The Boy and the Heron: Special Exhibition

  • Art
  • Ghibli Museum, Kichijoji
  1. Ghibli
    Photo: © Studio Ghibli'How Do You Live?' (2023)
  2. Ghibli
    Photo: © Studio Ghibli'How Do You Live?' (2023)
  3. Ghibli
    Photo: Photo: © Studio Ghibli'How Do You Live?' (2023)
  4. Ghibli
    Photo: Photo: © Studio Ghibli'How Do You Live?' (2023)
  5. Ghibli
    Photo: Photo: © Studio Ghibli'How Do You Live?' (2023)
  6. Ghibli
    Photo: © Studio Ghibli'How Do You Live?' (2023)
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Time Out says

Marking the release of director Hayao Miyazaki’s new film 'The Boy and the Heron' (also known as 'How do You Live?' in Japanese), the museum dedicated to anime powerhouse Studio Ghibli presents a behind-the-scenes look at the hand-drawn animation that contributes so much to the movie’s charm.

In the production process of 'The Boy and the Heron', virtually all of the drawings used were pencil-drawn onto paper, while backgrounds were hand-painted with poster colours. The result is a production in which the presence of Miyazaki and his team of artists and animators is tangible. At this point in the 21st century, the reality is that even most 'hand-drawn' anime productions involve extensive use of digital tools, making ‘The Boy and the Heron’ something of a rarity.

This special exhibition presents the original drawings used in the film’s production process, revealing that in the form of still frames too, Ghibli’s creations possess expressive power. This showcase is divided into three parts, and will tentatively run through to May 2025: check the Ghibli Museum website for details.

Note: Ghibli Museum tickets are not available at the door. See this feature to learn how to get your tickets in advance.

Text by Darren Gore

Details

Address:
Ghibli Museum
1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi
Tokyo
Transport:
Kichijoji Station (Chuo, Keio Inokashira lines), park exit then 15mins walk; Mitaka Station (Chuo line), south exit then community bus or 15mins walk
Price:
Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
Opening hours:
Wed-Mon 10am-6pm

Dates and times

10:00The Boy and the Heron: Special ExhibitionGhibli Museum Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
10:00The Boy and the Heron: Special ExhibitionGhibli Museum Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
10:00The Boy and the Heron: Special ExhibitionGhibli Museum Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
10:00The Boy and the Heron: Special ExhibitionGhibli Museum Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
10:00The Boy and the Heron: Special ExhibitionGhibli Museum Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
10:00The Boy and the Heron: Special ExhibitionGhibli Museum Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
10:00The Boy and the Heron: Special ExhibitionGhibli Museum Museum admission: ¥1,000, 13-18 year-olds ¥700, 7-12 year-olds ¥400, 4-6 year-olds ¥100, free for 3 year-olds and younger
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