The Lens at Work in the Ghibli Forest

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

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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 how does it work?
Thanks to the lenses inside film projectors, Studio Ghibli’s movies can be shown on large screens for many people to enjoy. More than 2000 years ago, people discovered that wonderful images would come to life when light was shot through a tiny hole onto a wall. The desire to make these images brighter and much clearer gave birth to lenses and eventually the movies.

This exhibition allows visitors to experience first-hand these close-by yet unnoticed lenses. While walking through and looking into small viewing booths, visitors can peek through lenses and see how objects in front of their eyes seem to change in shape, size and brightness.

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from June 01, 2013 to May 18, 2014
Advance tickets only, Closed between 5th-15th November, 27th December-2nd January, 24th December and 11th February

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