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There’s a Studio Ghibli expo happening in Tokyo and we want to go

It sounds almost as boss as Princess Mononoke herself

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It’s times like these we wonder why we don’t have unlimited time and funds. If the bank and clock were in our favour, we might be found 52 floors up in Tokyo, Japan squealing because we are at the Studio Ghibli exhibition.

The legendary Japanese animation studio is celebrating their 30th birthday in true style, with an exhibition featuring interactive displays, movie posters, toys, original artwork from animators and even a café serving food inspired by different Ghibli films (we suggest trying the ‘Matcha Shaved Ice’ shaped like Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro and topped off with an umbrella.)

Named, ‘Ghibli Expo: From Nausicaä to its latest film, The Red Turtle’, the exhibition is similar to one held last year but with much more material from The Red Turtle, (co-produced with the Wild Bunch) which is due to be released in Japan on September 17.

The expo’s centrepiece is a six-metre long replica of the airship from Hayao Miyazaki’s 1986 classic, Castle in the Sky. The airship moves up and down, appearing as if it is floating.

The exhibition is only running until September 11, so start planning that trip and escape into the magical world of Ghibli!

  • Words: Ella McNicol

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