Studio Ghibli Exhibit in Tokyo Celebrates the Creative Genius of Toshio Suzuki

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Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

The fantastical world of Studio Ghibli is on display in its first exhibition in Tokyo in three years. The show, called Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli, revolves around the contributions of Toshio Suzuki, the producer and former president of the renowned animation house. His name might be unfamiliar to some fans of Studio Ghibli, but Suzuki was an essential part of the company’s success. Thanks to Suzuki, films like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke have become legendary and essential viewing if you love fantastical stories and beautiful animation.

The exhibition pays tribute to the genius of Suzuki, who was a talented calligrapher. The show features some of his writings as well as the things he found inspiring, including Showa-era (1926 – 1989) manga and anime and 70s-era magazines. In addition to his influences, fans of the Ghibli films will enjoy seeing Suzuki’s production notes, sketches, and even how he crafted the taglines for the studio’s promotional material.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is having your fortune told by either Yubaba or her twin sister Zeniba from Spirited Away. Imagined as larger-than-life sculptural heads, you can select one of the women to visit. For a luck-related fortune, visit Yubaba. Want to know about love? See Zeniba for that. Either way, you can reach into their mouths and pull out a number written in Japanese kanji. Visit a nearby dresser and open the drawer that corresponds with your number to reveal your “destiny.”

There is a lot more to see throughout the exhibition, from a miniature display of the Spirited Away bathhouse to a well-appointed gift shop. Photographer and writer Oona McGee visited the exhibition before it was opened to the public and wrote about the experience on SoraNews24, so be sure to check out her insider’s account.

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli is located at the Edo Culture Complex that’s on the grounds of Kanda Myojin, which is one of Tokyo’s most well-known shrines. The exhibition is on view until May 12, 2019.

For the first time in three years, there is a Studio Ghibli exhibition in Tokyo.

Studio Ghibli 2019

Photo: Oona McGee

Called Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli, it revolves around the contributions of Toshio Suzuki, the producer and former president of the renowned animation house.

Studio Ghibli 2019

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

Part of the exhibition showcases Suzuki’s beautiful calligraphy, inspirations, and a behind-the-scenes look at Studio Ghibli.

Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

One of the centerpieces of the show is having your fortune told by either Yubaba or her twin sister Zeniba from Spirited Away.

Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli 2019

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli 2019

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli About Toshio Suzuki

Photo: Oona McGee

In addition to the fortunes, there is a miniature display of the Spirited Away bathhouse, a well-appointed gift shop, and more.

Studio Ghibli Tokyo Exhibition

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli About Toshio Suzuki

Photo: Oona McGee

Studio Ghibli About Toshio Suzuki

Photo: Oona McGee

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