The Central Hall – The Wind Whistles and the Light Shines Through

Here is a towering open space extending up through the entire height of the Museum. In the glass dome at its center, a yellow whale swims in the ocean and the blades of a giant fan rotate overhead. Shining marbles of colored glass are fitted into the i…

Ghibli Original Short Animated Feature at the Museum Only!

press_poto02.jpgThe Saturn Theater is a small theater in the basement of the Museum with only about eighty seats. There you can watch an original short animated feature from Ghibli, which can only be seen in the Museum’s theatre. A blue sky and lots of colorful flowers are drawn on the ceiling and walls. When the film ends, the windows open and the sunshine comes in. You can sit on a little red bench or the back of a seat to see the big screen without being blocked.
Most of you probably don’t know how a movie is projected. But here the projectionist’s room, which looks like a tiny train car, is transparent, so you can see how film moves through a projector.

(The Theater houses approximately 80 seats)

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The Reading Room “TRI HAWKS” full of our recommended books

TRI HAWKS“TRI HAWKS (a pun on the name of the city “Mi-taka”–literally 3-hawks–where the museum is located)” is the reading room inside the Ghibli Museum. It was created to communicate the Museum’s wish to have children see, touch, and feel strange and mysterious things through books.
Books which are specially recommended by Hayao Miyazaki and the Museum can be found here for children to browse through freely.

【Art Collection of the Ghibli Museum】

Available for sale at the Ghibli Museum, the “The Art Collection of the Ghibli Museum” includes cell art, art print cells, hand painted cells, and woodblock prints of scenes from Studio Ghibli films.

The production of the framed cell art is supervised by the museum’s Executive Director Hayao Miyazaki and the color design is under the direction of Michiyo Yasuda. The woodblock prints are made by Keisuke Miyazaki.