Ghibli Museum, Mitaka - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Ghibli Museum, Mitaka. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Coloring Films

    Coloring Films

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Manga - Video and Film - Animation
    • 2018-11-17 - 2019-11-03

    In the film industry, colorists play an important role in giving fictional worlds a sense of reality. Skillful coloring in animation in particular has the ability to bring characters to life and convey...More »

  • poster for Birthplace of Totoro - Sketchbook Diaries

    Birthplace of Totoro - Sketchbook Diaries

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2018-09-12 - 2018-10-12

    The recently published “Birthplace of Totoro” features the seasonal sketches of Akemi Miyazaki. This exhibition will showcase sketchbooks and other original work. Venue: 2nd Floor Gallery *Exhibition...More »

  • poster for Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals

    Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals

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    • Media: Illustration - Animation
    • 2017-05-27 - 2018-11-04

    Studio Ghibli films are renowned for depicting daily life in great detail. What often lingers in the memory of viewers are scenes of food and meals: Pazu and Sheeta sharing a fried egg on toast in “Castle...More »

  • poster for All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

    All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2016-07-16 - 2017-05-31

    For our newest exhibition, we have taken another look at all of our past exhibitions to revisit key themes and reimagine our presentations. After going deep into our warehouse to extract hidden treasures,...More »

  • poster for The Haunted Tower - Perfect Popular Culture

    The Haunted Tower - Perfect Popular Culture

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-05-30 - 2016-05-08

    An exhibition planned and designed by Hayao Miyazaki centers around the novel Yureito (The Haunted Tower) by Rampo Edogawa, a book inspired by A Woman in Grey by A.M. Williamson, and which in turn left...More »

  • poster for The Nutcracker and the Mouse King— A Fairy Tale Treasure

    The Nutcracker and the Mouse King— A Fairy Tale Treasure

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-05-31 - 2015-05-31

    Do you know the true story of “The Nutcracker” ? Brought to fame by Tchaikovsky’s music, the ballet “The Nutcracker” is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, written 200 years ago by...More »

  • poster for The Tale of Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-11-23 - 2014-03-03

    The visual expressions of director Isao Takahata’s “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” were groundbreaking. Up until that point, animations had been made with separate drawing styles for background and cell...More »

  • poster for “The Cloud of the Airplane”

    “The Cloud of the Airplane”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-10-14

    “The Cloud of the Airplane” the theme song to Hayao Miyazaki’s latest work “The Wind Rises” is taken from the debut album of Yumi Matsutoya (Yuming), released 40 years ago in 1973. Miyazaki encountered...More »

  • poster for  Hikouki Gumo Exhibition

    Hikouki Gumo Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-09-01

    “Hikouki Gumo” (literally, airplane cloud), which appeared on the debut album of singer Yuming (Yumi Matsutoya), is the official song of Hayao Miyazaki’s new film “The Wind Rises.” After his graduation...More »

  • poster for The Lens at Work in the Ghibli Forest

    The Lens at Work in the Ghibli Forest

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2013-06-01 - 2014-05-18

    Today we are surrounded by lenses, not merely those of glasses or contact lenses but most commonly those of cameras, particularly that of the mobile phone. So how is such a familiar object created and...More »

  • poster for "The Gift of Illustrations: A Source of Popular Culture" Exhibition

    "The Gift of Illustrations: A Source of Popular Culture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2012-06-02 - 2013-05-01

    More than a hundred years ago, the Scottish folklorist Andrew Lang released a children's storybook bringing together a collection of oral literature and folk tales from around the world. This book continues...More »

  • poster for "Scenery from the Cat Bus" Exhibition

    "Scenery from the Cat Bus" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Video and Film
    • 2011-06-04 - 2012-05-31

    Includes landscape prints and recreated spaces from Ghibli anime films.More »

  • "The Start of a New Ghibli Museum Short Film and Exhibition"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2010-11-20 - 2010-12-26

    There is a new addition to the short films shown exclusively at the Ghibli Museum Saturn Theater. The 8th film in the collection, Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess, will be screened in the Saturn Theater...More »

  • poster for “Welcome to the Saturn Theater - The Ghibli Forest Film Exhibition”

    “Welcome to the Saturn Theater - The Ghibli Forest Film Exhibition”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2010-11-20 - 2011-05-22

    At the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, there is a screening room—the Saturn Theater--where screenings of original animated short films are held. What started with two animated shorts at the Museum’s opening...More »

  • poster for "Ghibli Forest Exhibition: Welcome to Doseiza!"

