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Toshio Suzuki And Ghibli Exhibition To Hit Tokyo This Summer, Featuring New Artwork From Spirited Away

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition Tokyo

Hayao Miyazaki is a highly regarded legendary filmmaker, helming Studio Ghibli and having numerous animated masterpieces under his belt. But this summer, the spotlight will shift to focus on his life-long colleague and fellow producer, Toshio Suzuki, at the Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition held in Tokyo.   

More than 8,800 books on display   

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition - bookshelf
Image credit: Studio Ghibli

First held in 2019, the Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition will be having a run at Warehouse TERRADA from 1st July to 7th September 2022. The exhibition has been refreshed with new additions, and fans can look forward to a huge bookshelf collection that’s lined with over 8,800 books and manga amassed from Suzuki’s childhood. 

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition - display on the wallImage credit: Studio Ghibli

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition - displaysImage credit: Studio Ghibli

Get a glimpse of the influences in Suzuki’s life as you slowly browse through the curated materials on the huge bookshelf. Many of the books and manga have been crucial in shaping Suzuki’s creative process, ultimately leading to the conceptualisation of many of the Studio Ghibli titles we know and love today. 

New exhibit with a Spirited Away bathhouse mural 

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition - spirited away muralImage credit: Studio Ghibli

In addition to showcasing Suzuki’s private library, the exhibition will also see a huge space set aside for a mural of the bathhouse from Spirited Away. It features Ōtori-sama, the giant duck-like gods, soaking away in the bath tubs. 

Tickets to go on sale soon

Slated to go on sale in April, admission tickets are priced at ¥1,800 (~USD15.10) for adults, ¥1,500 (~USD12.59) for middle and high school students, and ¥1,100 (~USD9.23) for elementary school students.

For eager Ghibli fans who’d like to get an exclusive first look at the installation, the exhibition will be having an earlier run at The Museum of Kyoto from 23rd April to 19th June 2022. You can get your hands on the tickets over here

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition in Tokyo 

Fans of the animation powerhouse who’ve already visited the Ghibli Museum in Mikata should consider visiting the Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli Exhibition this summer to discover a new side to the animation mecca, and the thought process of the co-founder. 

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