Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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This is the first commemorative exhibition showcasing the accomplishments of director Isao Takahata (1935-2018), one of the architects of post-war Japanese animation. Takahata, who always had his finger on the pulse and was consistently finding new and revolutionary forms of expression, greatly influenced other creators. This exhibition focuses on Takahata’s skills as a director, presenting over 1000 documents including hitherto unseen production notes and sketches.

[Related Event]
Presentation ‘Takahata’s Revolutionary Animation Techniques’
Date and Time: 7/21 (Sun) 14:00-15:30
Venue: Basement 1st Floor (Doors open 30 minutes prior)
Guest: Seiji Kanoh (Visual Arts Researcher, Lecturer Asia University)
*Please visit official website for more information.



from July 02, 2019 to October 06, 2019


Isao Takahata



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