2.02.2009

Ghibli Museum Video Tour

As a big Miyazaki fan, it's always been a dream of mine to not only go to Japan but to visit the Ghibli Museum. The J:Com community television channel offers a glimpse into the famed museum through it's Kantō Kenbunroku sightseeing program. Film and photography inside the museum is prohibited for regular visitors, so this streaming video offers a very rare opportunity and treat to catch a glimpse of the museum.

"The segment describes the museum's connection with the namesake studio that created Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and many other film classics. The video highlights the new "Shikirō" or "Mirage" zoetrope — an early form of animation created through rapidly updated pictures — and "The Theory of Evolution," the eighth "Film Guru Guru" film. Both of these are in the museum room dedicated to showing how animation comes to life." [Source: ANN]

1 comment:

bloody-x said...

I SO want to go to the Ghibli Museum. I would be the American moron with my nose pressed against the ticket window glass oo'ing and ah'ing at the giant Totoro inside. There wouldn't happen to be a guy walking around in a giant Totoro suit a la Mickey Mouse would there? ^_~
--Sam