Monday morning (before the Fuji-san climb) we took the train to Mitaka in Tokyo. They only let groups in at 10AM, noon, and 2PM. We bought tickets for the earliest entry. After a short walk from the train station we arrived at the Studio Ghibli museum!
|AH! So excited!|
The first floor was a homage to the history of animation. From strobe lights and moving backwards, paper flips, and computer generated images. There were so many displays that were amazing visual feats all through the movement of paper and color.
The second floor had a large section about the process of animation from the perspective of the artist. There were details on how color layering is done and set design is created in Japanese animation.
We saw a short film only shown in the museum. It was shown in a small theater next to the museum. For more information on the various rooms of the Studio Ghibli museum go here.
While we were at Studio Ghibli we ate at their restaurant. Outside the entrance we saw some tasty tomatillos!
|Check out those prices! Japan is expensive!|
|Blue Sky and "Here Come the Sun"|
|Totoro at the entrance|