The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo is by no means a small-scale Disneyland. Originally conceived by Hayao Miyazaki and realized by his son Goro Miyazaki, it is a relatively small museum full of peculiar details. You could also watch Ghibli’s original short film, such as “Boro the Caterpillar,” Miyazaki’s latest production.
Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s drama-free, anti-climax “My Neighbor Totoro” reminds us how humans used to interact with nature. Totoro was not imaginary 50 years ago. He was next the kids who used to venture out to explore honest, raw face of nature when adults weren’t watching. Nature was the teacher for children, and Totoro was their capricious and ambiguous guardian.