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Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation

Event Category: Visual Arts

Accessibility Services

Accessible Guided Tours cum Workshops


JCAASC arranges By ALL Means: Flip Books for ALL guided tours cum workshops for special schools, rehab centres and people with cognitive impairment for the exhibition. Please contact us for more details.


Nausicaä of the Valley  of the Wind layout imageMy Neighbor Totoro layout imageHowl’s Moving Castle layout imagePonyo on the Cliff by the Sea layout image


*By kind permission of Hong Kong Heritage Museum for “Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation” for the exhibition images



Exhibition Description

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by renowned animation directors Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki. Takahata and Miyazaki insisted on producing their animation films basically by the traditional method of hand-drawn animation. This exhibition comprises over 1,300 items of layout design selected from works by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki throughout their careers. The whole history of Studio Ghibli layout production will be on display, ranging from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind to the latest released The Wind Rises and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. Exhibits are drawn from the company’s popular major works including Castle in the SkyMy Neighbor Totoro, layouts from the early works and TV series produced before the founding of the company such as Heidi a girl of the Alps and ConanThe Boy in Future are also featured for a comprehensive view of their achievement.


Exhibition & Guided Tours Details

Exhibition Period:

14 May 2014 – 31 August 2014(Closed on Tuesdays [except public holidays])


Guided Tours Date:

13 June, 14 July, 18 July or 25 August 2014


Deadline for application: 3 June 2014, 3pm. Quota is limited and successful applications will be chosen by drawing lots.


Guided Tours cum WorkshopsTime:

10:30am -12:00noon



Hong Kong Heritage Museum (1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong)


Target Participants:

Students / Members of Special Schools and Rehab Centres and People with Cognitive Impairment


Enrollment & Enquiry

Click here to download the enrollment form (in Chinese only)


Jockey Club Arts Accessibility Service Centre

Phone: 2777 1771


Exhibition Details 

Hong Kong Heritage Museum Website