The exhibition covers 30 years of work
Japanese animators, Studio Ghibli, have put together an exhibition that showcases 30 years of their work, featuring a fantasy food cafe.
The studio, which was behind the creation of Japanese classics such as ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ and ‘Spirited Away’, is currently holding the exhibition in Tokyo. The fantasy cafe serves meals inspired by the meals featured in the films.
Fans will be able to eat eggs on toast and meatball soup, which was featured in Laputa. Visitors will also find Spirited Away’s ‘soot sprites’ in the form of charcoaled burgers.
Fans will also see furry forest guardian, Totoro, in the form of Matcha shaved ice.
For hardcore Ghibli fans, the gift shop will also be an attraction. Character sculptor Takayuki Takeya has teamed up with Studio Ghibli to create a limited addition model of the Hebigera, the terrifying flying insect that almost devours Naussica. The Hebigera figurine is produced in the style of jizai okimono, which is a technque of creating sculptures that dates back to the 1700s. The figurine will be available to purchase for 12,000 yen.
The event is taking place at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo city from 7 July to 11 September 2016 and is open daily from 10am to 10pm. Admission fees are 1800 yen, the same price of a movie ticket. The price was fought down from 2,3000 by co-founder Toshi Suzuki, who intentionally wanted the admission price to match that of a cinema ticket.
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