Studio Ghibli needs no introduction as it is famous worldwide for churning out many hit anime films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Studio Ghibli, there will be a large-scale retrospective exhibition opening in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo!
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The exhibition will include the works of Studio Ghibli throughout its 30 years which includes 22 anime feature films. The exhibition will run for a few months from the 7th of July, 2016 until the 11th of September, 2016. Some of the things you can see at the exhibition include vintage posters, memorabilia, some materials which were not previously shown publicly, Ghibli-themed food, sketches, limited edition toys, and also a replica of the interior of Studio Ghibli.
One of the outstanding items to look out for at the gift shop is the figurine of Hebigera, which is a scary flying insect that appeared in the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind anime film. The figurine was created by Takayuki Takeya in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, and made in the style of jizai okimono which is an art of carving figurines that feature animated joints.
And if you are feeling hungry, you can get some of the Ghibli-themed food, such as this Makkuro Burger which is said to be inspired by the Soot Sprites found in Ghibli films, such as My Neighbor Totoro. Makkuro means pitch black, and the burger is as dark as soot!
Perhaps you will find the Laputa Bread more appetizing as it seems to be a more common, everyday choice. This dish was inspired by a scene in Castle in the Sky Laputa.
The admission ticket is priced at 1,800 yen. If you are a Studio Ghibli fan, you will definitely want to visit this exhibition!