Saturday, November 16, 2013

Geopiece of the Day: Ghibli Town

In a quiet suburb of Tokyo, Japan there lies a park in which you can find a self declared museum of fine arts. The walk to the entrance reveals a lot of what is about to come.

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Guarding the entrance is big fluffy and kind Totoro one of many favourite characters from the japanese Ghibli animation studios that is better known in the western hemisphere for producing such classics as Princess Mononoke. The fine arts museum is all about the Ghibli experience and the greeting at the door beckons at things to come.

Inside you will be immersed in the story of characters from more than 18 animated feature films and countless short movies, commercials and television films. Let us take a look at some of the best exhibits.

The Catbus, one of the characters from the movie "My Neigbor Totoro", who greeted you at the main door is transformed into a giant plushy that can be climbed and explored. This will make you want to be a kid again.

Guarding the rooftop of the museum is a robot soldier from the movie "Laputa Castle in the Sky" who watches over the skygarden of the structure. One moment you are in the museum and the next you can experience a roof garden in one of the most densely populated areas of the planet.

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