2010 – Iki-shi, Nagasaki-ken, Japan, Earth


Fangirl Squee!Studio Ghibli Museum is possibly one of the coolest museums on the planet despite the hordes of tourists that descend upon it every day.  It’s interactive–like many science museums–but features so many interesting pieces of art that influenced, were created for, or led to so many of the masterpieces produced by Studio Ghibli.  (My favorites: Princess Mononoke and the most recent (watched it yesterday!) The Borrower Arrietty).  You get to walk around and squee at the gorgeous watercolors that make up the film, and also watch a short movie made just for the museum itself.  If you make it to Tokyo, be sure to visit!  But be careful because you have to reserve tickets ahead of time and it’s a big headache.  And also nothing is in English.  But it doesn’t really need to be–it’s about the art, isn’t it?

Above is one of the android robots featured in Castle in the Sky.  It sits atop the Studio Ghibli Museum–one of the few places where you’re allowed to take pictures.  It’s full size, so it actually stands about two-and-a-half humans tall.  Pretty cool.  Pretty DARN COOL.


2 responses

  1. April

    How very awesome! I was in Tokyo last year and wanted to visit Studio Ghibli but the people I was with had already been. I was too chicken shit go on my own. BTW, you make me exhausted just reading all this. Get some sleep!

    August 3, 2010 at 21:45

    • K@

      I would go again in a heartbeat–it’s so awesome! I can’t believe they didn’t want to go again.

      Sleep is for the weak!

      August 3, 2010 at 23:11

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