here. I thought I'd share a slightly different perspective this time, as photographs are forbidden inside, there's not too much to share visually, aside from some teasers of the outside. The museum is one of those magical places that I think will be an essential part of any trip we make to Japan. I should warn any potential visitors that it's extremely difficult (impossible) for a foreigner to purchase tickets once they are in Japan, I think you need to always reserve ahead of time before you leave for your trip. If you're in Australia, I bought my tickets from JTB in Sydney, but I'm sure the Ghibli Museum site has a link for ticket sales.
Having a nanna rest - stupid flu
The museum itself has a whole section dedicated to Miyazaki, recreating his work space, complete with piled books on the floor, animation cells and research materials. There are walls filled to overflowing with sketches from Ghibli films and character studies. You can flick through reference books and explore the thought processes of the creators and animators. On top of that, there is a temporary exhibition, which on this visit, was all about optics. There were demonstrations of pinhole cameras, lenses and even some periscopes to peek at adorable critters in a forest installation.
On the ground floor, there is an entire room dedicated to animation, with interactive installations that show how animation works. My favourite is probably the zoetrope, which contains many miniatures of the characters from My Neighbour Totoro. As the device rotates at high speed, a light flashes and with the perfect speed, the static models come to live, it is really quite magical to watch!
I hope you enjoyed finding out more about the Ghibli Museum, if you've never been before, I think it's a really fun place to visit if you ever go to Tokyo.
Strawberry Belt // Thrifted (Sydney, Australia)
Cat tights // Tokyo
Crochet Socks // Tokyo
Jacket // Saxony
Cherry Earrings // Tokyo
Button on jacket // Thrifted (Alabama, USA)
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