Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

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Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

The first commemorative exhibition showcasing the accomplishments of director Isao Takahata

“Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation” will be held from July 2 to October 6, 2019 at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. This is the first commemorative exhibition showcasing the accomplishments of director Isao Takahata (1935-2018), Japan’s leading animation director.

Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

Isao Takahata (1935-2018)

Takahata won acclaim as the director of several cartoon TV series before moving on to film at Studio Ghibli, which he co-founded with Hayao Miyazaki. He directed “Grave of the Fireflies” and other popular works for the studio.
Takahata’s depiction of social issues in anime greatly influenced the industry. This exhibition focuses on Takahata’s methods as a director, presenting over 1,000 documents including production notes and sketches that have not been published before.

Details

Event Name Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation
Venue The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) Special Exhibition Gallery
Dates July 2, 2019 – October 6, 2019
Note 【Closed】 Mondays (Except July 15, August 12, September 16, 23), July 16, August 13, September 17, 24
Open Hours 10:00 – 17:00
*Fridays and Saturdays open until 21:00.
*Last admission is until 30 minutes before closing.
Admission 【Day ticket】
Adults : 1,500 yen
College / University students : 1,100 yen
High school students : 600 yen
【Advance ticket】
Adults : 1,300 yen
College / University students : 900 yen
High school students : 400 yen
*Junior High school age and under are free of charge.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
Address 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

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