This Studio Ghibli Exhibit in Tokyo Takes You Into the World of Spirited Away

We can't wait to check it out!


Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition
Kanda Myojin Cultural Exchange Center, EDOCCO at Kanda Myojin Shrine Hall, Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda 2-16-2
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Last admission is at 5:30 p.m.)
*Operating hours are subject to change
Exhibition period: April 20, 2019 - May 12, 2019
For more details, you can check out their official website.


Last April 21, a brand new Studio Ghibli exhibition opened in Tokyo in honor of the works of the studio’s co-founder and producer,
Toshio Suzuki. Better known as the “Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition,” the exhibit highlights a giant talking Yubaba head from the popular animated film, Spirited Away.


In addition to this, Studio Ghibli fans can also expect exciting exhibits featuring different Ghibli movies, special themed meals, and a variety of exclusive merchandise that they can take back home as gifts or personal souvenirs. The exhibition will only run until May 12, 2019, so make sure you don’t miss it!


Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store for you:


The moment you step inside the exhibition space, the first thing you’ll notice is the giant Yubaba head staring back at you. While it’s pretty unsettling and frightening to look at, the Yubaba head actually doubles as an
omikuji fortune dispenser.


The head has two faces: one of Yubaba’s and one of her older twin sister,
Zeniba. The blue side has tags that correspond to your “Fortune Omikuji.” On the other hand, the red side features tags that show your “Love Omikuji.” You can pull on the tag’s tassel inside their mouths to reveal your fortune number and hear either of them speak.



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If you’re too scared to approach the gigantic heads, you can also opt for the less terrifying route. Right beside these heads is a set of drawers that hold fortune paper slips.

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You’ll know which drawer to open after you shake a number out of the two wooden holders provided. Each card in the drawer holds beautiful messages written by Toshio Suzuki himself.


Besides this, the exhibition also features large posters of popular Studio Ghibli movies with Toshio Suzuki’s calligraphy.

 

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There are other cool attractions in the exhibit, too, like the small-scale replica of the
Spirited Away bathhouse, a wall of cute Totoro characters, sketches of anime classics, a small cinema room, and more of Suzuki’s inspiring calligraphy.

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After walking through the exhibit, you can stop by the gift shop and buy the perfect keepsake for your Toshio Suzuki - Studio Ghibli experience.

 

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If you’re feeling hungry, there’s a cafe on the ground floor of the exhibit hall that you can eat at. Some of the dishes at this cafe were inspired by many of the Studio Ghibli films like
Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.

 

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Source: SoraNews24


Main image artwork by Renjan Abiva.


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