The Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition ( ジブリの立体建造物展 ) is a showcase of the architecture, buildings and landscapes that appear in the studio’s numerous films like Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Castle In The Sky and Ponyo, bought to life through a combination of miniatures, dioramas, background paintings, sketches and more.
(below) The exhibition flyer/brochure.
(above) Some sketches and concept art work from Howl’s Moving Castle. (below) A diorama of Yubaba’s imposing bathhouse in Spirited Away, with background art work from the film displayed behind.
The exhibition is held at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei, a stone’s throw away from Studio Ghibli itself and will be on till the 14th of December 2014; tickets are on sale at the exhibition venue. If you’re planning a Japan trip in the coming few months I highly recommend you put this on your itinerary.
I’ll likely be in Tokyo in late October visiting friends and for some autumn photography so I’m looking forward to visiting the exhibition myself.
Update 11/12/14 – Due to popular demand the Ghibli Strutures Exhibition has been extended to the 15th of March 2015 ! Don’t miss this amazing exhibition if you’re visiting Tokyo.
Exhibition Official page : http://tatemonoen.jp/special/index.html