki Kusakabe.

The 2005 World Expo in Japan featured a "Totoro" house which was a recreation of the house in which Satsuki and Mei lived in the movie. (TCM aired the dub as well as the original Japanese with English subtitles.). The Turner Classic Movies cable television network held the television premiere of Disney's new English dub on January 19, 2006, as part of the network's January salute to Hayao Miyazaki. The world premiere for the Disney version was on October 23, 2005 after the premiere of Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang.

The Disney version is slated for DVD release on March 7, 2006, but it appeared in the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival and on television prior to this. Fox and Troma's rights to the film expired in 2004. In 1993, Fox released the first english version of "My Neighbor Totoro", produced by John Daly and Derek Gibson (the producers of The Terminator) with co-producer Jerry Beck. It is believed Hayoa Miyazaki made the film because he was tired of good-and-evil conflicts, and decided it was time just to have fun.

In the Disney dub, they are referred to as "Soot Gremlins". In the word "makkurokurosuke" (used when calling the 'Soot spirits' in the Fox dub), makkurokuro would mean "pitch black black" and "suke" is a common element in boys names. In limited stores (in North America and Japan), collectable "My Neighbor Totoro" toys are on sale. In fact, he asserted that the girls would never see the Totoros again (chiefly because he believed that if the girls retreated into the world of the Totoros, they would never return to their own world), but that the Totoros would always be around and watching over them. Pavilion reproduction of Satsuki & Mei’s House in Japan. .

During the closing credits, Miyazaki purposely inserted art of Satsuki and Mei playing with other human children and not with the Totoros. In fact, Gainax reportedly invited the animator who did the original key animation for Totoro to work on that scene, although they never revealed the animator's name. The character of Totoro made a cameo appearance in one episode of the Gainax TV series Kareshi Kanojo no Jijo (His and Her Circumstances), which was likely director Hideaki Anno's way of paying tribute to Miyazaki (Anno worked as a key animator on Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in 1984 and considers Miyazaki a mentor). In the Japanese version, their father's position in his university is not explicitly given by Satsuki as in the English dub.

Satsuki is the old Japanese name for the month of May, and Mei's name comes from the English name. Satsuki and Mei were both born in the month of May. Ken Jennings, the winner of the most games in the history of the TV game show Jeopardy!, carries a small plush "Totoro" figure in his pocket for good luck. Satsuki and Mei's mother's implied suffering from spinal tuberculosis (also known as Pott's disease) is somewhat autobiographical, as Hayao Miyazaki's mother suffered from the same illness.

Bake neko are mentioned in several Ghibli films. The Cat Bus is a bake neko that saw a bus and decided to become one. The Cat Bus originates from the Japanese belief that if a cat grows old enough it gains magical shape-changing powers and is called a bake neko. Incidentally, the late Yoshifumi Kondo provided character designs for both films.

Another theory is that "Grave of the Fireflies" (directed by Miyazaki's longtime colleague Isao Takahata) was believed to be too depressing for audiences as a stand-alone product, and thus needed a lighter animation to accompany it. My Neighbor Totoro was released as a double feature with Grave of the Fireflies. There are two theories for this: one was that Totoro would not be successful. The main Totoro has become a mascot for Studio Ghibli, gracing the studio's logo at the start of their films. The name Totoro is Mei's mispronunciation of "tororu", Japanese for troll, which she saw in a story book (Three Billy Goats Gruff) and decided was the same kind of creature.

Catbus or Nekobasu - a cat that has become a bus. "Nanny" - Kanta's grandmother, who sometimes takes care of the girls. Kanta - A preteen boy of their village, ambivalent towards Satsuki. Small Totoro (Chibi Totoro) - The white, smallest (about 20 centimeters tall) one, with the power of invisibility.

Looks very similar to King Totoro. Medium Totoro (Chū Totoro) - The blue, medium-size (about 60 centimeters tall) one. Ō in that case means "large" but the English dub calls that Totoro "King Totoro". She tried to say "tororu", the Japanese word for troll.

Mei has a habit of mispronouncing things. King Totoro (Ō Totoro) - The grey, friendly forest spirit who is the largest of the three (at least 3 meters tall); when someone says "totoro", they are usually referring to him. Totoro - 3 Totoro appear in the film:

    . Professor Kusakabe - The girls' father.

    Mei Kusakabe - Satsuki's younger sister, pre-school age (4 years old). Satsuki Kusakabe - An 11-year-old girl.

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