Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

The Niigata Prefectural Museum Of Modern Art

poster for Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation
[Image: "Kaguyahime no Monogatari" © 2013 畑事務所・Studio Ghibli・NDHDMTK]

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Closed Today (Monday)

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.



from September 18, 2021 to November 14, 2021
Open on September 20.


Isao Takahata


https://takahata-ten.jp/ (Japanese)


Adults ¥1500; University and High School Students ¥1300; Junior High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates free.

Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 3-278-14 Senshu, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata 940-2083
Phone: 0258-28-4111 Fax: 0258-28-4115

From Ote exit of Nagaoka Station on the JR Shinetsu Main line, take the bus and get off at Kenritsu Bijutsukan-mae. The venue is 2 minute walk from there.

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