Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation
2 July – 6 October 2019
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
This exhibition will be the first retrospective dedicated to Takahata Isao (1935-2018, Takahata is his family name*), Japan’s leading animation director.
The best known works that Takahata directed include: the Japanese television series “Heidi, Girl of the Alps” and “Anne of Green Gables”; “Chie the Brat”; and the Studio Ghibli films “Grave of the Fireflies” and “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”.
Presenting precious objects, including Takahata’s production notes and storyboards, the show will shed light on the way how he pioneered a style of Japanese animation and also the collaborative efforts he made with Miyazaki Hayao and others.
*In this article, we put the family name first, followed by the given name.
Highlights of the “Takahata Isao” exhibition
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