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Updated: July 1, 2019

Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation 高畑勲展─日本のアニメーションに遺したもの

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo,3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo
2019-7-2 - 2019-10-6

A major retrospective, looking at the varied worlds of Takahata Isao’s work

Takahata Isao, who passed away in 2018, was an animation director and producer with many famous works. He was involved with Studio Ghibli from the time of its creation in 1985, acting as producer on “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” and screenwriter and director on “Pom Poko”. His final film as director, “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya”, received high praise for its use of watercolor-style images incorporating digital effects. As Takahata Isao was not himself an animator, this exhibition focuses on his other roles, and through a large number of previously unreleased materials, looks at the multifaceted worlds of his animations.

How to Get There

  • Takebashi Station | Exit 1b | 3 min on foot
    Tozai Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: July 15, August 12, September 16 and September 23
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: July 16, August 13, September 17 and September 24




*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area | WiFi |
  • English |
  • English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Automatic doors | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair accessible escalator | Western-style toilet with handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Baby chair/high chair | Ostomate facilities (with dedicated sink) | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan |

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