One year after it was originally supposed to have opened, the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagoya will host Ghibli Exposition ~ Ghibli Park, One Year to Open from 17 July through 23 September.
The exhibition is the latest and apparently final version of a Ghibli Exposition, which was first held at Aichi Expo Memorial Park (outside of Nagoya) in 2015. After several years of touring around Japan, the upgraded exhibition will return to its home prefecture this summer.
The exhibition commemorates 36 years of Studio Ghibli’s beautiful, imaginative, and award-winning anime films. It will feature movie posters, unreleased original drawings, and other materials from Ghibli’s history. It will also include a replica of the flying ship from Laputa: Castle in the Sky.
The exhibition was originally supposed to open last summer, but obvious problems delayed the opening. With the world slowly beginning to open back up, and people starting to get vaccinated, the time may finally be right for this exhibition to return (we hope).
The title of this year’s exhibition refers to the opening of Ghibli Park, the long-anticipated theme park inspired by the films. The theme park is expected to open at the aforementioned memorial park in 2022. This will be the final Ghibli Exposition because the exhibits will be kept at Ghibli Park in the future.
The museum is in Sakae, downtown Nagoya. They recommend taking the Higashiyama or Meijo subway lines to Sakae Station, or the Meitetsu Seto Line to Sakaemachi Station.
Admission tickets will be for a specific date. Tickets for July will go on sale on 1 June; August tickets will go on sale on 1 July; September ticket sales begin on 1 August.