Hundreds Clamor To See Restored Zero Fighter After The Wind Rises Film
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Hayao Miyazaki's final film has reignited interest in Japan's Zero Fighter plane. The plane was designed by Jiro Horikoshi (1903-1982), the protagonist in Miyazaki's The Wind Rises film, and employee at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. MHI now has a restored Zero Fighter on display that was shipped from Micronesia.
"There are no aircraft that have a smoother and more beautiful body than the Zero fighter,” said director of MHI's archives Takashi Amano.
Miyazaki's film opened in July and the plant saw 385 visitors the following month, three times as many that visited during the same period last year. Employees at the plant also said more of the visitors are families, young people, and women instead of the usual plane enthusiasts.
Source: The Asahi Shimbun