Studio Ghibli, known for producing some of the world’s most renowned animated films, is the focus of this exhibition. It explores the contributions of producer Toshio Suzuki, who collaborated with directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata on numerous masterpieces, including “My Neighbor Totoro,” shaping the unique identity of Studio Ghibli’s films. Visitors will gain insights into Studio Ghibli’s lesser-known aspects through a display of valuable materials, project proposals, and three-dimensional models.
The exhibition also includes “Yubaba and Zeniba’s ‘Love and Good Luck’ Fortune Omikuji,” large, medium, and small Totoro photo spots, as well as other 3D sculptures and photo opportunities that transport you into the world of these masterpieces.
First held in Tokyo and Nagasaki in 2019 to great acclaim, the exhibition is now touring Japan for the first time in three years. It features a significantly expanded collection, including 8,800 books that Suzuki himself found instrumental, which he planned and curated for the exhibition.
Profile of Toshio Suzuki
Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1948, Toshio Suzuki graduated from Keio University’s Faculty of Letters before joining Tokuma Shoten Co. He worked for Asahi Geino Weekly and then took part in launching the animation magazine “Animage” in 1978.
While serving as Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief, he contributed to the production of films by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, including “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” “Grave of the Fireflies,” and “My Neighbor Totoro.”
Suzuki participated in the establishment of Studio Ghibli in 1985 and has worked exclusively for the studio since 1989. Currently, he is working on Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film, “How Do You Live?”.
• 6/9 (Fri.) ~ 8/31 (Thu.)
• 9:30~17:30 (last entry 17:00)
• 9:30~20:00 (last entry 19:30): Fri., Sat., Sun. and holidays from 7/22 to 8/26 and 8/14, 8/15
• Closed: Mon. (open 7/17 and 8/14), 7/18 and 8/16
• Adults ¥1,500, HS & JHS ¥1,200, ES ¥900 (+¥200 on Sat., Sun., and holidays)
*If available, door tickets will be sold at the venue each day for each time slot.
*Pre-purchase of date/time-specific tickets is required on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and on 8/14 and 8/15.
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*On days when the “After 5” ticket can be used after 17:00, opening hours are extended (¥200 discount from the daily admission fee).