The Jakarta Post
One of the stills from 'My Neighbor Totoro' by Studio Ghibli. (www.facebook.com/GhibliFrance/-)
Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation studio, plans to hold a 39-day exhibition of its work starting on Aug. 10 in the Pacific Place Ballroom in South Jakarta.
The exhibition is for Studio Ghibli enthusiasts. It will consist of different designs depicting the settings of several films, such as Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and other popular titles.
Posting for a photograph are (from left to right) executive director of Studio Ghibli Toshio Suzuki, Kaninga Pictures CEO Willawati, president director of Marubeni Indonesia Tommy Fukuda, Indonesian musician Sherina, director and senior corporate officer of Hakuhodo DY Media Partner Tetsuya Sakurai and one of the characters from 'Spirited Away' Kaonashi (No Face).(JP/Ni Nyoman Wira)
Furthermore, Japanese animation film director Hayao Miyazaki’s worktable is to be recreated and visitors will be taught about the studio’s history and its filmmaking process. Film trailers will also be screened.
A daily pass is to cost Rp 250,000 ($18) for students, children under 12 years old and senior citizens. Regular tickets are to cost Rp 300,000. All tickets are to be available at worldofghibli.id.
“Before I came here last year, I did not know much about Indonesia, so I was very surprised to receive such a warm welcome from Indonesian fans. Their earnestness moved us to finally organize this event,” said Studio Ghibli’s executive director Toshio Suzuki, adding that he attended the limited screening of Spirited Away last August.
The official poster of 'The World of Ghibli Jakarta' which was designed by Muhammad Bisri Mustofa.(The World of Ghibli Jakarta /File)
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‘The World of Ghibli Jakarta’ will continue until September. A film festival consisting of Studio Ghibli’s 21 feature films and one short film is to start in August and run until September alongside the exhibition. (asw)