Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition

Posted By yonghow on August 17th, 2014

Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition 2014

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.

Ghibli’s art exhibitions have always been nothing short of amazing, like the Kazuo Oga’s Background Art Exhibition and the Layout Designs Exhibition, so I’m very sure this one will impress as well.

(below) The exhibition flyer/brochure.

Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition 2014

Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition 2014
Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition 2014

(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.

Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition 2014

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 :

Images courtesy of ITmedia and the Edo-Tokyo Museum twitter stream.


9 Responses to “Studio Ghibli Structures Exhibition”


Oh wow great! Thanks for this. I’ll be hitting Japan for the first time in Oct and one of the places I intend to go to is studio Ghibli museum and this is perfect!


Will Studio Ghibli really close? :\


hafiz – Great, have a nice trip ! :]

kamikaze – I don’t think so. 😛


Is it allowed to take photos at the exhibition?


ponyo – Hello I’ve not visited the exhibition yet so I can’t be sure, but it’s likely there will be areas where photography is allowed and where areas it isn’t. :]


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