The Real Life Kusakabe House From Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro
A full-scale replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house from My Neighbor Totoro was created for the World’s Fair held near Nagoya, in Aichi Commemorative Park, Japan. Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro designed and oversaw the house’s construction. Tickets for guided tours are available.
“I thought you would live to 95. Thank you, Paku-san. I will never forget you. You spoke to me for the first time at the bus stop after the rain 55 years ago.”
A ceremony for Isao Takahata has been held today in Tokyo. About 1,200 people, including friends and anime fans, gathered to bid farewell to the Oscar-nominated director, who died last month at age 82. Among them, his best friend, film director Hayao Miyazaki, who thanked him for everything they accomplished together.