The Nutcracker and Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition

Posted By yonghow on January 21st, 2015

Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao

The Nutcracker And The Mouse King is an on-going exhibition at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. Fame anime director Miyazaki Hayao interprets the fairy tale world of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann through a combination of interactive (hands on) exhibits and his delightful watercolor illustrations.

Photography is prohibited in the exhibition halls, so here are some pictures of the pressbook/pamplet I picked up in the museum shop. Enjoy !

Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao

The main target audience for the exhibition is most certainly children, but the showpieces are captivating enough to hold the interest of adults as well.

Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao

(below left) Miyazaki-san employs his animal alter-ego, the bespectacled swine to narrate his illustrated stories. The character also featured in his book “Mushime To Anime”.

Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao

(below) Also available exclusively from the museum shop are these 9 postcards illustrated by Miyazaki Hayao – don’t miss these if you’re visiting.

Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao
Nutcracker And Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition Miyazaki Hayao

The exhibition will run till May of 2015, so you still have time to catch this if you’re visiting Tokyo within the next few months. Official website here.

Now that Miyazaki-san is officially retired he has diverted his creative energy into creating new exhibits for the museum – I look forward to seeing them in the near future.

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4 Responses to “The Nutcracker and Mouse King Ghibli Exhibition”

DISTRAKT

Mr. Hayao is just brilliant .

Ral

I will definitely visit the Ghibli Museum.

yonghow

DISTRAKT – Really happen he is still working even though he’s officially retired.

Ral – You definitely should ! It’s really amazing. :]

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