Studio Ghibli Expo is a new exhibition in Tokyo that celebrates 30-years of heart-warming animated magic. Stationed on the observation deck of the Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View, fifty-two stories above street level, the expo features three decades of posters, movie stills, toys, t-shirts and advertisements from the studio’s iconic and unforgettable creations.
The centerpiece of the expo is a massive display of flying machines – a career long obsession for master animator, Miyazaki – including an enormous kinetic model of the airship from the 1986 classic, Castle in the Sky. Visitors can also grab a drink at a bar manned by a life-sized Totoro mannequin, and adorned with the giant acorns. One can also swing by a café called The Sun which offers 11 Ghibli themed foods including an egg and toast dish resembling Pazu’s specialty in Castle in the Sky, and charcoal black, soot sprite-inspired burgers.
The exhibition will be held at Roppongi Hills from now until September 11, 2016. General adult tickets are 1800 yen ($ 18.00) and are available here. Below are some photographs as well as some footage from the Expo.