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New Ghibli Museum Exhibit Focuses on Color Design

The Ghibli Museum in west Tokyo is top on the list of many tourists’ lists, and for good reason: it’s a vast, charming tribute to the legacy of the famous studio.

There’s never a bad time to visit, but the museum does occasionally hold special exhibitions that make it extra fun, even for repeat visitors. The next of these exhibits, which starts November 17, is all about color.

Specifically, the exhibition, which is entitled Eiga wo Nuru Shigoto (The Work of Painting Films) is all about how the films of Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata were colored. There’s special emphasis on the films created in the cel animation days, when everything had to be done by hand.

If you don’t have a Japan trip coming up, no worries: the exhibit is scheduled to run for a full two years.

A poster unveiled for the exhibit today shows the numerous instructions required to get the colors of My Neighbor Totoro’s Catbus just right at different times of day.

Tickets go on sale at Lawson convenience stores October 10.

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.