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Ghibli Museum Will Reopen with Miyazaki-Curated Retrospective, Giant Catbus

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo is preparing for its reopening in July with brand-new exhibits and attractions, including a retrospective on animation curated by Miyazaki himself and a Catbus large enough for adults to climb inside.

Miyazaki's exhibit isn't strictly limited to Ghibli works and includes Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Nutcracker alongside Spirited Away, Heidi, Girl of the Alps, Ponyo, a science exhibit inspired by Castle in the Sky. The "Neko Bus ni Notte Ghibli no Mori e" (Ride the Catbus to Ghibli Forest) and the museum itself will open on July 16.

Tickets will be offered by lottery for the summer break period of July through August. The reopening will also include a new ticket policy. Visitors wll be asked for identification before entry. Visitors whose name does not match the name used to purchase the ticket will be turned away. The move is intended to discourage scalpers who purchase tickets and resell them at a higher price.

The Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka in west Tokyo, is dedicated to bringing the works of Studio Ghibli to life through interactive exhibits and replicas of iconic Ghibli creations like the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro and the robot from Castle in the Sky. Additionally, exhibits on works that have influenced Miyazaki are also common. Prior to the museum closing, it hosted an exhibit based on Edogawa Ranpo's novel Ghost Tower. Tickets to the museum must be purchased in advance, and the museum only makes a select number of tickets available for each day.

Source: Anime! Anime!


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