    "Ghibli Forest Exhibition: Welcome to Doseiza!"

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2010-05-22 - 2010-11-08

    Doseiza is the name of an auditorium located in the Ghibli Museum that screens short films. This exhibition introduces viewers to 7 films through 3D models, sculptures and panels. Film screenings will...More »

  • poster for "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" Exhibition

    "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Sculpture
    • 2009-05-23 - 2010-05-01

    "By using simple animations drawn with a pencil, I want to control and move everything that appears within each frame." Going back to the roots of animation, Hayao Miyazaki created the feature-length animation...More »

  • poster for "Little Louvre Museum" Exhibition

    "Little Louvre Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-05-24 - 2009-05-10

    The special exhibition for 2008 involves a compact selection of work from the world's largest art museum, the Louvre, which will be displayed at the Ghibli Museum under the theme "Little Louvre Museum". The...More »

  • poster for "Water Spider Monmon" Film Screening

    "Water Spider Monmon" Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-31

    One day, water spider Monmon meets a water strider girl gliding freely over the water surface and falls in love with this adorable, poised creature. Will he be able to tell her how he feels? Running...More »

  • poster for "Panda Kopanda" Exhibition

    "Panda Kopanda" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Video and Film
    • 2008-02-13 - 2008-05-31

    Perhaps few people know of "Panda Kopanda (kid panda)," a film created by the duo Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki 36 years ago focusing on "carefully drawing daily life, with nothing special." This incomparably...More »

  • poster for "Whale Hunting" Film Screening

    "Whale Hunting" Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-02-01 - 2008-02-29

    Shigeru goes to Tulip Nursery School. Shigeru wants to join the older boys in the Star Grade that are making a boat out of blocks, but the won't let him. Finally the finished boat is named "The Elephant...More »

  • poster for "Mei and the Cat Bus" Film Screening

    "Mei and the Cat Bus" Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-01-03 - 2008-01-31

    One windy day Mei was eating caramels when a gale of wind started chasing her. As the whirlwind catches her, Mei finds out that it is actually a kitten bus. The two become friends and venture into the...More »

  • poster for "Animated Film 'Snow Queen' and its Times" Exhibition

    "Animated Film 'Snow Queen' and its Times" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-11-23 - 2008-01-31

    This exhibition is timed to coincide with the December 15th release of the animated film "Snow Queen" that figured largely in director Hayao Miyazaki's career. This film was originally released in the...More »

  • poster for "The Day to Buy Stars" Film Screening

    "The Day to Buy Stars" Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-11-23 - 2007-12-26

    This film is based on an original story by artist Naohisa Inoue whose wall painting graces the center hall of the museum. The mysterious story takes place in the imaginative world of iblard. Young Nona...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "Home Hunting"

    Film Screening: "Home Hunting"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-10-03 - 2007-11-11

    Fuki, an energetic girl takes a trip to find a new home. She packs everything she needs into her large backpack and takes off for her adventure. The film features almost no lines, but all sounds including...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "Koro's Great Walk"

    Film Screening: "Koro's Great Walk"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-09-01 - 2007-09-29

    This film tells the story of puppy Koro's adventures in a residential suburb of Tokyo. The background scenes are drawn strikingly in colored pencil. Koro bounds out of the house through an unlocked door...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "Water Spider Monmon"

    Film Screening: "Water Spider Monmon"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-08-01 - 2007-08-31

    One day, water spider Monmon meets a water strider girl gliding freely over the water surface and falls in love with this adorable, poised creature. Will he be able to tell her how he feels? Running...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "Whale Hunting"

    Film Screening: "Whale Hunting"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-07-01 - 2007-07-31

    Shigeru goes to Tulip Nursery School. Shigeru wants to join the older boys in the Star Grade that are making a boat out of blocks, but the won't let him. Finally the finished boat is named "The Elephant...More »

  • poster for Michel Ocelot "Azur et Asmar"

