Ghibli museum architecture blends with park


Recently I visited the Ghibli museum for the first time. The exhibits are fun, and the whole experience is very Miyazaki: a blend of Western influences in a very Japanese fantasy world. I particularly liked the recreations of Miyazaki’s work space, overflowing with books and drawings. I was a bit surprised at the overflowing ashtrays: undoubtedly realistic but a little odd for a children’s space.

I love how the building itself blends in with the surrounding park, with green walls and roofs, articulated spaces, and mature trees everywhere. It’s an appropriately magical environment that dissolves the lines between people and nature, inside and out.

One comment

  1. I love that place. The rooftop garden is wonderful. The whole place does blend into the park, it looks like it grew into the vegetation rather than being plopped down int eh middle of it.

    One of my friends got separated from the rest of us, she was small enough to use the spiral staircase, and it took a half hour to find each other. but then the museum motto is “Let’s Get Lost Together”

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