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A major Studio Ghibli Exhibition will be held at the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art from July 17 to September 23, 2021. The event celebrates the opening of the Ghibli Park in the fall of 2022 with a retrospective of the animation studio's 35-year history. Check out the highlights of the event!

2021.06.09

This Summer! Studio Ghibli Exhibition at Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Poster of the Studio Ghibli Exhibition 2021. Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli
The Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagoya will host the Ghibli Expo, a massive exhibition of Studio Ghibli statues, displays, and art, from July 7 through September 23, 2021!

In 2015, Nagoya was home to the first Ghibli Expo. This event has since been held in 11 locations across Japan, unveiling new pieces with each appearance. Now, with the conclusion of the Ghibli Expo, the entire collection will be gathered for display.

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

This year's exhibition will also include a unique display commemorating the beloved animation studio's 35-year history. Complete with original posters, merchandise, and unreleased illustrations, this collection is sure to delight fans.

Be sure to catch it before it's moved to the Ghibli Park, whose openng is planned for the fall of 2022!

Highlights of the Studio Ghibli Exhibition 2021

The exhibit features a number of dreamlike attractions that will have you feeling like you've stepped into the world of Studio Ghibli! Let us introduce some of the highlights.

1. Studio Ghibli's Flying Machines

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

The enormous model airship from Castle in the Sky was recreated as a dynamic display. It will give you the chills as it floats around the room with all its propellers in motion.

Airplanes from Porco Rosso and The Wind Rises will also be on display.

2. The Totoro Bar

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

The Totoro Bar is a space inspired by an actual meeting room within Studio Ghibli. A giant Totoro plush toy welcomes you to the enchanting world filled with stories created by this beloved animation studio.

3. The Catbus

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

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How about a ride on the Catbus? This irresistible character will also be on display at the Studio Ghibli Exhibition 2021.

4. The Sea of Corruption from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy: ⓒ 1984 Studio Ghibli・H

The Sea of Corruption inhabited by King Omu and its trilobites was recreated into a mesmerizing display! This exhibit gathered a lot of attention when it was displayed in Fukuoka during the Ghibli Expo in 2019. For the Aichi exhibition of 2021, the exhibit was rebuilt and new exciting features were added.

5. Ghibli's Magic Lantern Tower

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

Ghibli's Magic Lantern Tower is an exhibit that was shown exclusively at the Toyama venue of the Ghibli Expo in 2018. This artwork fills the room with dreamlike, colorful shadows of characters and objects from the Studio Ghibli animated movies. The video below offers a glimpse of its magic!


Video by Ghibli Expo - Toyama venue

This breathtaking display was created by Studio Ghibli in collaboration with Toyama Glass Studio and the Toyama Glass Art Research Center. Toyama City is well-known for its beautiful glass art crafts!

6. Studio Ghibli Poster Room

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

Movie fans will also be thrilled to find a large collection of original posters and illustrations from Studio Ghibli's classic films. The exhibition includes rare items that haven't been previously shown anywhere else.

If you're a Studio Ghibli fan, be sure not to miss out on this amazing collection.

7. Ghibli's Repository

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

Ghibli's Repository is an impressive display of goods and merchandise created upon the release of each Studio Ghibli movie. Visitors can actually see objects that are now very hard to find, as well as books related to each Studio Ghibli work.

Exhibition Dates, Ticket Reservations, and Other Details

Studio Ghibli Exhibition Offers Sneak Peek of New Ghibli Park!

Picture courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

Tickets for the exhibition are available online from Boo-Woo Tickets (Japanese), as well as from Lawson and Ministop locations.

Please note that all the tickets for the Studio Ghibli Exhibition 2021 require prior reservation. You will be asked to select the date and time of your arrival. This is one of the measures taken in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 infections. You can find a full list of all the prevention measures on the official website of the exhibition (Japanese).

Running from July 17 until September 23, 2021, tickets for the event can be purchased up to a month in advance. Guests will also receive a commemorative gift!

Studio Ghibli Exhibition 2021

Venue: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Exhibition Period: July 17 - September 23, 2021
Exhibition Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (*Fridays only, the)
Closed on: July 19, August 2 and 16, September 6 and 21
Ticket prices: Adults 1,900 yen; high school and university students 1,500 yen; elementary and middle school children 1,000 yen; visitors with disabilities can purchase the tickets at half-price.
Online Ticket Reservations and Purchases: https://l-tike.com/bw-ticket/event/ghibliexpo-aichi/
Official website: Studio Ghibli Exhibition 2021.

Source: PR Times
Main image courtesy of ©Studio Ghibli

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