Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tokyo - Studio Ghibli

Ghibli Museum - Tokyo by girl from finito
Ghibli Museum - Tokyo, a photo by girl from finito on Flickr.
One major thing on my list for Tokyo was a visit to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.
If you don't not know Studio Ghibli by name you might recognize a few of the movies it has made: My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Arrietty (the Borrowers)... etc.


To go you need to pre-purchase your ticket (they are only available a month in advance and have set entry times). LP was kind enough to pick up a ticket for me before I arrived in Tokyo so I was set to go.
Ghibli Museum - Tokyo by girl from finito
Ghibli Museum - Tokyo, a photo by girl from finito on Flickr.

I wish I could have taken photos inside - there were a few cat busses, stop-motion animations, movies, and the most amazing stained glass windows depicting different scenes from the movies.

Ghibli Museum - Tokyo by girl from finito
Ghibli Museum - Tokyo, a photo by girl from finito on Flickr.
This little guy is the most amazing drain.. the mouth opens when water flows down the little gutter (there is a pump located nearby).
Mitaka is along the Chuo (chu-o) line a commuter rail route that probably deserves it's own post. In any case the museum was wonderful and backed out onto Inokashira Park  - which I wandered through on my way back.

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