Jun 082007

After the fish market I headed off to the Ghibli Museum (NB : link is to a Google translated page).  No, I never had a clue what it was about either.  A few people in the hostel said he was a famous animator, with up there with, or more than, Walt Disney himself.  His museum is around for kids and the entrance has to be booked in advance so there are only a certain number of people in at a time.  “Anyone who can loose themselves in here is welcome” says the leaflet (or something like that).  Anyway, I went, I never had a clue what I was looking at – well I knew it was bloody good animation, and a good museum.

I’ll look into this guy more later.  Meanwhile, it was worth it just to have the ticket as a souvenir….. it’s like part of a bit of a film strip of his animations, framed in a cardboard sleeve.

I then went a wander around Shinjuku before and after and got a bit Tokyo’d out.

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  3 Responses to “Ghibli Museum”

  1. Ghibli Studio is a Japanese anime production house. See the Wikipedia entry if you’re really interested.

  2. P.S. I’m incredibly jealous of this Japan leg of your trip Darren. I’m going to have to get myself out there.

  3. To be honest I never knew that anime only meant animation. It was a cool little museum. And this is a cool (big!) country. It’s all good Rob, althought to really enjoy the city you have to spend, but just like anywhere else really. Countryside rocks. Catch ya soon!

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