    Michel Ocelot "Azur et Asmar"

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    • Media: Illustration - Video and Film
    • 2007-05-19 - 2007-07-20

    Michel Ocelot's "Azur et Asmar" will be the second film distributed by Studio Ghibli. In preparation for the July 21st release of the film, Studio Ghibli is holding an exhibition to introduce viewers to...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "Mei and the Kitten Bus"

    Film Screening: "Mei and the Kitten Bus"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-05-19 - 2007-06-30

    One windy day when Mei was eating caramel sweets, a whirlwind started chasing her. Mei caught the whirlwind, which turned out to be the Kitten Bus. They became friends and set out for the forest that night. Approximately...More »

  • poster for "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" Exhibition

    "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-05-19 - 2008-05-01

    This exhibition, on the picture book “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, was curated by Hayao Miyazaki himself with commentary by Isao Takahata. In the first room, the bears’ house is recreated. A large...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "The Day He Bought Stars"

    Film Screening: "The Day He Bought Stars"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-04-11 - 2007-05-06

    This film is based on artist Naohisa Inoue's original story "Iblard," about the fantastical world of the same name. Nona was walking through a bare desert alone, where he meets a strange woman called...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "Waterspider Monmon"

    Film Screening: "Waterspider Monmon"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-02-21 - 2007-04-09

    One day, Waterspider Monmon meets the daughter of a pond skater that can glide freely on the surface of the water. Monmon is struck by her beauty and intelligence... 15 minutes. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Voices...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: "Koro's Walk"

    Film Screening: "Koro's Walk"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-02-21 - 2007-04-09

    Drawn with impressionistic background animation, this film tells the adventures of a puppy called Koro, who lives in an apartment block on the outskirts of Tokyo. One day after going out to follow Sawako...More »

  • poster for "My Love" Exhibition

    "My Love" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-01-24 - 2007-05-06

    This exhibition is held to commemorate the March 17th premier of Ghibli Museum Library's first sponsored Russian animation film "My Love"(27 minutes). 13 beautiful original drawings have been carefully...More »

  • poster for "Whale Catching"

    "Whale Catching"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-01-03 - 2007-02-19

    Shigeru works at a tulip nursery, where he sees a boy older than him who is building a boat out of bricks, and wants to be his friend but cannot. The boat is eventually completed and named "Elephant and...More »

  • poster for "Househunting" Exhibition

    "Househunting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-01-03 - 2007-02-19

    Fuki, a girl who is full of life, sets out on a trip to find a new house. How will she cope with all the strange things she encounters? This film has hardly any words in it - instead, people's voices are...More »

  • poster for Screening "The Day I Bought a Star"

    Screening "The Day I Bought a Star"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2006-11-22 - 2006-12-26

    This is a fantastical and mysterious, 16 minute animated film by Naohisa Inoue, who designed the wall painting that is in the museum's central hall. A young boy called Nona is walking alone in a desert,...More »

  • poster for Aardman Exhibition

    Aardman Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2006-05-20 - 2007-05-01

    The most recent Wallace & Gromit film "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" won the award for best animation at the 78th Academy Awards. Studio Aardman is the English team behind the making of this work....More »

  • poster for Heidi, Girl of the Alps: The Work of the Creators

    Heidi, Girl of the Alps: The Work of the Creators

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2005-05-21 - 2005-06-05

    This exhibition focuses on the charm and the conceptual production process followed by the creators of the popular animation series "Heidi: Girl of the Alps". The animation continues to fascinate viewers...More »

  • poster for Heidi: Girl of the Alps

    Heidi: Girl of the Alps

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    • Media: Illustration - Installation - Product - Video and Film
    • 2005-05-21 - 2006-05-31

    Behind the scenes of the famed animated series "Heidi: Girl of the Alps". This exhibition takes a look at the reasons for its continued popularity, even thirty years after the series started broadcasting. Producer...More »

  • poster for Exhibition of Pixar Animation Studios

    Exhibition of Pixar Animation Studios

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2004-05-22 - 2005-05-31

    An exibition explores the works of U.S. animation studio, Pixar, which produced outstanding animations such as "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo". Also prior to its release to the public world-wide, we are...More »

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