News Video Tour of Tokyo's Ghibli Museum Streamed
posted on 2009-01-14 16:32 EST
The J:COM community television channel is streaming a segment from its Kantō Kenbunroku sightseeing program which covers the Ghibli Museum. The segment describes the museum's connection with the namesake studio that created Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and many other film classics. The video highlights the new "Shikirō" or "Mirage" zoetrope — an early form of animation created through rapidly updated pictures — and "The Theory of Evolution," the eighth "Film Guru Guru" film. Both of these are in the museum room dedicated to showing how animation comes to life.
The video also shows "Chīsana Louvre Bijutsukan" ("Petit Louvre"), the whimsical and "compact" reproduction of the famed French museum that houses Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting. The special exhibit will stay in the Ghibli Museum until this May.
Regular visitors are not allowed to take photographs or videos inside the museum, so J:COM's video offers a rare opportunity to see the museum's exhibits in motion without actually going there.